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GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA
PANCHAYAT RAJ AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT(PTS.III)DEPARTMENT
RULES-Telangana Panchayat Raj(Conduct of Elections of Upa-Sarpanch of Gram
Panchayat)Rules,2018-Issued.

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PANCHAYAT RAJ AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT(PTS.III)DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No. 25 Dated: 19-05-2018.
 Read
 From the Secretary, TSEC, Hyd., Lr.No.146/TSEC-PR/2018, Dt: 2.4.2018
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ORDER:
 The appended Notification will be published in extra ordinary issue of the
Telangana Gazette.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF TELANGANA)
 VIKAS RAJ
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT(FAC)

SECTION OFFICER
NOTIFICATION
 In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (i) of sub-section (2) of
section 286 read with Sections 9 and 10 of Section 15 of the Telangana
Panchayat Raj Act, 2018 (Act No.5 of 2018) the Governor of Telangana
hereby makes the following Rules relating to conduct of election of UpaSarpanch
of Gram Panchayat.
RULES
1. Short title:- These rules may be called the Telangana Panchayat Raj (Election of
Upa-Sarpanch of a Gram Panchayat) Rules, 2018.
2. Definitions :- (1) In these rules unless the context otherwise requires,
 (a) “Act” means the Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018;
 (b) “Form” means a Form appended to these rules;
(2) The words and expressions used but not defined in these rules shall have
the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.
3. Convening of Special Meeting:- (1) The election of the Upa-Sarpanch of a
Gram Panchayat shall be held in the Office of the Gram Panchayat on the same date on
which the results of the ordinary election of the Gram Panchayat are published at a
meeting of the Members specially convened for the purpose notice for which shall be
given in Form – I:
 Provided that the District Panchayat Officer or any person authorised by him may
direct that the meeting for the election of the Upa-Sarpanch shall be held at such place
as may be specified by him, other than the office of the Gram Panchayat if its office is
located in the house of any Member of the Gram Panchayat or if it is not convenient to
hold the meeting in the office of the Gram Panchayat:
 Provided further that if for any reason the election of the Upa-Sarpanch is not
held on the date aforesaid the special meeting for the election of Upa-Sarpanch shall be
held on the next day whether or not it is a holiday observed by the Gram Panchayat:
 Provided also that the State Election Commissioner may from time to time, for
the reasons to be recorded in writing, direct or permit the holding of the election of the
Upa-Sarpanch on any other day.
 (2) The meeting referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be presided over by the
Returning Officer appointed for conducting ordinary election to the office of Sarpanch
and Ward Members of the Gram Panchayat.
4. Quorum:- The first and second meetings specially convened for the election of UpaSarpanch,
shall not be held, unless there be present within one hour from the time
appointed for the meeting not less than one-half of the total number of members of the
Gram Panchayat inclusive of its Sarpanch. However, the subsequent Meeting or
Meetings convened for this purpose, shall be conducted, even if there is no quoram.
EXPLANATION: In determining 'one-half of the total number of Members' under
this sub-rule, any fraction arrived at, shall be construed as one.
5. Manner of Election:- (1) Any Member may propose only one of the Members for
election as Upa-Sarpanch duly seconded by another. The names of all the candidates
duly proposed and seconded shall be read out by the Presiding Officer of the meeting.
The contesting candidates shall be given thirty minutes time for withdrawal.

(2) If there is only one validly nominated candidate she/he shall be declared to
have been elected.
 (3) If there are two or more candidates, an election shall be held by show of
hands and votes of the members present at the meeting shall be taken.
 (4) The Presiding Officer shall, thereafter, record the number of votes polled, for
each such candidates ascertained by show of hands. He shall then announce the
number of votes secured by each candidate and shall declare the candidate who
secured the highest number of votes, as elected.
 (5) In the event of there being an equality of votes among the candidates, the
Presiding Officer shall draw lots in the presence of the members and the candidate
whose name is first drawn shall be declared to have been duly elected.
 (6) The candidate as also the Sarpanch shall also be entitled to vote at the
election.
6. Record of Proceedings :- Immediately after the meeting, the Presiding Officer
shall -
 (a) prepare a record of the proceedings at the meeting and sign it, attesting with
his initials every correction made therein and also permit any member present at the
meeting to affix her/his signature to such record if she/he expresses her/his desire to
do so; and
 (b) publish a notice signed by self stating, the name of the person elected as
Upa-Sarpanch on the notice board of the Gram Panchayat if there is one or in a
conspicuous place in the village and send a copy of such notice to the District
Panchayat Officer, District Collector, Commissioner of Panchayat Raj and State Election
Commission. A copy of such notice shall also be given to the candidate who is declared
elected as Upa-Sarpanch.
7. Filling up of casual vacancy:- (1) A casual vacancy in the Office of UpaSarpanch
shall be filled within a period of six months from the date of occurrence of
such vacancy:
 Provided that, before a casual election of Upa-Sarpanch is held, every casual
vacancy in the office of an elected member of a gram Panchayat shall be filled.
 However, in the event of a vacancy in the office of an elected member of Gram
Panchayat occurs for any reason after the issue of Upa-Sarpanch casual election
notification by the State Election Commission, the election to the office of Upa-Sarpanch
shall not be stalled and shall be conducted as per the schedule.
 (2) A meeting of the Gram Panchayat for the purpose shall be convened by a
person authorised by the District Panchayat Officer who shall be not below the rank of
Revenue Inspector. Notice of the day and hour of meeting shall be given at least three
clear days prior to the day of meeting in Form – II.
(3) Rules 4, 5 and 6 shall apply for filling up of a casual vacancy also in all other
respects.
 VIKAS RAJ
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT(FAC)
FORM – I
NOTICE OF THE MEETING FOR THE ELECTION OF UPA-SARPANCH,
GRAM PANCHAYAT
[See Rule 3(1)]
 Notice is hereby given to Sri/Smt/Kum …………….. Sarpanch / Member of the
Gram Panchayat ………………….who has been declared as such in the ordinary election
held today that a special meeting of the Sarpanch and Members of the Gram Panchayat
will also be held today i.e., on (date) …………. at (time) …………… at
(place)………………….. for the election of the Upa-Sarpanch, Gram Panchayat.
 If for any reason, election is not held on the aforesaid date, it shall be held at
(time)…………………… on the next day i.e, on (date)……………….whether or not it is a
holiday observed by the Gram Panchayat.
 The Sarpanch / Member is requested to make it convenient to attend the
meeting.
