The Election Commission of India will release AP MLC Election Notification and TS MLC Election Notification on 25th February 2019 for Andhra Pradesh Teachers MLC Election Notification, Graduates MLC Election Notification, Telangana Teachers MLC Election Notification, Graduates MLC Election Notification. The Election Commission has decided to hold Biennial Election to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Legislative Councils and bye-election to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council from Visakhapatnam Local Authorities’ Constituency, in accordance with the following AP TS Graduates Teachers MLC Elections Notification 2019 Schedule. Code of Conduct implemented. The official AP MLC Notification/TS MLC Notification will be available in the Election Commission of India website.
AP TS Graduates Teachers TS/AP MLC Election Notification 2019 Schedule
|1||Issue of Notifications||25th February 2019 (Monday)|
|2||Last date of making nominations||5th March 2019 (Tuesday)|
|3||Scrutiny of nominations||6th March 2019 (Wednesday)|
|5||Last date for withdrawal of candidatures||8th March 2019 (Friday)|
|6||Date of poll||22nd March 2019 (Friday)|
|7||Hours of poll||8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.|
|8||Counting of Votes||26th March 2019 (Tuesday)|
|9||Date before which election shall be completed||28th March 2019 (Thursday)|
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Legislative Council sitting members(MLC’s) – TS/AP MLC Election Notification 2019:
|Sl. No.||Name of Constituency||Name of the|
|Date of retirement|
|1.||East –West Godavari|
|Kalidindi Ravi Kiran|
|2.||Krishna-Guntur Graduates’||Boddu Nageswara|
|3.||Srikakulam-Vizianagaram- Visakhapatnam Teachers’||Gade Srinivasulu|
|1.||Medak-Nizamabad-Adilabad- Karimnagar Graduates’||K. Swamy Goud||29.03.2019|
|2.||Medak-Nizamabad-Adilabad- Karimnagar Teachers’||Paturi Sudhakar|
|3.||Warangal-Khammam- Nalgonda Teachers’||Poola Ravinder|
|4.||Hyderabad Local Authorities’||M.S. Prabhakar Rao||01.05.2019|
AP, TS Graduates Teachers MLC Elections Code of Conduct – 2019
As per the Election Commission of India No. 322/ECl/INST/FUNC/BIEN-LC /2016
The Commission constituted a Working Group to examine the matter. The Commission, having considered the report of the Working Group and the matter in its entirety, has directed that all provisions of Model Code of Conduct for the political parties and candidates’ shall apply mutatis mutandis in Biennial including Bye-Elections to the State Legislative Councils from Graduates’ & Teachers’ Constituencies as well as Local Authorities’ Constituencies. Consequently, various instructions issued by the Commission from time to time in clarification of the MCC provisions would also apply for such elections.
Ministers, whether Central or State (including Chief Minister) may make an official visit to any district(s) in which any Biennial/Bye-election from a Council Constituency is being held subject to the following conditions: –
- a. They shall not do any inauguration/laying of foundation stones of any educational institution, which are constituents of Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies.
- b. The official visit shall not be combined with the election-related work/tours.
- c. There shall be no announcement of new policy programme/ policy likely to influence the graduates, the teachers and members of Local Authorities who form the electorate of the Constituencies going to poll.
- II. No official of any rank of the district(s) dealing with election-related work where the biennial/bye-elections are being held shall be called to attend any meeting by any Minister at any place, even in another district, where the election is not being held. Any official who meets the Minister on his private visit to the constituency where elections are being held shall be deemed to be guilty of misconduct under the relevant service rules; and if he happens to be an officer mentioned in Section 129 (1) of the Representation of People Act, 1951, he shall also be additionally considered to have violated the statutory provisions of that section and liable to penal action provided thereunder.
- III. No member of any Local Authority which forms part of the electorate of a Local Authorities’ Constituency shall be called for any meeting/video conference by any Minister (in his capacity as Minister). Routine meetings of the Local Bodies, when essential, may be held with the prior permission of the District Election Officer of the District concerned.
- IV. No pilot car(s) or other car(s) with beacon lights of any colour or car(s) affixed with sirens of any kind making his presence conspicuous shall be used by any Minister during his private visit to the constituency, even if the State administration has granted him a security cover requiring presence of armed guards accompanying him on tour.
- V. No policy announcement or programme, which influences the electorate either directly or indirectly, shall be initiated in the Government Departments till the completion of elections.
