Special Correspondent

PONDICHERRY: The State Election Commission of Pondicherry, on Saturday, issued statutory notifications for the first phase of civic polls to be held on June 24 in Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam regions.

State Election Commissioner R. Narayana said that nominations can be filed with the issue of notifications and the last date for this is June 10.

While scrutiny of nominations has been scheduled for June 12 the last date for withdrawal of papers is June 14.

Mr. Narayana said that nominations could be filed between 11 a.m. and 3 p. m. on all working days including Saturdays.

The election of chairmen for the three municipalities (Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam) and councillors of the municipal councils would be on party basis.