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CoSAAP requests Arunachal government to exempt teachers of Class 10 and 12 from poll duty

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Itanagar
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 01:42 PM IST
The panchayat and municipal polls are scheduled to be held simultaneously in a single phase on December 22.
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Women exempted from poll duty in Dakha

By Deepa Sharma | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2019 12:15 AM IST
Decision taken in light of Dakha being declared a sensitive area, owing to acts of poll violence in the past
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Woman cites health to skip poll duty, may get early retirement

By Shailee Dogra | Hindustan Times, Mohali, Mohali
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 05:36 PM IST
Gurvinder, who is due to retire in about 18 months was deployed as polling officer for the Lok Sabha elections on May 19.
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Residents of more than 2,000 houses in civic body’s buildings in Sion are likely to face a water shortage on April 28 and 29, the latter being the day Mumbai votes.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Residents of more than 2,000 houses in civic body’s buildings in Sion are likely to face a water shortage on April 28 and 29, the latter being the day Mumbai votes.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)

Pump operators on poll duty, Sion may not get water on voting day

By Steffy Thevar
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2019 01:54 AM IST
All pump operators who release water to these buildings have been sent on polling duty. Ward officials have issued a notice saying residents must stock water for two days, however, maintaining that they have made alternative arrangements.
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Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia could not be reached for a comment despite repeated attempts to call him on his mobile phone.(Manoj Dhaka/HindustanTimes)
Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia could not be reached for a comment despite repeated attempts to call him on his mobile phone.(Manoj Dhaka/HindustanTimes)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Officials on poll duty on Kashmir highway allege army violence

UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 12:53 AM IST
Sub-divisional magistrate Ghulam Rasool Wani said they were on their way to Vessu to attend an election-related meeting when they were stopped along the Srinagar-Jammu highway to allow a security convoy to pass.
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Poll duty for unaided school teachers irks Bombay HC

By K A H Dodhiya | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2019 12:04 PM IST
Through a petition, a forum of unaided teachers said that unaided schools are not established under any Act, but have been given registration and affiliation by the state. They can’t be asked to come for election duty.
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Jhunjhunu’s election office has ordered health check-up of all those who have sought exemption from polling duty on medical grounds.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)
Jhunjhunu’s election office has ordered health check-up of all those who have sought exemption from polling duty on medical grounds.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Health check-up ordered for those seeking exemption from poll duty on medical grounds

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 03:15 PM IST
The order also says that requests for cancellation of election duty on medical grounds cannot be sent directly to the district election officer but should be routed through the head of departments.
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Next month’s general elections have brought primary health facilities and pre-monsoon surveillance to control infectious diseases in Mumbai to a near standstill, according to officials. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)
Next month’s general elections have brought primary health facilities and pre-monsoon surveillance to control infectious diseases in Mumbai to a near standstill, according to officials. (Photo by Hemanshi Kamani/ HT)

Poll duty takes a toll on health facilities, pre-monsoon checks

By Sadaguru Pandit | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 28, 2019 04:12 AM IST
With approximately 40% frontline health workers pulled off duty for election work, officials said it’s affecting patients dependent on primary health facilities and the possibility of more monsoon diseases owing to lack of surveillance.
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Personnel of the central armed police forces (CAPF) who will ensure security during the summer’s Lok Sabha elections will move 78 times across the country between April 11 and May 23, the most they have in at least the past 15 years, data from the Election Commission (EC) shows.(PTI File Photo)
Personnel of the central armed police forces (CAPF) who will ensure security during the summer’s Lok Sabha elections will move 78 times across the country between April 11 and May 23, the most they have in at least the past 15 years, data from the Election Commission (EC) shows.(PTI File Photo)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Rush hour for central forces on poll duty

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran and Sudhi Ranjan Sen | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2019 07:14 AM IST
The total deployment of such personnel for these coming elections is 450-500 companies, including companies already positioned in various states. This is one of the highest deployments ever.
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