Congress president Sonia Gandhi is Sep 21 expected to be formally elected for another term in office.
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met Monday and decided the election schedule for the election of the Congress chief and the state party chiefs.
Congress general secretary Janardhan Dwivedi said after the meeting that according to the election schedule, the election would be notified Aug 27 and the last date of filing nominations is Sep 2.
The date of polling, if necessary, is Sep 17 and the counting of votes and declaration of results will take place Sep 21.
Sonia Gandhi first became the Congress president in 1998.