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CEC calls for flawless revision of voters? list

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 00:13 IST

CHIEF ELECTION Commissioner N Gopalaswamy has directed commissioners and district magistrates and district election officers of the Allahabad and Mirzapur divisions to ensure flawless revision of electoral rolls.

Addressing a meeting held to review the progress of the voters’ list revision work here on Friday, Gopalaswamy said, the officers assigned the voters’ list revision work at booth level would be held responsible for any irregularity in the work.

Besides, he said the work should be overseen by the supervisors and other superior officers concerned regularly.  Moreover, he directed the district magistrates to review the progress of the revision work at least once a week.

The chief election commissioner also discussed the issue of the voters’ identity cards. He  sought suggestions of the  officers concerned to solve the problems related to the poll list revision work and issuance of voters’ identity cards. 

Several such meetings will be held in the State in near future.

He said the revision work done in the years of 2004-05 and 2005-06  should be reviewed booth-wise and constituency-wise and if any amendment was needed it should be made without any error.

During the review meeting the Chief Election Commissioner expressed surprise when he found that there were only 732 woman voters in comparison to 1000 male voters in the Allahabad North Assembly constituency.  He asked the DMs to take notice of the ratio of male and female voters in every constituency and if there was any irregularity it should be removed without any delay.

The review meeting was also attended by R Balakrishnan, Dy Election Commissioner, chief election officer of the State AK Vishnoi, Commissioner of Allahabad Division RN Tripathi and Commissioner of  Mirzapur division KM Pandey and district magistrates of all the seven districts.