Code of Conduct enforced for Anethang Ward

Gangtok, 07 Sept:

Returning Officer, District Magistrate [South], has issued notice for conduct of Bye-Election of 03-Anethang Ward of 46-Barfung Zarung Gram Panchayat Unit [OBC[C][W] in South Sikkim in pursuance of notification issued by State Election Commission.

In a press release, the DM informs that the election is to be held to elect member of 3-Anethang Ward of 46-Barfung Zarung GPU [OBC[C][W].

Nomination papers may be delivered by the candidate or his proposer to the Returning Officer/Assistant Returning Officer at the office of the Additional District Collector [South], District Administrative Centre inNamchi between 11.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on any day [other than a public holiday] and not later than 11 Sept, 2018. Form of Nomination Paper may be obtained at the aforementioned place and time.

He further informs that the nomination paper will be taken up for scrutiny at the office of the Returning Officer, DAC, Namchi on 12 Sept, 2018 at 11.00 a.m.

Further, notice of withdrawal of candidature may be delivered by a candidate or his election agent to the Returning Officer/Assistant Returning Officer at the office of the ADC [South], Namchi before 3.00 p.m. on 14 Sept, 2018. In the event of the election being contested, the poll will be taken on 06 Oct, 2018 between 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., the release adds.

For conduct of free and fair Panchayat Bye-Election, the Model Code of the Conduct is enforced with effect from 04 Sept, 2018 till the election process is completed and is applicable to the concerned GPUnit vide State Election Commission, Sikkim Circular No.181/SEC/2018 dated 04/09/2018.