UT sets up toll-free number for black money-related complaints
The election department of Chandigarh administration has set up a toll-free number for complaints related to movement of black money during the elections. UT deputy commissioner Mohammed Shayin, who is also the returning officer, said people could phone on the number 1800-180-2095 to complain about the use of black money during elections.
The residents can also contact Abhishek Narang (94683-00401) of the Indian Revenue Service, and income-tax officers (ITOs) SK Bhardwaj (94683-00343), Kapil Kishore (95307-68500), and Vinod Sharma (95307-16162). Shayin said the identity of the caller will be kept secret.
The Lok Sabha election for Chandigarh is slated for April 10.
Restriction on use of loudspeakers
Political parties will have to take permission for using loudspeakers, holding rallies and processions. Permissions would be granted on recommendations by a three-member committee constituted by the election department.
The election department has also constituted three committees for to check and ensure enforcement of model code of conduct.
Besides, three committees have been formed for ensuring model polling stations at all locations. The elections will be notified on March 15, while March 22 has been fixed as the last date for filing nominations, which will then be scrutinised on March 24. March 26 is the last date for withdrawal of nominations.
According to the final publication of summary revision released by the commission, Chandigarh has 5.87 lakh voters, up from 5.24 lakh in 2009.According to the 2011Census, the net population residing in rural areas in Chandigarh is 28,991 and in urban areas is 10.26 lakh. The literacy rate of the Chandigarh parliamentary constituency is about 76%.