The Telangana government has been planning to conduct Panchayat Elections 2018 in three phases. Following the direction of the High Court, the state government has decided to conduct elections on January 3rd, 6th, and 8th, 2019. The state government has agreed to implement pursuant to the order passed by a single judge earlier. As per the single judge order, panchayat elections should be held in the State by Jan 10 next year. Only the reservation issue pertaining to BC's, SCs and STs are yet to be sorted out.