ECI points programme for Jalandhar bye-election; Sibin C
CHANDIGARH: The Election Fee of India has issued the detailed programme for holding Jalandhar Bye-election Parliamentary Constituency. Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab (CEO) Sibin C knowledgeable that notification can be issued on thirteenth April, 2023 (Thursday), whereas the final date for making nominations is twentieth April, 2023 (Thursday).
He stated that Scrutiny of nominations can be on twenty first April, 2023 (Friday) and final date for withdrawal of candidature is twenty fourth April, 2023 (Monday). Polling can be held on tenth Could, 2023 (Wednesday) from 8 am to six.00 pm and counting of votes can be on thirteenth Could, 2023 (Saturday). CEO stated that election course of shall be accomplished on fifteenth Could, 2023 (Monday).
Divulging the small print, he stated that nomination papers are to be offered with the Returning Officer between 11.00 am and three.00 pm on any day apart from a public vacation from thirteenth April, 2023 to twentieth April, 2023. The Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar is a Returning Officer for 04-Jalandhar (SC) Parliamentary Constituency.
He additional stated that the nomination papers are to be stuffed in kind 2A for 04-Jalandhar (SC) Parliamentary Constituency By-Election. Clean types can be found with the Returning Officer. Typed nomination paper may even be accepted supplied they’re within the prescribed kind.
With a purpose to qualify for a Parliamentary Constituency (Lok Sabha) seat, a candidate needs to be registered as an elector for any Parliamentary Constituency. To fulfill the involved Returning Officer on this level, candidates ought to produce a licensed copy of the related entry of the electoral roll in power.
A certificates can also be required to make and subscribe to an oath or affirmation within the prescribed kind earlier than the involved Returning Officer or another individual so approved by the Election Fee of India. The oath/affirmation needs to be taken/made by a candidate after his nomination paper has been stuffed and earlier than the date fastened for the Scrutiny of nominations.
CEO knowledgeable that 14.04.2023 being Vaisakhi/Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (Friday) is a vacation beneath the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, subsequently, nomination papers can’t be offered by the candidate on that day.
15.04.2023 being third Saturday will not be a vacation beneath the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, subsequently, nomination papers may be offered by the candidate on that day. 16.04.2023 being Sunday is a vacation, subsequently, nomination papers can’t be offered by the candidate on that day. Equally, 22.04.2023 being 4th Saturday is a vacation; subsequently, Withdrawal of nomination papers can’t be offered by the candidate on that day.
23.04.2023 being Sunday is a vacation and Withdrawal of nomination papers can’t be offered by the candidate on that day. CEO stated that the Mannequin Code of Conduct has come into power within the district Jalandhar from the date of announcement of bye elections from twenty ninth March, 2023 by the Election Fee of India and shall stay in power until the completion of the election course of.