Place: Signature of Returning Officer
Date: Designation.
To
Sri / Smt/ Kum……………………….
Sarpanch / Member of Gram Panchayat.
……………………………….
FORM – II
[See Rule 7 (2)]
NOTICE OF THE MEETING FOR CASUAL ELECTION OF UPA-SARPANCH,
GRAM PANCHAYAT

 Notice is hereby given to Sri/Smt/Kum ………………. Sarpanch / Member of Gram
Panchayat…………………. that a meeting of the Sarpanch / Members of Gram Panchayat
will be held at (time ) ………. on (date) ………….. at (place)………………. for the election
of Upa-Sarpanch to fill up the casual vacancy.
If for any reason, election is not held on the aforesaid date, it shall be held at
the same time on the next day whether or not it is a holiday observed by the Gram
Panchayat.
The Sarpanch / Member is requested to make it convenient to attend the
meeting.
Place: Signature.
Date: Designation
To
Sri / Smt./ Kum………………………
Sarpanch / Member of Gram Panchayat.
………………………………….

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GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA
PANCHAYAT RAJ AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT(PTS.III)DEPARTMENT
RULES-Telangana Panchayat Raj(Preparation and Publication of Electoral
Rolls)Rules,2018-Rules-Issued.
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PANCHAYAT RAJ AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT(PTS.III)DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No. 26 Dated: 19-05-2018
 Read
 From the Secretary, Telangana State Election Commission, Hyd.,
 Lr.No.143/TSEC-PR/2018, Dt: 2.4.2018
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ORDER:
 The appended Notification will be published in extra ordinary issue of the
Telangana Gazette.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF TELANGANA)
 VIKAS RAJ
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT(FAC)

SECTION OFFICER
N O T I F I C A T I O N
In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (i) sub-section (2) of section 286,
read with section 11, sub-section (2) of section 145 and sub-section (2) of section 174,
of the Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018 (Act No. 5 of 2018), the Governor of
Telangana, hereby, makes the following Rules relating to preparation and publication of
electoral rolls under the said Act, for a Gram Panchayat, Mandal Praja Parishad and Zilla
Praja Parishad, or any portion thereof.
R U L E S
1. Short Title : These rules may be called the Telangana Panchayat Raj
(Preparation and Publication of Electoral Rolls) Rules, 2018.
2. Preparation of Gram Panchayat electoral roll : (1) The electoral roll of a
Gram Panchayat, hereinafter referred to as “the electoral roll”, shall be such part of the
current electoral roll of the Telangana Legislative Assembly Constituency, prepared and
published under the Representation of the People Act, 1950 (Central Act 43 of 1950), as
relates to the village, which shall be prepared by the District Panchayat Officer, taking
into account the various amendments issued to the said electoral roll of the Assembly
Constituency, from time to time, as they relate to the village, upto the date of election
notification.
(2) There shall be a separate electoral roll for each Gram Panchayat.
3. Electoral roll for election to the office of Sarpanch : For the purpose of
election of Member and Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat, the roll prepared under Rule 2
shall be the electoral roll.
4. Form and language of the roll : (1) The roll shall be prepared in the format
specified by the State Election Commission, by order.
(2) The roll shall be prepared in such language or languages in which the roll of
the Telangana Legislative Assembly Constituency, within which the Gram Panchayat is
situated, is prepared.
5. Publication of copies of rolls : (1) As soon as the roll is prepared in accordance
with these rules, the District Panchayat Officer shall, make arrangements to print or
copy or cyclostyle or write in manuscript as many copies of the roll as may be directed
by the State Election Commission, from time to time. He shall publish the same for
inspection by general public:
(a) on the notice board kept in the office of the District Panchayat Officer.
(b) on the notice board kept in the office of the Mandal Praja Parishad.
(c) on the notice board kept in the office of the Gram Panchayat.
(d) at three conspicuous places in the concerned village; and
(e) on the web portal of the Gram Panchayat, if any.
(f) the published copies of the electoral rolls are to be supplied on free of cost to
the recognized political parties and also to the registered political parties
having reserved symbol by obtaining acknowledgements from them. For
others, copies may be given on payment of actual cost of making copies of
the rolls.
(2) The electoral roll published under sub-rule (1) shall indicate the ward division
made under sub-section (4) of Section 11 or as the case may be, under Section 12, of
the Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018 (Act 5 of 2018), hereinafter in these rules
referred to as “the Act”.
(3) Upon such publication under this rule, the roll shall be the electoral roll of the
Gram Panchayat and shall remain in force till a fresh electoral roll is prepared and
published.
6. Procedure for lodging claims and objections : All omissions of names in
any part of the roll or objections to any entry in the roll, at any point of time after its
publication under Rule 5, shall be settled only after a suitable amendment to the
relevant entry in the electoral roll of the Legislative Assembly Constituency, based on
which the Gram Panchayat roll was prepared. Anybody wishing to prefer a claim for
inclusion or deletion of any name in the roll or any objection in respect of any entry in
the roll so published, shall submit a proper claim or objection under the provisions of
the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960 made under the representation of the People
Act, 1950 (Central Act 43 of 1950), to the Electoral Registration Officer of the
concerned Legislative Assembly Constituency. Subject to the provisions of Section 11 of
the Act, and based on the orders of the Electoral Registration Officer of the Assembly
Constituency on such claims and objections, the District Panchayat Officer shall
incorporate all such amendments made upto the date of the notification issued by the
State Election Commission under sub section (2) of Section 198 of Telangana Panchayat
Raj Act, 2018 into the Gram Panchayat electoral rolls. In case of any clerical or printing
error or both, or when the entries deviate from the particulars of the Assembly Electoral
roll, the District Panchayat Officer may cause such errors rectified, so as to bring it in
conformity with the particulars of the Assembly Electoral roll concerned. However, the
District Panchayat Officer shall not resort to suo motu revision of the rolls by way of
deletions or additions or modifications.
7. Electoral roll of a Mandal Praja Parishad : (1) For purposes of preparation
and publication of electoral roll for the election to the office of members of Mandal
Praja Parishad, the provisions of Sections 11 and 12 of the Telangana Panchayat Raj
Act, 2018 shall apply mutatis mutandis.
(2) The Electoral roll for the Gram Panchayat prepared and published under
Rule 2 shall be arranged Territorial Constituency-wise of the Mandal Praja Parishad by
the Mandal Parishad Development Officer and it shall be divided into convenient parts
which shall be numbered conveniently. The part of the electoral roll shall be arranged
Gram Panchayat-wise in alphabetical order for each Mandal Praja Parishad Territorial
Constituency for the purpose of conducting elections of Mandal Parishad Territorial
Constituency.
