Calendar for elections to panchayat polls

Staff Correspondent

The process will start on Monday

MANGALORE: Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer H.V. Parshwanath has announced the calendar for electing presidents and vice-presidents of the Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat and the five taluk panchayats in the district. The process will start with elections in the Puttur Taluk Panchayat on Monday and end with election to the posts in the zilla panchayat on Saturday.

The posts of president and vice-president of the zilla panchayat for the first term have been reserved for Backward Class A (Woman) and general categories, respectively. The election will be conducted at the zilla panchayat meeting hall on Saturday.

In Puttur Taluk Panchayat, the post of the president has been reserved for Scheduled Tribes and the vice-president's post for Backward Class A (woman).

The president of the Belthangady Taluk Panchayat, to be elected on Tuesday, will be from the general category and the vice-president from the Scheduled Castes. The president of the Bantwal Taluk Panchayat will be a woman from the Backward Class A community .

Elections to the posts in the Mangalore Taluk Panchayat will be held on Friday at the taluk panchayat meeting hall here. The post of president has been reserved for the general category and that of the vice-president for a woman from the general category.

In Sullia, the election will be held on Wednesday with members electing a woman president from the general category and her deputy from the general category.

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