In Bihar, nomination for the first phase of panchayat elections for the posts of Mukhiyas, Sarpanchs, Zila Parishad Members, Panchayat Samiti Members and Ward Members began from today. In this phase election will be held in 12 blocks of ten districts including Gaya, Nawada and Aurangabad. Candidates can file their nomination paper till September 08 and scrutiny of nomination paper will be on September 11. Withdrawal of nomination paper is September 13. Polling will be on September 24 and counting of votes will be held on September 26 and 27.
The elections to the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions will be held in 11 phases from 24th of September to 12th December this year.
Elections will be held for the posts of one thousand 161 posts of zila parishad,11 thousand 497 posts of panchayat samiti members,eight thousand 387 posts of mukhiyas and one lakh 14 thousand 733 posts of gram panchayat members.
The PRI bodies of the Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samitis and Zila Parishads had to be constituted by 15th of June this year, but the elections could not be held due to COVID pandemic.