Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday announced the schedule for the election on 10 Rajya Sabha seats on July 24.
The elections will be held in the states of Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal.
In a statement, the poll panel said that 10 members from Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal are scheduled to retire in the months of July and August.
The 10 seats which are to be vacated in Rajya Sabha due to the retirement of members include Derek O’Brien from West Bengal and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar from Gujarat.
The poll panel said that July 13 is the last date for filing nominations for the vacant Rajya Sabha seat.
The polling will be held on July 24 between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and counting of votes will take after 5 p.m. on the same day.
Elections will be held on one Rajya Sabha seat from Goa as Vinay D. Tendulkar is set to retire on July 28.
The poll panel said that the three Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat will go to polls as Dineshchandra Jemalbhai Anavadiya, Lokhandwala Jugalsinh Mathurji, S Jaishankar will retire on August 18.
Six Rajya Sabha seats from West Bengal will also go to polls as Derek O’Brien, Dola Sen, Pradip Bhattacharya, Sushmita Dev, Shanta Chhetri, Sukhendu Sekhar Ray are also set to retire on August 18.
The Commission has also directed the Chief Secretaries concerned 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 these elections.