Nomination papers to be filed with Estate Officer JDA from June 14

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Nomination papers to be filed with Estate Officer JDA from June 14
Nomination papers to be filed with Estate Officer JDA from June 14

 

The Election Commission of India has issued the programme for holding Bye-election from 34-Jalandhar West (SC) Assembly Constituency and nomination papers to be filed with the Estate Officer Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA), Jalandhar who is Returning Officer for the constituency, between 11.00 AM and 03.00 PM on any of the notified days other than a public holiday from June 14 to June 21, 2024.

A Spokesperson said that
scrutiny of nominations would be on June 24
(Monday) and
last date for withdrawal of candidatures is June 26 (Wednesday). The poll date is July 10, 2024 (Wednesday) and date of counting would be on July 13, 2024 (Saturday).

He further informed that hours of poll would be from 7.00 A.M to 6.00 P.M. The nomination papers are to be filled in FORM 2B. Blank forms are available with the Returning Officer-cum- Estate Officer Jalandhar Development Authority, Jalandhar. Typed nomination paper will also be accepted provided they are in the prescribed format.

He said that in order to qualify for a Assembly Constituency (Vidhan Sabha) seat, a candidate should be registered as an elector for any constituency of that State. To satisfy the concerned Returning Officer on this point, candidates should produce a certified copy of the relevant entry of the electoral roll in force.

He informed that June 15, 2024 being 3rd Saturday is not a holiday under the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, therefore, nomination papers can be presented to the Returning Officer on that day and June 16, 2024 being Sunday is a holiday under the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, therefore, nomination papers can not be presented to the Returning Officers on that day.
Similarly, June 17, 2024 being holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) under the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881, therefore, nomination papers cannot be presented to the Returning Officers on that day.

The Spokesperson said that The Model Code of Conduct has come into force in the Jalandhar West Assembly Constituency from the date of announcement of bye elections (June 10, 2024) by the Election Commission of India and shall remain in force till the completion of the election process, i.e July 15, 2024.
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