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Delay in Panchayat elections due to corona, elect after 3 month

 Delay in Panchayat elections due to corona, elect after 3 month

The Gujarat Election Commission has postponed the municipal and panchayat elections due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The elections for local bodies of self-governance including six municipal corporations, 55 municipalities, 31 district and 231 taluka panchayats were scheduled to be held in November.

After taking stock of the pandemic situation, the Commission has announced that the polls would be postponed for three months. Now, the elections for civic bodies of Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar and the district panchayats will be held in 2021. Even after three months, the Commission would review the situation and will decide whether to further delay the polls or hold them.



According to sources, the government is likely to appoint administrators for the local bodies once the term of their elected wings is over.

“It is not possible to hold the local elections because the entire machinery is involved in handling the pandemic,” a State government official said.

CG Government of Gujarat Order No . : Chatan / 102030/4 / G Panchayat, Rural Housing and Rural Development Department, Secretariat, Gandhinagar, dated 18/12/2020 


(1) State Election Commissioner, State Election Commission , Secretariat, Gandhinagar dated 17/10/2050, Declaration No.: Rachha - Chatan - M.K.10  (2) -102050-6. (Ii) Interim order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court dated 08/12/2030 in IA No. 1918/2020 in SLP No. 303/2017. 

Introduction: As per section 13 (1) of Gujarat Panchayat Act, 13, as shown in Appendix (1) and Appendix (2), out of 31 District Panchayats of the state, term of 30 District Panchayats is 31/12/2030, 01 District Panchayat term is Dt. 8/12/2030 and out of 31 taluka panchayats, the term of 239 taluka panchayats is 31/12/2040, 01 taluka panchayat term is 17/12/2030 and other 01 taluka panchayat term is 08/01/2021.

Happens. As per Section 16 (1), Section 13 (1) (a) and Section 13 of the Gujarat Panchayats Act, the term of the Panchayats shall be up to 5 years from the first sitting and the right to hold general elections before the expiry of the term is vested in the State Election Commission. But according to the declaration of the State Election Commission dated 19/10/2050 on the number (1) taken from the reading, “The circumstances of the present natural calamity are exceptional and exceptional, considering the prevailing situation of Kovid-12. 

So that the Commission comes to the conclusion that by holding timely elections in 21 District Panchayats and 21 Taluka Panchayats in the Panchayat areas keeping in view the constitutional and legal provisions.

Facing an epidemic situation will have to hand over the responsibility of elections to the system and endanger the health and lives of the system as well as ordinary citizens. The system involved in the Covid 15 epidemic will be disrupted and the ongoing campaign against the epidemic will be hampered. Therefore, the general elections of the local bodies to be held in November 2020 have been postponed for the next three months, and after three months it will review the epidemic situation and decide to hold the elections. 

Name in detail of the number (2) taken from the sale. 5LP, .no under consideration in the Supreme Court. Interlocutory ^ pplication was filed in 30635/2015. The Hon'ble Supreme Court has given an interim judgment in the said Interlocutory Application from 08/12/2020, "Election of all local bodies shall be completed by the end of February, 2021. 

In the meantime, we are of the view. that the Chief Executive officer (whatever designation called in each local body) shall carry on necessary functions without taking any policy decision so that all local bodies will be smoothly run till the newly elected bodies take charges. We make it clear that as per the constitutional provision of article 243E and 243U the tenure of elected bodies is only for five years from the date appointed for its first meeting and no longer. 

Delay in Panchayat elections due to corona, elect after 3 month : 

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After expiry of the tenure in the month of December - 2020 it goes without saying that elected bodies shall cease to function and as submitted fresh steps for constituting the freshly elected bodies shall be under taken within the time stated hereinabove. "G Order: It is noted that as per the details given in Appendix-1) and Appendix (2), till the general elections of 31 District Panchayats and 21 Taluka Panchayats of the state expire, the District Development Officer and Taluka Acting Head of the concerned District Panchayat and Taluka Panchayat. The development officer will carry out the day-to-day operations but during this period policy decisions will be made. 

By order of the Governor of Gujarat and in his name, 1 / Del (with Ashish) Deputy Secretary Panchayat, Rural Housing and Rural Development Department, enclosure: Appendix 1 and 2,

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