Trichy: Chief electoral officer (CEO) Satyabrata Sahoo mentioned that acceptable motion might be taken towards those that make digital switch of cash to voters for votes.
He was talking to reporters after taking part within the valedictory operate of the coaching programme for the returning officers of 20 districts in Trichy. To a question on political events digitally transferring cash to voters’ account for vote, Sahoo mentioned, “Election Fee of India has issued clear lower directions to examine all such points. We had a gathering with all of the enforcement companies corresponding to earnings tax, customs, enforcement directorate and officers from Reserve Financial institution of India and different financial institution officers. Clear lower SOPs are preparing. We are going to act towards such practices, based mostly on the developed process laid down by the election fee.”
Sahoo mentioned that as per the order of the ECI, a four-day coaching programme for returning officers was organized in Trichy. Nationwide-level grasp trainers imparted coaching to 118 members from 20 districts, he mentioned.
On rising the variety of polling stations and cubicles contemplating the Covid-19 pandemic, he mentioned, “The respective district election officers (district collectors) will put together the checklist of the state, central and public sector staff. Primarily based on their power the variety of polling cubicles might be determined.”
Furthermore, the ECI has include normal working procedures (SOP) corresponding to disinfecting polling cubicles, sanitization, social distancing, sporting masks and gloves to take care of the Covid-19 scenario, he mentioned.
On the preparation to conduct the polls, he mentioned, “Since a number of EVMs have arrived from varied states, all of them must be checked correctly. First degree checking has been accomplished in 26 districts and steps are taken to finish the method within the remaining districts earlier than February 5. District election officers are within the means of making ready the required polling stations, cubicles.”
When requested whether or not the election might be held in a single section of a number of phases in Tamil Nadu, he mentioned that every one the political events within the state had appealed to conduct the polls in a single section. Nevertheless, the election fee has to take the ultimate determination, Sahoo mentioned.