Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Election Commission
04 FEB 2021 2:17PM by PIB Delhi
Bye Election to the Council of States from Assam -reg.

                  There is one casual vacancy in the Council of States from Assam as per following details: -


Name of Members


Date of vacancy

Term Up to


Shri Biswajit Daimary





2.               The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from Assam to fill up the above said vacancy in accordance with the following schedule: -

S. No




Issue of Notifications

  11th February, 2021 (Thursday)


Last date of making nominations

18th February, 2021 (Thursday)


Scrutiny of nominations

19th February, 2021 (Friday)


Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

22nd February, 2021 (Monday)


Date of Poll

01st March, 2021 (Monday)


Hours of Poll

09:00 am-04:00 pm


Counting of Votes

01st March, 2021  (Monday) at 05:00 pm


Date before which election shall be completed

03rd March, 2021 (Wednesday)


3.         Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process for all persons: -

I.          Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity

II.        At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:

(a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:

(b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations

III.       Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.


4.         The Chief Secretary, Assam is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election.

5.         Further, the Commission has also appointed the Chief Electoral Officer, Assam as Observer for this election.