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Observer asks officials to achieve target by month-end

ELECTION COMMISSION observer NC Munniappa has expressed satisfaction over ongoing revision of the electoral list and issuance of photo identity card in the division. While reviewing the revision of the voters list at divisional commissioner office, he directed the officials to accelerate the pace of the work and achieve the target by the end of the month.

india Updated: Dec 15, 2006 10:41 IST

Issuance of photo ID-card

ELECTION COMMISSION observer NC Munniappa has expressed satisfaction over ongoing revision of the electoral list and issuance of photo identity card in the division.

While reviewing the revision of the voters list at divisional commissioner office, he directed the officials to accelerate the pace of the work and achieve the target by the end of the month.

During the revision of the list, names of around 1.12 lakh voters who had died were identified and their names would be omitted from the voters’ list. Beside it, name of the voters in the electorate list of two different places would be deleted.

Munniappa said around 60 per cent photo ID cards in the division had been issued and photography was going on. Munniappa invited the office bearers of all the national and registered political parties to take first hand information regarding the photo ID cards issuance and streamlining the electorate list.

The representatives said in lack of proper awareness campaign; people were
not showing interest in photography.

They said photo ID card process was started in 1995 but since then administration had failed to provide photo ID cards to all the electorates. They stressed the need for making two or three prominent centre for issuance of the photo ID cards in the district to felicitate the electorates.

Divisional commissioner Moolchand Yadav, district magistrate of Gorakhpur, Maharajganj, Deoria and Kushinagar also participated in the meeting. According to a report 44,000 dead voters were identified in Maharajganj . Similarly, 35,000 in Gorakhpur, 43,000 in Kushinagar were detected as dead.