(3) A copy of such electoral roll in respect of each Territorial Constituency of
Mandal Praja Parishad shall be kept open for inspection by displaying it in the office of
the Mandal Praja Parishad concerned by the Mandal Parishad Development Officer.
8. Electoral roll of a Zilla Praja Parishad : (1) For purposes of preparation and
publication of electoral roll for the election of member of Zilla Praja Parishad, the
provisions of Sections 11 and 12 shall apply mutatis mutandis.
(2) The electoral roll for the Gram Panchayat prepared and published under
Rule 2 shall be arranged for each Mandal Praja Parishad which is a Territorial
Constituency of the Zilla Praja Parishad by the Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Praja
Parishad concerned, and it shall be divided into convenient parts which shall be
numbered conveniently. The part of the electoral roll shall be arranged Gram
Panchayat-wise in alphabetical order for each Zilla Praja Parishad Territorial
Constituency, for the purpose of conducting elections of Zilla Parishad Territorial
Constituency.

(3) A copy of such electoral roll in respect of each Territorial Constituency of Zilla
Praja Parishad shall be kept open for inspection by displaying it in the office of the
Mandal Praja Parishad and Zilla Praja Parishad concerned by the Chief Executive Officer,
Zilla Praja Parishad.

 VIKAS RAJ
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT(FAC)
FORM – I
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF ELECTORAL ROLL
(See rule 5)
Date: __________
Notice is hereby given that, the electoral roll of the …………………… Gram
Panchayat in ……………………………. Mandal has been prepared in accordance with the
Telangana Panchayat Raj (Preparation and Publication of Electoral Rolls) Rules, 2018 by
adopting the existing entries in the relevant part of the Electoral Roll for Legislative
Assembly Constituency prepared under the Representation of the People Act, 1950. The
same is kept open for inspection at my office and at the office of the Gram Panchayat.
Any person who wishes to lodge any claim for including his/her name in the roll
or any objection to the inclusion of a name or any objection to the particulars of any
entry in the said roll, shall first get such claim or objection settled with reference to the
corresponding entry in the Electoral Roll of the Assembly Constituency by lodging
suitable claim or objection under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act,
1950 (Central Act 43 of 1950) and the Registration of Electors Rules, 1960 made
thereunder, before the Electoral Registration Officer of the said Assembly Constituency.
All orders of inclusion, deletion or corrections issued on the basis of these claims
and objections by the said Electoral Registration Officer till the date of the notification
issued by the State Election Commission under sub-section (2) of Section 198 of the
Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018, will be duly incorporated in the electoral Roll of the
Gram Panchayat.
 District Panchayat Officer
_______________ District.

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GOVERNMENT OF TELANGANA
PANCHAYAT RAJ AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT(PTS.III)DEPARTMENT
RULES-Rules relating to conduct of election of Member(Co-pted)President and VicePresident
of Mandal Praja Parishad and Members(Co-opted)Chairperson and ViceChairperson
of Zilla Praja Parishad-Rules-Issued.
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PANCHAYAT RAJ AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT(PTS.III)DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No. 27 Dated: 19-05-2018.
 Read
 From the Secretary, TSEC, Hyd., Lr.No.148/TSEC-PR/2018, Dt: 4.4.2018
******
ORDER:
 The appended Notification will be published in extra ordinary issue of the
Telangana Gazette.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF TELANGANA)
 VIKAS RAJ
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT(FAC)

SECTION OFFICER
NOTIFICATION
 In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 286 read with clause (vi) of subsection
(1) of Section 143, Section 147, clause (vi) of sub-section (3) of Section 172
and Section 176 of the Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018 (Act 5 of 2018), the
Governor of Telangana hereby makes the following Rules relating to Conduct of Election
of Members (Co-opted), President and Vice-President of Mandal Praja Parishad and
Member (Co-opted), Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of Zilla Praja Parishad.
PART I

PRELIMINARY
1. Short tittle: These Rules may be called the Telangana Panchayat Raj (Conduct of
Election of Member (Co-opted), President and Vice-President of Mandal Praja Parishad
and Members (Co-opted), Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of Zilla Praja Parishad)
Rules, 2018.
2. Definitions: In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires, -
(i) “Act” means the Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018 (Act No. 5 of 2018);
(ii) 'Form' means the form appended to these rules;
(iii) 'section' means a section of the Act; and
(iv) the words and expressions used but not defined in these rules shall have
the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act.
PART II
ELECTION OF MEMBER (CO-OPTED) OF MANDAL PRAJA PARISHAD
3. Convening of special meeting for election of Member (Co-opted), Mandal
Praja Parishad: (1) The election of the member specified in clause (vi) of sub-section
(1) of Section 143 (hereinafter in this part referred as the “Member (Co-opted)) shall be
held in the office of the Mandal Praja Parishad at a special meeting of the members of
the Mandal Praja Parishad specified in clauses (i) to (v) thereof, convened and presided
over by any Gazetted Officer of the Government authorised by the District Collector in
Form – I in this behalf.
(2) The Notice of the date and hour of such meetings shall be given in Form-II in
Telugu language to the members of the Mandal Praja Parishad specified in clauses (i) to
(v) of sub-section (1) of Section 143, atleast three clear days in advance of the date of
the meeting by the Gazetted officer of the Government authorized by the District
Collector under sub-rule (1).
4. Quorum for election of Member (Co-opted), Mandal Praja Parishad: No
meeting for the conduct of election of member (Co-opted) shall be held unless there be
present at the meeting atleast one-half of the number of members then on the Mandal
Praja Parishad who are entitled to vote at the election, that is, members specified in
clause (i) of sub-section (1) of section 143, within one hour from the time appointed for
the meeting.
Explanation:- For the purpose of this rule, in the determination of one-half of
the members any fraction below 0.5 shall be ignored and any fraction of 0.5 or above
shall be taken as one.
5. Manner of Election of Member (Co-opted), Mandal Praja Parishad:- (1) A
candidate for election of Member (co-opted) shall be nominated by means of a
nomination paper in Form-III duly proposed by one elected member and seconded by
another elected member. On the nomination paper the candidate shall also sign the
declaration therein expressing his/her willingness to stand for election. The nomination
shall be filed before the presiding Officer at the office of the Mandal Praja Parishad
before 10.00 AM on the date fixed for the meeting. No member shall propose or
second more than one candidate. Nominations shall not be received after the appointed
time.
