Gangtok, Dec 6 (IPR)
Election Commission of India had announced Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls of intensive nature w.e.f. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date. Pre- Revision activities of house to house field verification by Booth Level Officers, rationalization and physical verification of polling station buildings have been completed . Draft Photo Electoral Roll was published on 1st September 2018. Period for filing of claims and objections was scheduled from 1st September to 31st October 2018.
Election Commission of India has been monitoring all these activities very closely. In this regard ArvindAnand, Secretary Election Commission, in – charge of state of Sikkim, is on two day visit to Sikkim to review the progress of activities going on under Special Summary Revision 2018.
On 5th December 2018,SecretaryAnand called on Chief Electoral Officer, Sikkim R. Telang, IAS to take stock of the progress of Special Summary Revision 2018 in Sikkim. CEO apprised him of the Assembly Constituency wise status and field reports. Later in the afternoon , a meeting with District Election Officer ,East , Kapil Meena, IAS and Electoral Registration Officers(EROs)of various Assembly Constituencies of East District was held in the conference hall of District Administrative Centre, Sichey. ArvindAnand also interacted with Booth Level Officers of 26Arithang and 28-Upper Burtuk Assembly Constituencies and expressed his satisfaction over the work undertaken by the field functionaries and motivated them to work diligently to prepare a healthy and error free electoral roll for final publication for ensuing election 2019.
Arvind Anand shall be visiting some of the remotely located polling station and have interaction with concerned BLOs and EROs for obtaining first hand information on the work done so far. He will also visit South District on 7th Dec to see that Instructions issued by the Commission are being implemented at all levels.