Election Commission

Biennial Election to the Council of States from Union Territory of Puducherry to fill the seat of a member retiring on 06.10.2021-

Posted On: 09 SEP 2021 11:38AM by PIB Delhi

The term of office of 01member of the Council of States elected from Union Territory of Puducherry is due to expire on his retirement in October, 2021as detailed below: - 

Name of Union Territory

Name of Member

Date of Retirement


Sh. N. Gokulakrishnan



2.            The Commission has decided to hold biennial election to the Council of States from Union Territory of Puducherry to fill up the above said vacancy in accordance with the following Schedule: -




Dates & Days


Issue of Notifications

15thSeptember,  2021 (Wednesday)


Last date of making nominations

22ndSeptember,  2021 (Wednesday)


Scrutiny of nominations

23rdSeptember,  2021 (Thursday)


Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

27th September,  2021 (Monday)


Date of Poll

04th October, 2021 (Monday)


Hours of Poll

09:00am – 04:00pm


Counting of Votes

04th October, 2021 (Monday)  at 05:00 pm


Date before which election shall be completed

06th October, 2021 (Wednesday)




3.            Broad Guidelines of Covid-19 as already issued by ECI as well as the recent guidelines issued by ECI as contained in para 13 of Press Note dated 04.09.2021 available at link https://eci.gov.in/files/file/13681-schedule-to-fill-casual-vacancy-and-adjourned-poll-in-the-assembly-constituencies-regarding/ to be followed, wherever applicable, during entire election process for all persons.


4.            The Chief Secretary, Government of Puducherry is being directed to depute a senior officer from the Union Territory to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the said biennial election.





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