The Election Commission instructed the district election authorities yesterday to work out logistical needs to conduct the election to the local authorities, an official said.

The Commission , the apex body authorized in the conduct of elections , called for a meeting with the Assistant Election Commissioners stationed district-wise to enumerate vehicles and public servants to assess the requirement for the conduct of elections .

The Commission is planning to issue the gazette notification calling for elections to 340 local bodies.

More than 8000 representatives will be elected to carry out local administration.

An official who wished to remain anonymous said the new local bodies should be constituted by March 20, next year.

He said instructions were given to work out arrangements for the conduct of postal voting and handing over of nominations.

The last local government election was conducted in February, 2018.

Source – Daily Mirror