(2) The Presiding Officer shall scrutinise the nomination papers at the Mandal
Praja Parishad office after 10.00 A.M on the date of the meeting and his/her decision as
to the validity or otherwise of the nomination shall be final.
(3) The Presiding Officer shall publish the list of valid nominations on the notice
board of the Mandal Praja Parishad on the same day atleast one hour before the time
appointed for the meeting.
(4) Any candidate wishing to withdraw his/her nomination may do so by
delivering a letter to that effect to the Presiding Officer before the commencement of
the meeting.
(5) If only one candidate is duly proposed, he/she shall be declared to have been
elected.
(6) If the number of candidates exceeds more than one for the said seat, the
election shall be held by show of hands. The Presiding Officer shall then read out the
names of contesting candidates. He/she shall thereafter record the number of votes
polled for each such candidates as ascertained by show of hands. He/she shall
announce the number of votes secured by each candidate and shall declare the
candidate who secures the highest number of votes, as elected.
(7) In the event of there being an equality of votes between the two candidates
the Presiding Officer shall draw lots in the presence of the members and the candidate
whose name is first drawn shall be declared to have been duly elected.
(8) If, for any reason, the election of Member (Co-opted) is not held on the date
fixed as aforesaid, the meeting for the election of the President or Vice-President shall
not be held and the matter shall be reported to the State Election Commission for fixing
another date for holding election of Member (Co-opted), President and Vice-President of
Mandal Praja Parishad.
(9) The Presiding Officer shall, immediately after declaring the candidate as
elected, inform him/her that there will be held another meeting that day or the next day
for the election of President and Vice-President of Mandal Praja Parishad and that a
notice announcing the time, date, venue, etc. will shortly be placed on the notice board
of the Mandal Praja Parishad in Form-IV and he/she shall also request them to read it
after the conclusion of the meeting.
6. Record of proceedings (Member (Co-opted), Mandal Praja Parishad):-
Immediately after the declaration of the result of the election, the Presiding Officer
shall-
(a) prepare a record of the proceedings of the meeting and sign it attesting with
his/her initials every correction made therein and shall also permit any members
present at the meeting to affix their signatures to such record, if they so desire.
(b) publish on the notice board of the Mandal Praja Parishad, a notice signed by
him/her, stating the name of the person elected as Member (Co-opted) of the Mandala
Praja Parishad and send a copy of such notice to the State Election Commission, the
Commissioner, Panchayat Raj and the District Collector. A copy of this notice shall also
be given to the candidate who is declared elected.
7. Filling up of Casual Vacancies of Member (Co-opted), Mandal Praja
Parishad:- A casual vacancy occurring in the office of a Member (Co- opted) of a
Mandal Praja Parishad, shall be filled in an ordinary meeting of the Mandal Praja
Parishad within a period of eight weeks from the date of occurrence of such vacancy
and the procedure laid down in this part shall apply in all other respects.
PART III
ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF MANDAL PRAJA
PARISHAD
8. Convening of special meeting for election of President and Vice President:-
(1) On the same day on which the special meeting for election of a member (Co-opted)
of Mandal Praja Parishad is held and soon after the election of the member is over, a
special meeting shall also be held by the Gazetted Officer authorised by the District
Collector under sub-rule (1) of rule 3 in the office of the Mandal Praja Parishad at the
hour to be announced under sub-rule (9) of Rule 5, for the election of President and
Vice-President in the manner hereafter laid down.
(2) Notice of the date and hour of such meeting shall be given in Form - II to the
members specified in clauses (i) to (v) of sub-section (1) Section 143 atleast three clear
days in advance of the date of the meeting fixed for the election of the President and
Vice-President, Mandal Praja Parishad by the Gazetted Officer authorised by the District
Collector under sub-rule (1) of Rule 3. In respect of Member (Co-opted), the notice in
Form -IV shall be affixed on the notice board of the Mandal Praja Parishad.
(3) If, for any reason, the election of the President or Vice-President is not held
on the date fixed as aforesaid, the meeting for the election of the President or VicePresident
shall be held on the next day, whether or not it is a holiday observed by the
Mandal Praja Parishad and whether the President or Vice-President could not be elected
on the next day also, the matter shall be reported to the State Election Commission for
fixing another date for holding election.
9. Quorum for election of President and Vice-President:- (1) No meeting for the
conduct of election of President and Vice-President of a Mandal Praja Parishad shall be
held unless there be present at the meeting atleast one half of the number of members
then on the Mandal Praja Parishad who are entitled to vote at the election, that is,
members specified in clause (i) of sub-section (1) of Section 143, within one hour from
the time appointed for the meeting.
Explanation:- For the purpose of this rule, in the determination of one-half of
the members, any fraction below 0.5 shall be ignored and any fraction of 0.5 or above
shall be taken as one.
(2) Where the Election of President or Vice-President could not be conducted in
the first two special meetings convened for the purpose, for want of quorum, the
President or Vice-President shall be elected in the subsequent meeting or meetings
convened for the purpose from among the members present without insisting for
quorum.
10. Manner of Election (President and Vice-President, Mandal Praja
Parishad):- (1) A candidate for the office of the President or Vice-President of a
Mandal Praja Parishad, shall be proposed by one member and seconded by another. If
any candidate claims to be contesting on behalf of a recognised political party, he shall
produce an authorisation from the president of the party in the State or a person duly
authorized by the State President under his office sea1 and such authorisation shall be
produced before the Presiding Officer before 10.00 AM. on the day of the election. The
names of all candidates validly proposed and seconded shall be read out along with the
name of the Political Party which has set him/her up, by the Presiding Officer in the
meeting.
(2) If only one candidate is duly proposed, he/she shall be declared to have been
elected.
(3) If there are two or more candidates, an election shall be held by show of
hands and votes taken of the members present at the meeting.
(4) When an election notice is issued for conducting election to both the offices
of President and Vice- President, no election to the office of the Vice-President shall be
conducted, unless the office of the President is filled up. Only after the completion of
election of President, the Presiding Officer shall conduct election to the office of VicePresident.

(5) The Presiding Officer shall thereafter record the number of votes polled, for
each such candidates ascertained by show of hands. He/she shall announce the number
of votes secured by each candidate and shall declare the candidate who secures the
highest number of votes, as elected.
(6) In the event of there being an equality of votes between two candidates, the
Presiding Officer shall draw lots in the presence of the members and the candidate
whose name is first drawn shall be declared to have been duly elected.
