by PIB Delhi
There is a casual vacancy in the Council of States from West Bengal as per following details: –
State Name of Members Reason Date of vacancy Term Up to West Bengal Shri Dinesh Trivedi Resignation 12.02.2021 02.04.2026
2. The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from West Bengal to fill up the above–mentioned vacancy in accordance with the following schedule: –
S. No Events Dates Issue of Notifications 22nd July, 2021 (Thursday) Last date of making nominations 29th July, 2021 (Thursday) Scrutiny of nominations 30th July, 2021 (Friday) Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 02nd August, 2021 (Monday) Date of Poll 09th August, 2021 (Monday) Hours of Poll 09:00 am-04:00 pm Counting of Votes 09th August, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm Date before which election shall be completed 10th August, 2021 (Tuesday)
3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: –
I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity
II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:
(a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:
(b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations
III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.
4. The Chief Secretary, West Bengal is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the said bye election.