Patna: Bihar cabinet today gave its nod for holding 10 phase three-tier panchayat election in the state beginning from April 24.
"The state cabinet today gave its nod to Panchayati Raj Department's proposal to hold 10 phase election in the state. It has approved the schedule for holding three tier panchayat elections," Cabinet Secretariat Department's Principal Secretary Brajesh Mehrotra said.
It also approved February 28 as the date for issuance of a common notification for holding elections, he added. Mehrotra said the panchayat poll would be held on April 24, 28, May 2,6,10,14,18,22,26 and 30.
Separate notifications would be issued on March 2,4,8,10, 11,26,28,30, April 4 and April 7, he said.
There are around 8500 gram panchayats across Bihar in which same numbers of village heads and sarpanch would be elected. Around 11500 members of panchayat samiti and around 1150 members of district board would be elected in the state, officials said.