PR, PBI, KalimNews, 5 March, 2014: Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath said, officially announcing the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections 2014, that the Election Commission is mandated to complete the election process latest by May 31. Sampath said that the model code of conduct will be enforced with immediate effect soon as the schedule is announced. The 2014 general elections will be held in 9 phases from April 7 to May 12, which makes a total of 9 days across 543 constituencies. The counting for all the constituences shall be done and completed on May 16. This time 814 million people, 10 crore more than 2009 general elections, will be voting across 9.30 lakh polling stations.Special features of the 2014 General elections include photo electoral rolls which will be issued to each and every voter. EPIC distribution which was 82% last year, has reached 96%. The TIR team presents a state-wise schedule of the Lok Sabha elections.
The five year term of the 15th Lok Sabha is due to expire on 31st May, 2014. Credible elections, conducted at regular prescribed intervals, are the very soul of any democratic system. Article 324 of the Constitution of India bestows the relevant powers, duties and functions upon the Election Commission of India while Section 14 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 provides for conduct of the elections to constitute a new Lok Sabha before the expiry of its current term.
Taking into account these Constitutional and legal provisions, the Election Commission of India has made comprehensive preparations for conduct of elections to the 16th Lok Sabha in a free, fair and peaceful manner.
Consequent on the announcement of the Schedule for the General Elections through this Press Note, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) for the Guidance of Political Parties and Candidates comes into operation with immediate effect from today itself in the entire country. This will be applicable to all Political Parties and to the Union and State Governments and UT Administrations.
As per the revised ceilings, the maximum limit of election expenses for a Lok Sabha Constituency is Rs.70.00 lakh per candidate for all States except Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Sikkim. For these three States it is Rs.54.00 lakh per 17 candidate. For the Union Territories, the maximum limit is Rs.70 lakh per candidate for NCT of Delhi and Rs.54.00 lakh per candidate for other UTs.
The Commission, after taking into account all relevant factors, has finalized the Schedule for General Elections to be held on 9 Poll days to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha.
The Highlights of the Schedules are indicated below: 
67.         
Counting will take place on 16.05.2014
(Friday) and is expected to be completed on the same day.

POLL DAYS – GENERAL
ELECTIONS, 2014
POLL
DAY
DATE OF POLL
NUMBER OF
STATES &
UNION
TERRITORIES
NUMBER OF
PARLIAMENTARY
CONSTITUENCIES
1
07.04.2014
2
6
2
09.04.2014
5
7
3
10.04.2014
14
92
4
12.04.2014
3
5
5
17.04.2014
13
122
6
24.04.2014
12
117
7
30.04.2014
9
89
8
07.05.2014
7
64
9
12.05.2014
3
41
TOTAL PARLIAMENTARY
CONSTITUENCIES
543
STATEWISE POLL DETAILS
SIKKIM     POLL ON 12. 04. 2014