 11. Disqualification for disobedience of party whip (Mandal Praja
Parishad):- (1) Every recognized political party may appoint on behalf of that political
party a whip and intimation of such appointment shall be sent by the State President or
a person authorized by him/her under his/her signature and seal and such intimation
shall be sent to the Presiding Officer so as to reach him on or before 11.00 A.M. on the
day preceding the day of election to the office of the President and Vice-President of
the Mandal Praja Parishad .
 (2) The person appointed as whip by the recognized political party shall furnish
a copy of the contents of the whip issued by him/her to the Presiding Officer at least an
hour before the commencement of special meeting.
 (3) The person appointed as whip by a recognized political party shall, in
addition to a copy of the contents of the whip issued by him/her, also furnish a copy of
the acknowledgement obtained from the members belonging to the party on the service
of the whip to them, to the Presiding Officer before the commencement of the meeting.
If any member elected on behalf of the recognized political party refuses to receive the
whip issued by him/her, he/she shall record the same and furnish a copy of it to the
Presiding Officer.
 (4) Any member of the Mandal Praja Parishad elected, on behalf of a recognized
political party shall cease to be a Member of the Mandal Praja Parishad for disobeying
the directions of the party whip so issued, in the manner hereinafter provided.
(5) The Presiding Officer shall, on receipt of a written report from the party whip
within three days of the election that a member belonging to his/her party has
disobeyed the whip issued in connection with the election, give a show-cause notice to
the member concerned as to why he/she should not be declared to have ceased to hold
office and that he/she should make any representation within seven days from the date
of the notice. The Presiding Officer shall consider any explanation given within seven
days and pass a speaking order in the matter of cessation for disobedience of the whip
within two days of receipt of explanation. If no explanation is received, within seven
days, the Presiding Officer shall pass an order on the basis of the material available
with him within two days after expiry of seven days period.
12. Record of Proceedings (Election of President and Vice-President):-
Immediately after the declaration of the result of the election, the Presiding Officer
shall, -
(a) prepare a record of the proceedings of the meeting and sign it attesting with
his initials every correction made therein and shall also permit any members present at
the meeting to affix their signatures to such record, if they so desire.
 (b) publish on the notice board of the Mandal Praja Parishad a notice signed by
him/her stating the name of the person elected as President or Vice-President, as the
case may be of the Mandal Praja Parishad and send a copy of such notice to the State
Election Commission, Commissioner of Panchayat Raj and the District Collector. A copy
of the notice shall also be given to the candidate who is declared to have been elected.
13. Filling up of casual vacancies (President and Vice-President, Mandal
Praja Parishad):- (1) Every casual vacancy in the office of President or VicePresident
of Mandal Praja Parishad shall be filled up within a period of six months from
the date of occurrence of such vacancy in accordance with the rules in this part.
Provided that, before a casual election of President or Vice-President is held,
every casual vacancy in the office of an elected member of a Mandal Praja Parishad
shall be filled.
 However, in the event of a vacancy in the office of an elected member of Mandal
Praja Parishad occurs for any reason after the issue of President or Vice-President
casual election notification by the State Election Commission, the election to the office
of President or Vice-President shall not be stalled and shall be conducted as per the
schedule.
 (2) The notice of date and hour of the meeting in which the election to fill up a
casual vacancy in the office of President or Vice-President of Mandal Praja Parishad is to
be held shall be given in Form-V to members at least three clear days in advance of
such meeting. The meeting shall be presided over by a gazetted officer of the
Government authorised by the District Collector in this behalf.
PART IV
ELECTION OF MEMBERS (CO-OPTED) OF ZILLA PRAJA PARISHAD
14. Convening of special meeting for election of Members (Co-opted), Zilla
Praja Parishad: (1) The election of the members specified in clause (vi) of subsection
(3) of Section 172 (hereinafter in this part referred as the “Members (Coopted))
shall be held in the office of the Zilla Praja Parishad at a special meeting of the
members of the Zilla Praja Parishad specified in clauses (i) to (v) thereof, convened and
presided over by the District Collector.
(2) The Notice of the date and hour of such meetings shall be given in Form-VI
in Telugu language to the members of the Zilla Praja Parishad specified in clauses (i) to
(v) of sub-section (3) of Section 172, atleast three clear days in advance of the date of
the meeting by the District Collector.
15. Quorum for election of Members (Co-opted), Zilla Praja Parishad: No
meeting for the conduct of election of members (Co-opted) shall be held unless there
be present at the meeting atleast one-half of the number of members then on the Zilla
Praja Parishad who are entitled to vote at the election, that is, members specified in
clause (i) of sub-section (3) of Section 172 within one hour form the time appointed for
the meeting.
Explanation:- For the purpose of this rule, in the determination of one-half of
the members, any fraction below 0.5 shall be ignored and any fraction of 0.5 or above
shall be taken as one.
16. Manner of Election of Members (Co-opted), Zilla Praja Parishad:- (1) A
candidate for election of Member (co-opted) shall be nominated by means of a
nomination paper in Form-VII duly proposed by one elected member and seconded by
another elected member. On the nomination paper the candidate shall also sign the
declaration therein expressing his/her willingness to stand for election. The nomination
shall be filed before the presiding Officer at the office of the Zilla Praja Parishad before
10.00 AM on the date fixed for the meeting. No member shall propose or second more
than one candidate. Nominations shall not be received after the appointed time.
(2) The Presiding Officer shall scrutinise the nomination papers at the Zilla Praja
Parishad office after 10.A.M on the date of the meeting and his/her decision as to the
validity or otherwise of the nomination shall be final.
(3) The Presiding Officer shall publish the list of valid nominations on the notice
board of the Zilla Praja Parishad on the same day atleast one hour before the time
appointed for the meeting.
(4) Any candidate wishing to withdraw his/her nomination may do so by
delivering a letter to that effect to the Presiding Officer before the commencement of
the meeting.
(5) If only one candidate is duly proposed, he/she shall be declared to have
been elected.
(6) If the number of candidates exceeds more than one for the said seat, the
election shall be held by show of hands. The Presiding Officer shall then read out the
names of contesting candidates. He/she shall thereafter record the number of votes
polled for each such candidate as ascertained by show of hands. He/she shall announce
the number of votes secured by each candidate and shall declare the candidate who
secures the highest number of votes as elected.
(7) In the event of there being an equality of votes between the two candidates
the Presiding Officer shall draw lots in the presence of the members and the candidate
whose name is first drawn shall be declared to have been duly elected.
