Andhra goes to the 4th phase of the Gram panchayat polls today


The fourth phase of the Gram panchayat elections will be held today in Andhra Pradesh for the post of 2,743 sarpanch and 22,423 parish member posts, according to a statement from the state’s Panchayati Raj department.

“The third phase elections were held for 2,745 sarpanch and 22,514 parish member seats. Of these, 554 sarpanch and 10,921 parish members were unanimously elected. filed for 2 sarpanchs and 91 ward members, “Gopal Krishna Dwivedi told senior secretary, Panchayati Raj department.

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The fourth phase of the ballot is planned in 16 fiscal divisions, 161 mandates from 13 districts. About 67 75 226 voters will vote.

The election will take place in 28,995 polling stations, of which 6,047 polling stations have been identified as sensitive polling stations and 4,967 polling stations have been identified as hypersensitive polling stations.

<< 1,538 first stage returning officers, 3,130 second stage returning officers, 3,848 assistant returning officers, 34,809 returning officers and 53,282 other returning officers were appointed. Besides this staff, 544 area officers, 1,406 route officers and 2,620 micro-observers have been appointed, "he said.

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All necessary arrangements are made to manage any untoward incident during voting time in coordination with the police. Elaborate security arrangements have been made in counting centers with COVID-19 protocols in place.

“18,967 metering supervisors and 51,862 metering officers have been appointed and the necessary training has also been provided to them,” said the principal secretary.

A command and control center has been established within the Office of the Commissioner, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development to oversee the electoral process.

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Webcast arrangements are made at the Office of the Commissioner, PR and RD to monitor the voting process on Election Day. All 13 District Officers are responsible for continuously monitoring the voting process through webcasting.



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