The nomination process has started for the three-tier panchayat elections (except Haridwar district), but there was not much enthusiasm among the candidates in the first two days. The statistics of the State Election Commission are confirming this. So far only 7978 candidates have filed nominations for a total of 66399 posts. In such a situation, the candidates are expected to compete for the next two days, i.e., on Monday and Tuesday. It is also a challenge for machinery. Also, the candidates and their supporters have to sweat a lot.
The nomination process for the panchayat elections started on September 20, but only 1732 candidates filed nomination papers on the first day. However, the next day on September 21, it gained momentum and 6246 candidates filed nominations. September 22 was a holiday due to Sunday. According to the information received from the Commission, in two days 635 in Almora district, 1877 in Udham Singh Nagar, 280 in Champawat, 541 in Nainital, 911 in Pithoragarh, 567 in Bageshwar, 338 in Uttarkashi, 638 in Chamoli, 765 in Dehradun, 467 in Pauri and In Rudraprayag, 323 candidates filed nomination papers. In such a situation, the remaining two days are left for nomination on September 23 and September 24. It is also a test for machinery.
The post of GM member may be vacant
Among the three-tier panchayats, the highest number of 55574 posts are of the Gram Panchayat member. If you look at the picture so far, only 2033 nominations have been filed for them. If the pace remains the same in the next two days, then a large number of Gram Panchayat member posts may remain vacant.
Nominations so far
Posts ——————- Number
GM Member ———- 2033
Village Head ———– 3761
Area Member ———- 1877
G.P.Member ———– 307
Panchayat elections to be held in 12 districts
There are 89 development blocks in these districts
There are 7485 posts of village heads
55574 Gram Panchayat Member Posts
There are 2985 Kshetra Panchayat member posts.
356 are Zilla Panchayat member posts
Number of 8051 total polling stations