- VI. On need basis and in consultation with CEO of the state/ECI Observer, the DEO/RO should put in place for every tehsil a special video team to a video graph political meeting at public places and record visits of the Ministers and other important political functionaries. The ECI observer shall see the video recording in the evening of the same day so that he can report any violation to the Commission in the prescribed format.
- VI/. In case of elections from Local Authorities’ Constituencies, the restrictions on “Official Tours” by Central & State Ministers will also be applicable to the use of any “Official Cars” by “Office Bearers” of Local Authorities, like, Mayors of Municipal Corporations, Presidents of Municipal Councils & Zilla Parishads. The use of official cars by them shall only be allowed for travel to & from Office to Residence.
- VIII. Public places such as maidans etc., for holding election meetings, and use of helipads for air-flights in connection with elections shall not be monopolized by the party in power. Other parties and candidates shall also be allowed to use them on a first-cum-first-served basis.
- IX.No fresh Sanction of work using the IT Platform to be used depending upon the MP/MLA/MLC schemes for work that would amount to influencing the electorate.
- X. There shall be a total ban on the transfer of Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers appointed for Biennial elections/bye-elections to State Legislative Councils after the announcement of elections and this ban will be in force till the completion of elections. The transfer orders in respect of the above officers issued prior to the date of the announcement but not implemented should not be given effect to without obtaining the specific permission of the Commission. In those cases, where a transfer of an officer is necessary on account of administrative exigencies, the State Govt. may with full justification approach the Commission for prior clearance.
- XI. In order to conduct free and fair elections to keep a check on adverse role of money power and to check the movement of black money during biennial elections/bye-elections to Legislative Council, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued on 29.05.2015, excepting deployment of Static Surveillance Teams, should be made applicable.
- XII. State and District Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) shall be appointed, as prescribed in the Compendium of Instructions on Election Expenditure Monitoring, immediately on announcement of biennial/ bye-elections for pre-certification of election advertisements as in case of TV Channels / Cable Network, Radio including private FM Channels, Cinema Halls, Audio-Visual displays in public place and social media and also monitoring the general conduct of political functionaries during campaign.
- XIII. The bulk SMSs/Voice messages on phone in election campaigning shall also be in the purview of pre-certification of election advertisements as in case of TV Channels / Cable Network, Radio including private FM Channels, Cinema Halls, Audio-Visual displays in public place and social media. The legal provisions, as applicable to other modes of electronic media shall also be applicable to bulk SMSs/ Voice messages.
- XIV. Under Section 29 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 read with Rule
- 69 of the Conduct of the Election Rules, 1961, a place of the poll is fixed for conducting the poll in respect of the election to the Council of States and the State Legislative Councils by MLAs. As per Section 135C, “dry day” is to be declared in Polling Areas and polling area is defined in Section 25 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which is applicable to elections from Constituencies i.e. for elections to Lok Sabha, Legislative Assemblies and elections to Legislative Councils from Graduates’, Teachers’ and Local Authorities’ Constituencies.
- XV. The provision regarding prevention of misuse of vehicles and regulation of convoys during campaign period as in the case of elections to House of People / Legislative Assemblies shall be made applicable for Council elections also.
- XVI. Restriction on the presence of political functionaries in a constituency after the campaign period is over i.e., 48 hours before the closure of the poll as in the case of elections to House of People / Legislative Assemblies shall be made applicable for Council elections from Council Constituencies also.
- In the context of certain queries that have been raised in this connection, it is clarified that: –
(a) The practice of keeping the electors in hotels/resorts and other similar places during the election period would amount to bribing of electors. It is clarified that such practice shall be construed as a violation of sub-Para (4) of Para 1-General Conduct of MCC apart from being a violation of Section 171 B of IPC.
(b)The phrase ‘the rest houses/dak bungalows or other Government accommodation’ in paragraph (VII- (iii)) of MCC would also include Guest Houses of all institutions that are getting Government assistance in any form of grant-in-aid etc.
(c) With regard to paragraph (VII-(v) (vi)) of MCC, it is clarified that these would be made applicable only with regard to the Graduates’/Teachers’/Local Authorities’ Constituencies where the election is being held
These are the details about AP, TS Graduates Teachers MLC Elections Notification 2019. The Election code of conduct about Andhra Pradesh Teachers MLC Elections, Graduates MLC Elections, Telangana Teachers MLC Elections, Graduates MLC Elections will be implemented after the release of AP MLC Election Notification 2019 and TS MLC Election Notification 2019.