Bhubaneswar: The nomination papers filing process of different political parties contesting the ensuing panchayat elections will start from today.
“Nomination filing starts from 11 am to 3 pm on January 11 and the process will continue till January to 17. Scrutiny of the papers will be done on January 18.” secretary, State Election Commission, said
Withdrawal of nomination is allowed till 3 pm on January 21 and the final list of candidate names will be out after that.
Sahu added, “Nominations for sarpanch and ward member polls will be received by an extension officer engaged at gram panchayat headquarters while a Block Development Officer (BDO) will collect papers of candidates for panchayat samiti polls.”