(8) If, for any reason, the election of Member (Co-opted) is not held on the date
fixed as aforesaid, the meeting for the election of the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson
shall not be held and the matter shall be reported to the State Election Commission for
fixing another date for holding election of Member (Co-opted), Chairperson and ViceChairperson
of the Zilla Praja Parishad.
(9) The Presiding Officer shall, immediately after declaring the candidate as
elected, inform them that there will be held another meeting that day or the next day
for the election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of Zilla Praja Parishad and that a
notice announcing the time, date, venue, etc. will shortly be placed on the notice board
of the Zilla Praja Parishad in Form-VIII and he shall also request them to read it after
the conclusion of the meeting.
17. Record of proceedings (Members (Co-opted)), Zilla Praja Parishad) :-
Immediately after the declaration of the result of the election, the Presiding Officer
shall-
(a) prepare a record of the proceedings of the meeting and sign it attesting with
his/her initials every correction made therein and shall also permit any members
present at the meeting to affix their signatures to such record, if they so desire.
(b) publish on the notice board of the Zilla Praja Parishad a notice signed by
him/her, stating the name of the person elected as Member (Co-opted) of the Zilla
Praja Parishad and send a copy of such notice to the State Election Commission, the
Commissioner, Panchayat Raj and the District Collector. A copy of this notice shall also
be given to the candidate who is declared elected.
18. Filling up of Casual Vacancies of Members (Co-opted), Zilla Praja
Parishad:- A casual vacancy occurring in the office of a Member (Co- opted) of a Zilla
Praja Parishad shall be filled in an ordinary meeting of the Zilla Praja Parishad within a
period of eight weeks from the date of occurrence of such vacancy and the procedure
laid down in this part shall apply in all other respects.
PART V
ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON OF ZILLA PRAJA
PARISHAD
19. Convening of special meeting for election of Chairperson and ViceChairperson:-
(1) On the same day on which the special meeting for election of
members (Co-opted) of Zilla Praja Parishad is held and soon after the election of the
members is over, a special meeting shall also be held by the District Collector in the
office of the Zilla Praja Parishad at the hour to be announced under sub rule (8) of
Rule 16, for the election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson in the manner hereafter
laid down.
(2) Notice of the date and hour of such meeting shall be given in Form - VI to
the members specified in clauses (i) to (v) of sub-section (3) of section 172 atleast
three clear days in advance of the date of the meeting fixed for the election of the
Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, Zilla Praja Parishad by the District Collector. In
respect of Members (Co-opted), the notice in Form -VIII shall be affixed on the notice
board of the Zilla Praja Parishad.
(3) If, for any reason, the election of the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson is not
held on the date fixed as aforesaid, the meeting for the election of the Chairperson or
Vice-Chairperson shall be held on the next day, whether or not it is a holiday observed
by the Zilla Praja Parishad and whether the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson could not
be elected on the next day also, the matter shall be reported to the State Election
Commission for fixing another date for holding election.
20. Quorum for election of Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson:- (1) No meeting
for the conduct of election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of a Zilla Praja Parishad
shall be held unless there be present at the meeting atleast one half of the number of
members then on the Zilla Praja Parishad who are entitled to vote at the election, that
is, members specified in clause (i) of sub-section (3) of Section 172, within one hour
from the time appointed for the meeting.
Explanation:- For the purpose of this rule, in the determination of one-half of
the members, any fraction below 0.5 shall be ignored and any fraction of 0.5 or above
shall be taken as one.
(2) Where the Election of Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson could not be
conducted in the first two special meetings convened for the purpose for want of
quorum, the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson shall be elected in the subsequent
meeting or meetings convened for the purpose from among the members present
without insisting for quorum.
21. Manner of Election (Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, Zilla Praja
Parishad):- 1) A candidate for the office of the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson of a
Zilla Praja Parishad shall be proposed by one member and seconded by another. If any
candidate claims to be contesting on behalf of a recognized political party, he/she shall
produce an authorisation from the president of the party in the State or a person duly
authorized by the State President under his office sea1 and such authorisation shall be
produced before the Presiding Officer before 10.00 AM. on the day of the election. The
names of all candidates, validly proposed and seconded, shall be read out along with
the name of the Political Party which has set him/her up, by the Presiding Officer in the
meeting.
(2) If only one candidate is duly proposed, he/she shall be declared to have been
elected.
(3) If there are two or more candidates an election shall be held by show of
hands and votes taken of the members present at the meeting.
(4) When an election notice is issued for conducting election to both the offices
of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, no election to the office of the Vice-Chairperson
shall be conducted, unless the office of the Chairperson is filled up. Only after the
completion of election of Chairperson, the Presiding Officer shall conduct election to the
office of Vice-Chairperson.
(5) The Presiding Officer shall thereafter record the number of votes polled, for
each such candidates ascertained by show of hands. He/she shall announce the number
of votes secured by each candidate and shall declare the candidate who secures the
highest number of votes, as elected.
(6) In the event of there being an equality of votes between two candidates, the
Presiding Officer shall draw lots in the presence of the members and the candidate
whose name is first drawn shall be declared to have been duly elected.
 22. Disqualification for disobedience of party whip (Zilla Praja
Parishad) :- (1) Every recognised political party may appoint on behalf of that political
party a whip and intimation of such appointment shall be sent by the State President or
a person authorised by him under his signature and seal and such intimation shall be
sent to the Presiding Officer so as to reach him on or before 11.00 A.M. on the day
preceding the day of election to the office of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of
the Zilla Praja Parishad .
 (2) The person appointed as whip by the recognized political party shall furnish
a copy of the contents of the whip issued by him/her to the Presiding Officer at least an
hour before the commencement of special meeting.
 (3) The person appointed as whip by a recognized political party shall, in
addition to a copy of the contents of the whip issued by him/her, also furnish a copy of
the acknowledgement obtained from the members belonging to the party on the service
of the whip to them, to the Presiding Officer before the commencement of the meeting.
If any member elected on behalf of the recognized political party refuses to receive the
whip issued by him/her, he/she shall record the same and furnish a copy of it to the
Presiding Officer.
 (4) Any member of the Zilla Praja Parishad elected, on behalf of a recognized
political party shall cease to be a Member of the Zilla Praja Parishad for disobeying the
directions of the party whip so issued, in the manner hereinafter provided.
