Shimla, July 5
The State Election commission today notified preparations of the electrol rolls in 36 wards of Shimla MC for conduct of the Shimla MC polls after it. The term of present MC is already over on June 17, 2022.
#State Election Commissioner Anil Khachi issued a notification for draft publication of electoral rolls as on July 6, 2022, Period for filing claims and objections before revising authorities is from July 7bto July 15, 2022. Also period for deciding claims and objections, within ten days from the filing of claims and objections.
Period for filing appeals before the Electoral Registration Officers within three days from the order passed by the Revising Authorities. Period for deciding appeals by the electoral registration officers on or before 05th August 2022 and final publication of electoral rolls on or before 8th August 2022.
SEC also notified that 1 ” July , 2022 would be qualifying date to determine the eligibility of an elector for registration in the electoral roll under HPMC Election Rules , 2012.
Electoral Registration Officers shall issue notice of final publication of Electoral Rolls as per program notified by the Commission . The finally published electoral rolls shall be uploaded on the official website of the Commission.
Earlier the, Commission said that on March 10, 2022 had published 41 wards in respect of Municipal Corporation Shimla in the Official Gazette of Himachal Pradesh. It said that Civil Writ Petitions (No. 1391& 1442) were filed in the Himachal Pradesh High Court wherein delimitation of five wards i.e. 6 – Summerhill , 9 Boileauganj , 11 – Tutikandi , 12 – Nabha and 13 – Phagli was challenged before the High Court.
Adding, ” HC vide its order dated June, 2022 has directed the Deputy Commissioner Shimla to dispose of the objections moved by the petitioners qua these wards afresh in accordance with law ; And whereas the matter with regard to delimitation of the above mentioned five wards is still under consideration of the competent authorities. The SEC in exercise of the powers vested under the Constitution of India , Sec 9 of the HOMC Act , 1994 read with Rule 14 of the HPMC Rules , 2012 issues notification schedule for preparation of polling station wise electoral rolls in respect of remaining 36 wards of Municipal Corporation Shimla.
It is worthwhile to mention that Tenure of present house is already expired on June 17, 2022 however SCE could not issue the notification of Election process for Shimla MC.