The Commission saw hectic activity since Thursday morning when Nilam Sawhney assumed charge as the new State Election Commissioner.
Late in the night, the SEC issued the notification for resuming the election process that was deferred on March 15 last year due to COVID-19 outbreak.
“The SEC convened meeting with senior officials and also held a video conference with Collectors and District Election Authorities and reviewed the preparedness for resumption of the election process of MPTCs and ZPTCs.”
“The Commission, thoroughly satisfied with the inputs received from all officials, decided to resume the process,” the Commission said in a release.
It said the model code of conduct has come into immediate effect in all rural areas of the state.
The SEC, infact, invited all recognised and registered political parties for a discussion on Friday at 11 am on the resumption of the poll process but it issued the notification ahead of the scheduled meeting.
There are 9,696 MPTCs out of which 2,371 seats were won uncontested, with the ruling YSR Congress bagging 2,271 of them.
Election will now be held for 7,322 seats. Of the 652 ZPTCs, 126 were won uncontested, all by the YSRC, and election will now be conducted for 526 seats.