(5) The Presiding Officer shall, on receipt of a written report from the party whip
within three days of the election that a member belonging to his/her party has
disobeyed the whip issued in connection with the election, give a show-cause notice to
the member concerned as to why he/she should not be declared to have ceased to hold
office and that he/she should make any representation within seven days from the date
of the notice. The Presiding Officer shall consider any explanation given within seven
days and pass a speaking order in the matter of cessation for disobedience of the whip
within two days of receipt of explanation. If no explanation is received within seven
days, the Presiding Officer shall pass an order on the basis of the material available
with him/her within two days after expiry of seven days period.
23. Record of Proceedings (Election of Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson) :-
Immediately after the declaration of the result of the election, the Presiding Officer
shall, -
(a) prepare a record of the proceedings of the meeting and sign it attesting with
his/her initials every correction made therein and shall also permit any members
present at the meeting to affix their signatures to such record, if they so desire.
 (b) publish on the notice board of the Zilla Praja Parishad a notice signed by
him/her stating the name of the person elected as Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson, as
the case may be, of the Zilla Praja Parishad and send a copy of such notice to the State
Election Commission, Commissioner of Panchayat Raj and the District Collector. A
copy of the notice shall also be given to the candidate who is declared to have been
elected.
24. Filling up of casual vacancies (Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson, Zilla
Praja Parishad):- (1) Every casual vacancy in the office of Chairperson or ViceChairperson
of Zilla Praja Parishad shall be filled up within a period of six months from
the date of occurrence of such vacancy in accordance with the rules in this part.
 Provided that, before a casual election of Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson is
held, every casual vacancy in the office of an elected member of a Zilla Praja Parishad
shall be filled.
 However, in the event of a vacancy in the office of an elected member of Zilla
Praja Parishad occurs for any reason after the issue of Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson
casual election notification by the State Election Commission, the election to the office
of Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson shall not be stalled and shall be conducted as per
the schedule.
(2) The notice of date and hour of the meeting in which the election to fill up a
casual vacancy in the office of Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson of Zilla Praja Parishad is
to be held shall be given in Form-IX to members at least three clear days in advance of
such meeting. The meeting shall be presided over by the District Collector.
PART – VI
MISCELLANEOUS
25. Postponement of Meeting:- Notwithstanding anything contained in these rules,
the State Election Commission may, for sufficient reasons to be recorded in writing,
direct, from time to time, the postponement or alteration of the date of any meeting
convened under these rules and the Presiding Officer concerned, shall give effect to the
directions, issued.
 VIKAS RAJ
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT(FAC)
FORM – I
[ See Rule 3(1)]
 I ………………………………………………… (name), District Collector ……………………….
hereby authorize Sri/Smt./Kum. ……………………….. (Designation) to convene the special
meeting of the members of Mandala Praja Parishad …………………… for the election of
member (Co-opted) / President / Vice-President of the said Mandal Praja Parishad.
Place:
Date: District Collector
(Signature) & Seal
FORM – II
NOTICE OF ELECTION
[See Rules 3(2) and 11(2)]
Notice is hereby given to Sri/Smt./Kum. ………………………. Member of the
…………… Mandal Praja Parishad that a special meeting of the members of the Mandal
Praja Parishad will be held at (time) …………………. on (date) ………………. at its Office for
the election of the Member specified in clause (vi) of sub-section (1) of Section 143 of
the Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018. The member is requested to make it
convenient to attend the meeting.
 (2) The following details regarding nominations are also furnished to the
members for information:
 (i) Nomination papers which shall be in Form-III appended to the
Telangana Panchayat Raj (Conduct of election of Member (co-opted), President and
Vice–President of Mandal Praja Parishad and members (co-opted), Chairperson and
Vice-Chairperson of Zilla Praja Parishad) Rules, 2018, may be delivered to the Presiding
Officer by the candidate or his proposer at the office of the Mandal Praja Parishad
before 10.00 A.M on (date) …………………..
 (ii) The nomination papers will be taken up for scrutiny by the Presiding
Officer at the office of the Mandal Praja Parishad on (date) ………. between the hours
of ……………. and ……………………
 (iii) The name of the persons whose nominations are valid will be
published on the notice board of the Office of Mandala Praja Parishad on (date)
…………at ………………………………….
 (iv) Notice of withdrawal of any candidate from election may be delivered
to the Presiding Officer by the candidate or his/her proposer at the Mandal Praja
Parishad Office on (date) ……………. before (hour) .…………..
* (3) On the same day, soon after the election of the member (Co-opted)
specified above, another meeting in which they will participate will be held in the office
of Mandal Praja Parishad for the election of the President / Vice-President of the Mandal
Praja Parishad soon after completion of election to (co-opted) Member. If for any
reason such an election is not held on that day, it will be held on the next day whether
or not it is a holiday observed by the Mandal Praja Parishad.
 The Member is requested to make it convenient to attend that meeting also.
Place : (Signature)
Date : Designation
* Strike off this para while issuing this form for casual election to only Member
(Co-opted) Election.
FORM – III
(See Rule 5(1))
NOMINATION PAPER
Election of the Member (Co-opted) for ………………………………..Mandal Praja Parishad
 I hereby nominate Sri/Smt/Kum……………………… as a candidate for election as a
member (Co-opted) specified under clause (vi) of sub-section (1) of Section 143 of the
Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018.
1. Name of candidate’s father / husband:
2. Full postal address of candidate:
My name is ……………………………… and I am the member of the Mandal Praja Parishad.
Signature of Proposer.
Signature and name of the Seconder…
(To be filled by the Candidate)
 I, ……………………………. the above mentioned candidate assent to this
nomination. I am registered voter in this Mandal. My name is entered at Sl.No…………..
………………………….………..of the electoral roll for …………………………….Gram Panchayat.
 I am not less than twenty one years of age.
 I belong to ……………………. Community which is a religious / linguistic minority.
Certificate is enclosed /furnished below:
Date: Signature of the Candidate.
MINORITY COMMUNITY CERTIFICATE
 Certified that Sri/Smt.Kum ……………… son/daughter of Sri ……………….. residing
at ……………… belongs to …………….. community, which is a religious / linguistic
minority community in this State.
Place: Signature of the Tahasildar/ Gazetted Officer
Date: (with seal)
FORM – IV
[See Rule 5(9 ) & 8(2)]
Notice of the Meeting for the Election of President/
Vice-President, Mandal Praja Parishad
 Notice is hereby given to Sri/Smt./Kum ……………….…………….. member (Coopted)
……………………………………… of Mandal Praja Parishad who has been declared as
such at the special meeting held today at (time) ……….. that another special meeting of
the members of Mandal Praja Parishad will be held today i.e., on (date) …………. at
(time) …………… in the office of the Mandal Praja Parishad for the election of the
President /Vice-President of the Mandal Praja Parishad.
