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Zila Panchayat election dates in October
RANCHI: The state election commission on Thursday began its preparations for the three-tier panchayat election that are scheduled to be held in November this year.
State election commissioner Shiv Basant met block development officers (BDO) from 12 districts on Friday.
Basant said the dates for the elections, which will witness about 60,000 booths, would be announced in October, and the polls would be conducted in five phases.
"The delimitation of wards has already been completed and reservation of posts has begun for the polls," Basant told the media.
This year's panchayat election will witness 10,000 new wards that have been formed with the rise in population in the rural areas.
Friday's session also witnessed a training session of 263 BDOs on securing the posts and conducting polls on ballots rather than the electronic voting machines (EVM).
However, dates for the municipal election in Chas, Deoghar and Dhanbad, tentatively slotted in June, will be announced in April. Apart from the three, five other municipal corporations will go to polls this year.
The state election commission said this panchayat election would be the biggest in Jharkhand in terms of volume. "There will be a booth in every ward and the entire state machinery will be galvanized," Basant said.
The state election commission said this panchayat election would be the biggest in Jharkhand in terms of volume