49. Appointment of dates for nominations, etc.

As soon as the notification calling upon the constituencies in a panchayat at any level to elect a member or members is issued, the State Election Commission shall, by notification in the Gazette, appoint –

  1. the last date for making nomination which shall be the seventh day after the date of publication of the first mentioned notification or, if that day is public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday;
  2. the date for the scrutiny of nominations which shall be the day immediately following the last date for making nominations or, if that day is a public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday;
  3. the last date for the withdrawal of candidatures, which shall be the second day after the date for the scrutiny of nominations or, if that day is a public holiday, the next succeeding day which is not a public holiday;
  4. the date or dates on which a poll shall, if necessary, be taken which or the first of which shall be a date not earlier than the twentieth day after the last date for the withdrawal of candidatures; and
  5. the date before which the election shall be completed.