Distribution of voter’s ID card in Noida to start from March 16
The district administration is also organising special classes at government schools in various villages to spread awareness on Lok Sabha elections. Senior officials are trying to reach out to students and their parents through these classes. Parents have been asked to use their right to vote on April 11.Updated: Mar 16, 2019 09:03 IST
Hindustan Times, Noida
Noida: The Gautam Budh Nagar district administration has received over 99,000 voter identity cards and will start their distribution from Saturday, officials said on Friday. Around 65,000 voters’ cards belong to the Noida assembly constituency, over 24,000 to Dadri and around 9,500 to Jewar, they said.
“Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, in the three segments of GB Nagar, a total of 1,34,788 new voters have been registered and action has been taken as per district magistrate’s directive to distribute voter cards to them,” Shailendra Mishra, city magistrate, said.
The city magistrate is also circulating videos through social media platforms to inform voters about the election related procedure.
“If an election booth consists of more than 200 voters, then the block level officer will distribute the cards at the booth and if the figure is below 200, then the card distribution will be done on door-to-door basis. We are also propagating the act of voting through e-rickshaws and other vehicles in villages. The distribution process will start from Saturday. Any voter can call up the booth level officers (BLOs) or control room to get more details. The election commission has also launched National Voters’ Service Portal (NSVP) to check names and contact BLO to get more details, along with a toll free number 1950,” Mishra added.
On Friday, Meerut divisional commissioner Anita Meshram held a meeting with all the officials concerned to ensure safe and fair election in the district. Officials have been asked to follow the guidelines of the Election Commission and to focus on reaching out to maximum people to motivate them to vote. Inspector general of police (Meerut range) Ram Kumar also joined Meshram in the meeting. Kumar asked police and other officials to maintain law and order in the district.
The district administration is also organising special classes at government schools in various villages to spread awareness on Lok Sabha elections. Senior officials are trying to reach out to students and their parents through these classes. Parents have been asked to use their right to vote on April 11.
Officials are also holding meetings with resident’s welfare associations to bring out the maximum number of voters to cast their votes. Administration is also reaching out to the educational institutions and civil societies to help in spreading election related awareness among the general public and other stakeholders. Election Commission of India has asked all the districts to enrol maximum number of eligible people in the voter’s list.
First Published: Mar 16, 2019 09:03 IST