Schedule Reference
Parliamentary
Constituency
Sl.           PC No.       PC Name                                Type
Schedule no:
4
1                   1           Sikkim                                         GEN
No of PCs going to poll
1
Issue of Notification:
19 Mar 14 (Wed)
Last Date for filing Nominations:
26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Scrutiny of Nominations:
27 Mar 14 (Thu)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature:
29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Date of Poll
12 Apr 14 (Sat)
Counting of Votes:
16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be
completed
28 May 14 (Wed)
WEST BENGAL POLL ON 17.04.2014
WEST BENGAL
Schedule Reference
Parliamentary
Constituencies
Sl.
PC No.
PC Name
Type
Schedule no:
5
1
1
Coochbehar
SC
No
of PCs going to poll
4
2
2
Alipurduars
ST
Issue
of Notification:
19 Mar 14 (Wed)
3
3
Jalpaiguri
SC
Last
Date for filing Nominations:
26 Mar 14 (Wed)
4
4
Darjeeling
GEN
Scrutiny
of Nominations:
27 Mar 14 (Thu)
Last
date for withdrawal of Candidature:
29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Date
of Poll
17 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting
of Votes:
16 May 14 (Fri)
Date
before which the election shall be
28 May 14 (Wed)
Completed
Schedule no:
6
5
5
Raiganj
GEN
No
of PCs going to poll
6
6
6
Balurghat
GEN
Issue
of Notification:
29 Mar 14 (Sat)
7
7
Maldaha
Uttar
GEN
Last
Date for filing Nominations:
05 Apr 14 (Sat)
8
8
Maldaha
Dakshin
GEN
Scrutiny
of Nominations:
07 Apr 14 (Mon)
9
9
Jangipur
GEN
Last
date for withdrawal of Candidature:
09 Apr 14 (Wed)
10
11
Murshidabad
GEN
Date
of Poll
24 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting
of Votes:
16 May 14 (Fri)
Date
before which the election shall be
completed
28 May 14 (Wed)
Schedule no:
7
11
25
Howrah
GEN
No
of PCs going to poll
9
12
26
Uluberia
GEN
Issue
of Notification:
02 Apr 14 (Wed)
13
27
Sreerampur
GEN
Last
Date for filing Nominations:
09 Apr 14 (Wed)
14
28
Hooghly
GEN
Scrutiny
of Nominations:
10 Apr 14 (Thu)
15
29
Arambag
SC
Last
date for withdrawal of Candidature:
12 Apr 14 (Sat)
16
38
Bardhaman
Purba
SC
Date
of Poll
30 Apr 14 (Wed)
17
39
Bardhaman
– Durgapur
GEN
Counting
of Votes:
16 May 14 (Fri)
18
41
Bolpur
SC
Date before which the election shall be
completed
28 May 14 (Wed)
19
42
Birbhum
GEN
Schedule no:
8
20
33
Jhargram
ST
No
of PCs going to poll
6
21
34
Medinipur
GEN
Issue
of Notification:
12 Apr 14 (Sat)
22
35
Purulia
GEN
Last
Date for filing Nominations:
19 Apr 14 (Sat)
23
36
Bankura
GEN
Scrutiny
of Nominations:
21 Apr 14 ( Mon)
24
37
Bishnupur
SC
Last
date for withdrawal of Candidature:
23 Apr 14 (Wed)
25
40
Asansol
GEN
Date
of Poll
07 May 14 (Wed)
Counting
of Votes:
16 May 14 (Fri)
Date
before which the election shall be
28 May 14 (Wed)
Completed

ASSEMBLY & PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION
POLL DAYS & CORRESPONDING
SCHEDULES FOR THREE STATE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS























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Sl. No.
Poll Event
Poll Day
7
8
3
5
4
Schedule-7
Schedule-8
Schedule-3A
Schedule-5
Schedule-4
1
Announcement & Issue of Press Note
05 Mar 2014
05 Mar 2014
05 Mar 2014
05 Mar 2014
05 Mar 2014
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
2
Issue of Notification
02 Apr 2014
12 Apr 2014
15 Mar 2014
19 Mar 2014
19 Mar 2014
(Wednesday)
(Saturday)
(Saturday)
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
3
Last Date for filing Nominations
09 Apr 2014
19 Apr 2014
22 Mar 2014
26 Mar 2014
26 Mar 2014
(Wednesday
(Saturday)
(Saturday)
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
4
Scrutiny of Nominations
10 Apr 2014
21 Apr 2014
24 Mar 2014
27 Mar 2014
27 Mar 2014
(Thursday)
( Monday)
(Monday)
(Thursday)
(Thursday)
5
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature
12 Apr 2014
23 Apr 2014
26 Mar 2014
29 Mar 2014
29 Mar 2014
(Saturday)
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
(Saturday)
(Saturday)
6
Date of Poll
30 Apr 2014
07 May 2014
10 Apr 2014
17 Apr 2014
12 Apr 2014
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
(Thursday)
(Thursday)
(Saturday)
7
Counting of Votes on
16 May 2014
16 May 2014
16 May 2014
16 May 2014
16 May 2014
(Friday)
(Friday)
(Friday)
(Friday)
(Friday)
8
Date before which the election shall be
28 May 2014
28 May 2014
28 May 2014
28 May 2014
20 May 2014
Completed
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
(Wednesday)
(Tuesday)
Number of ACs in
each Schedule
119
175
70
77
32