Kerala Panchayat Election First phase
Kerala panchayat election 2015
Date:-02.11.2015 Monday, 7 district will be covered in First Phase which includes Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Idukki, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasargod districts.
Second phase kerala panchayat election 2015
Date: 05.11.2015 Thursday Next 7 districts will be covered in Second Phase which includes Alappuzha, Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, and Malappuram districts districts.
The polls that are held to select the Local Self-government Representatives is Kerala Panchayat Elections. There are three branches of local self-government institutions in Kerala. They are Grama Panchayat which can be translated as Village Government, Block Panchayat and District Panchayat. A Grama Panchayat is almost an equivalent to City administration and District Panchayat to a County. There are two more wings namely Municipality which is another form of Block Panchayat that exists only in major towns and Corporations that come only in five major cities.
The State, Kerala has 978 Grama Panchayats, 152 Block Panchayats, 14 District Panchayats, 60 Municipalities and five Corporations. Consequent to the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution of India, the local self-government institutions (LSGIs) are to function as the third tier of government. In Kerala, LSGIs have been meaningfully empowered through massive transfer of resources as well as administrative powers. Coupled with a grassroots level approach of participatory planning whereby the developmental programmes are identified and implemented through Grama Sabhas (Ward councils), the LSGIs have emerged as effective agencies for the implementation of developmental programmes. Kerala State Election Commission, came into existence on 3rd December 1993 as envisaged in Article 243(k) of the Constitution of India. The superintendence, direction and control of preparation of voters list and conduct of election to the local self government Institution vest with the Commission.