Mysuru, December 3:- As advised by the Election Commission, the Gram Panchayat elections will be held in two phases on December 22 and 27. Zilla Panchyat chief executive officer (CEO) D Bharathi on Thursday (December 3) asked all the candidates to follow Covid-19 guidelines without fail while canvassing.
She said, “Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) has been issued. There are particular guidelines to the CEO and Health Department. Accordingly, voters must be masked when they come to vote. The thermal screening will be compulsorily done at all the polling booths.”
Bharathi said, “PDOs, EOs and engineers have been issued special guidelines. We will work according to the orders from Mysuru Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri. Every Gram Panchayat will have a returning officer. He or she will ensure all Covid guidelines are adhered to during polling. Considering there will be more candidates for GP polls, we need to be extra careful.” (MR/KS)