ST ESTAVAM: District Magistrate North Goa has imposed Section 144 in the view of Bye-Election to the Ward No. VII of Parcem and Ward No. V of St. Estavam Village Panchayat in North Goa District which is scheduled to be held on July 02, 2023 and counting of polled votes is fixed on July 03, 2023.
DM has ordered that all Restaurants, Bars, Tea shops, Pan shops, Eateries and other food shops/joints (Dhabas, Gaddas) etc., situated within 200 meters of the polling station on day of poll i.e. on July 02, 2023 from 06.00 am to 06.00 pm and Counting centre on day of counting i.e. on July 03, 2023 from 06.00 am till end of counting of votes to the Ward No. VII of Parcem and Ward No. V of St. Estavam village Panchayat in North Goa District will remain closed.
DM has further banned any gathering or crowd comprising of more than 5 persons within 200 meters of any polling stations and counting hall.
The restrictions shall not apply to public servants on duty and to bonafide marriage or funeral processions or religious processions/functions. The above order shall not apply to the authorized officers on Election Duty by the State Government, including the polling officials, Magistrates, Police officials and Government staff.