New Delhi, 17 March 2021: The term of office of 03 members of the Rajya Sabha elected from Kerala is due to expire on their retirement in April, 2021 as detailed below:-
|S. No||Name of Member||Date of Retirement
||K. K. Ragesh|
|Sl. No.||Events||Dates & Days|
|Issue of Notifications||24th March, 2021 (Wednesday)|
|Last date of making nominations||31st March, 2021 (Wednesday)|
|Scrutiny of nominations||03rd April, 2021 (Saturday)|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidatures||05th April, 2021 (Monday)|
|Date of Poll||12th April, 2021 (Monday)|
|Hours of Poll||09:00 am-04:00 pm|
|Counting of Votes||12th April, 2021 (Monday) at 05:00 pm|
|Date before which election shall be completed||16th April, 2021 (Friday)|
2. The Commission has decided to hold biennial election to the Council of States from Kerala to fill up the above said vacancies in accordance with the following Schedule: –
3. Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: –
I. Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity
II. At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:
(a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:
(b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations
III. Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.
- The Chief Secretary, Kerala is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the said biennial election.
- Further, the Commission has also appointed the Chief Electoral Officer, Kerala as Observer for the election.