From February 11, three (3) tiers Panchayat election will be done in Odisha. This Panchayat election will be done in 11th, 13th, 15th, 17th and 19th February 2012 in five phases. After election, calculation of votes will be done in the voting counters. But the results will not be published immediately. In March 3, voting for Naib Sarpanch, In 11th Voting for Secretary of Panchayat Samiti, In 13th voting for secretary of Zilla parisad will be done. From 24th December 2011, Odisha State Election Commission has published authorized notifications for this panchayat election in Odisha. With this Ideal Election Behavior rules also came into action from this day. This rule will be valid till February 19th means it will be valid for 59 days.
Important Points of Panchayat Election in Odisha 2012
In this election totally 2,44,82,765 voters will choose 1,00,841 leaders as Sarpanchs, Ward members, Nominees and members of zilla parisad.
From the 1,00,841 leaders, 87,528 persons will be selected as ward members, 6228 persons will be selected as Sarpanchs, 6231 persons will be selected as nominees and 854 persons will be selected as members of zilla parisad.
In this Panchayat election of Odisha, some panchayats are not allowed to elect their leaders. Such panchayats are:-
>Talbarkot and Sankarpur panchayats of Dhenkanal sadar block.
>Krushna chhai and Kanchan panchayats of Seragarh block of Ganjam district.
>Kurujanga and Lataharan panchayats of Kakatpur block of Puri district.
>Bankipalli panchayat of Dunguripali block of Subarnapur district.
>Dhinkia panchayat of Jagatsinghpur district.
For these above panchayats, the collectors of the respective districts are selected as election officers. Like this in January 3 of 2012, applications will be received for the positions and dates for election will be declared.
Other Information related to Panchayat Election in Odisha of 2012
According to the advertisement of Odisha Panchayat Raj Department, candidates can deposit their candidature details from 7th January 2012 to 12th January 2012. Candidature details will be examined on 13th January. The candidates can withdraw their candidature details between 18th December, 3 PM.
The voters can give their votes on 11th, 13th, 15th, 17th and 19th February from 7 AM to 12 Noon. After receiving of votes, calculation will be done at the same voting counters after 1 PM. But no results will be declared on the same day. In this panchayat election of Odisha, 50% seats are reserved as women quota. Expenditure limits for Sarpanch and other members is 60 thousands and 1 lac 20 thousands for members of zilla parisad. In this election, Govt of Odisha is spending 56 crores and 23 lacs.
In this election no Govt guest houses can not be used. In between the election times no transfer, promotion and build up works will not be done. But there will be no stop order on reliefs or replacement due to natural calamities. The election commission has put certain limits on the speaks of M.L.A.s and other ministers. The members of zilla parisad candidates can use 2 four wheelers and 4 motor cycles and Sarapanch candidates can use 1 four wheeler and 2 motor cycles. Caste certificates is compulsory for all the candidates at the time of candidature submission. Orange color vote box will be used for ward members, green for Sarapanchs, Yellow color for nominees and white colour vote box will be used for members of zilla parisads.
Reference:- Oriya Sambad E Paper