District authorities on Saturday ordered filing of an FIR against 42 officers for not reporting to election duty training.
“As it amounts to obstruction in election work as per the law, I have ordered FIR against 42 personnels,” said chief development officer Pawan Kumar.
Around 249 presiding election officers were found absent during their training period from February 3 to 8, without giving any ground for their absence.
They were given a last chance to report. On Saturday, 207 personnels reported at the CDO office, however, 42 were still found to be absent, the CDO said.