 If for any reason, election is not held on the aforesaid date, it shall be held at
the same time on the next day whether or not is a holiday observed by the Mandal
Praja Parishad.
 The member is requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting.
Place: Signature
Date: Designation.
To
Sri / Smt/ Kum……………………….
Member (Co-opted)
………………………………. Mandal Praja Parishad.
FORM – V
[See Rule 13 (2)]
NOTICE OF MEETING FOR CASUAL ELECTION OF PRESIDENT / VICEPRESIDENT
OF MANDAL PRAJA PARISHAD

 Notice is hereby given to Sri/Smt./Kum …………………..……………. Member of
……………………………………… Mandal Praja Parishad, that a meeting of the members of
Mandal Praja Parishad will be held at (time ) ………. on (date) ………….. at its office for
the Election of President / Vice-President, Mandal Praja Parishad in the existing
vacancy.
If for any reason, election is not held on the aforesaid date, it shall be held at
the same time on the next day whether or not it is a holiday observed by the Mandal
Praja Parishad.
The member is requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting.
Place: Signature.
Date: Designation
To
Sri / Smt./ Kum………………………
Member of Mandal Praja Parishad.
………………………………….
FORM –VI
NOTICE OF ELECTION
[See Rule 14(2) and 19(2)]
 Notice is hereby given to Sri/Smt./Kum …………..………………………. member of the
……………..….…. Zilla Praja Parishad that a special meeting of the members of the Zilla
Praja Parishad will be held at (time) ………………….. on (date) …………… at its office for
the election of the Member specified in clause (vi) of sub-section (3) of Section 172 of
the Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018. The member is requested to make it
convenient to attend the meeting.
 (2) The following details regarding nominations are also furnished to the
members for information:
 (i) Nomination papers which shall be in Form VII appended to the
Telangana Panchayat Raj (Conduct of Election of Member (Co-opted), President and
Vice-President of Mandal Praja Parishad and Members (Co-opted), Chairperson / ViceChairperson
of Zilla Praja Parishad) Rules, 2018 may be delivered to the Presiding
Officer by the candidate or his proposer at the office of the Zilla Praja Parishad before
10.00 A.M on (date) ………….
 (ii) The nomination papers will be taken up for scrutiny by the Presiding
Officer at the Zilla Praja Parishad on the date ……. between the hours of ……. and
………..
 (iii) The names of the persons whose nominations are valid will be affixed
on the notice board of the office of Zilla Praja Parishad on date ……….at
(hour)……………..
 (iv) Notice of withdrawal of any candidate from election may be delivered
to the Presiding Officer by the candidate or his/her proposer at the Zilla Praja Parishad
Office on (date) ………….… before (hour)…………..…
* (3) On the same day soon after the election of the member (co-opted) specified
above, another meeting in which they will participate will be held in the office of the
Zilla Praja Parishad for the election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Zilla
Praja Parishad soon after completion of election for (Co-opted) Member. If for any
reason such an election is not held on that day, it will be held on the next day whether
or not it is a holiday observed by the Zilla Praja Parishad.
 The member is requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting also.
Place: Signature:
Date: Designation.
* Strike off this para while issuing this form for casual election to only Member
(Co-opted) Election.
FORM – VII
[See Rule 16(1)]
NOMINATION PAPER
Election of the Member (Co-opted) for ………………………………..Zilla Praja Parishad.
I hereby nominate Sri/Smt/Kum …………………… as a candidate for election as a member
(Co-opted) specified under clause (vi) of sub-section (3) of Section 172 of the
Telangana Panchayat Raj Act, 2018.
1. Name of candidate’s father/husband:
2. Full postal address of candidate:
My name is …………………….. and I am the member of this Zilla Praja Parishad.
Date: Signature of the proposer
 Signature and name of the Seconder.
[To be filled by the Candidate]
 I, …………………….. the above mentioned candidate asset to this nomination. I
am a registered voter in the district. My name is entered at Sl.No. ……………… in the
electoral roll of ……………………………..Gram Panchayat.
 I am not less than twenty one years of age.
 I belong to ………………… community which is a religious / linguistic minority.
Certificate is enclosed/ furnished below:
Date: Signature of the Candidate.
MINORITY COMMUNITY CERTIFICATE
 Certified that Sri/Smt.Kum ……………… son/daughter of Sri ……………….. residing
at ……………… belongs to ……………… community, which is a religious / linguistic
minority community in the State.
Place: Signature of the Tahsildar / Gazetted Officer
Date: (with seal)
FORM - VIII
[See Rule 16(9) and 19(2)]
Notice of the Meeting for the Election of Chairperson / Vice-Chairperson,
 Zilla Praja Parishad
 Notice is hereby given to Sri/Smt./Kum ……….……………… member (Co-opted) of
…………………………….. Zilla Praja Parishad who has been declared as such at the special
meeting held today at (time)……....... that another special meeting of the members of
Zilla Praja Parishad will be held today i.e, on (date) ……… at (time) ….…….. in the office
of Zilla Praja Parishad for the Election of Chairperson / Vice-Chairperson of the Zilla
Praja Parishad.
 If for any reason the election is not held on the foresaid date, it shall be held at
the same time on the next day whether or not it is a holiday observed by the Zilla Praja
Parishad.
The member is requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting.
Place: Signature
Date: Designation.
To Sri/ Smt/ Kum ………………………
Member (Co-opted)
………………………………. Zilla Praja Parishad
FORM -IX
[ See Rule 24 (2)]
Notice of Meeting for Casual Election of Chairman / Vice-Chairman, Zilla
Praja Parishad
 Notice is hereby given to Sri/Smt./Kum. …………………..……………. Member of
……………………………….Zilla Praja Parishad that a meeting of the members of Zilla Praja
Parishad will be held at (time)…… on (date)……. at its office for the election of
Chairman / Vice-Chairman, Zilla Praja Parishad in the existing vacancy.
 If for any reason, election is not held on the aforesaid date, it shall be held at
the same time on the next day whether or not it is a holiday observed by the Zilla Praja
Parishad.
The member is requested to make it convenient to attend the meeting.
Place: Signature
Date: Designation.
To
Sri/ Smt/Kum………………………
Member of Zilla Praja Parishad.

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