State Election Commissioner PC Dalai today chaired a meeting of recognized national political parties at the conference hall of his office. In the meeting, State Election Commission gave detailed information to the representatives of various political parties about the model code of conduct enforced during general elections of urban bodies, election programme, election process, limit of expenditure for candidates and related rules.
State Election Commissioner Prafull Chandra Dalei on Tuesday chaired the meeting of Election Observers appointed by Chhattisgarh State Election Commission on Tuesday. During the meeting, SEC gave detailed explanation about the responsibilities and duties they have to execute during elections. Asserting that the Observers are the eyes and ears of State Election Commission, Dalei said the SEC keeps track of the election process through them only and gathers all necessary information.
The election schedule for Urban Bodies Election-2014 was announced on Friday by Chhattisgarh State Election Commission. With the announcement of the election schedule. the Model Code of Conduct has come into force in all the urban bodies Including municipal corporations, municipalities and nagar panchayats where election will be held. Adequate numbers of government officials and security personal will be deployed during the process for smooth conduct of election assured the State Election Commission.
State Election Commissioner PC Dalai today reviewed the administrative preparations for general elections of urban body and three-tier Panchayats, at Mantralaya. In the meeting, preparations in naxal-affected districts of state especially South Bastar were discussed in detail. Satisfied with the arrangement of urban body elections, State Election Commissioner Mr Dalai said that voter-list has been finalized, voting centres have been decided and electronic voting machine have also been arranged for this election.
Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agrawal on Thursday met Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and urged him to restore MBBS seats in four state-run medical colleges by revoking the decision of Medical Council of India of scrapping medical seats in state-run medical colleges.
In view of upcoming elections of Panchayati Raj institution, preparations for delimitation of areas in Gram Panchayats has already begun in Chhattisgarh. Delimitation of Gram Panchayat will be done for the reason that the population of these Gram Panchayats have increased. In the context, Principal Secretary to Panchayat and Rural Development Department MK Raut has issued a circular bearing necessary instructions regarding delimitation of Gram Panchayats to the District Collectors.
To streamline functioning regarding the forthcoming civic bodies, polls and three tier panchayat polls in the State, Chhattisgarh State Election Commission Commissioner PC Dalehi reviewed the meeting of officials and laid emphasis that preparation should be completed within time frame. The civic polls which are schedule in November and three tier panchayat polls in 2015, all related work regarding voters list should be completed soon.
With the campaigning coming to an end for the third and final phase of Lok Sabha election in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday evening, all eyes are now set on the polling on April 24. Seven lok Sabha constituencies will be going for polls in the third and final leg of the election in Chhattisgarh.
Negating the threats of fear, violence, and extreme heat, 63% men, women and youth stepped out of their homes to reach their polling booths and choose their future MPs. Balloting remained largely peaceful in three of the major constituencies of Chhattisgarh where 4558873 electors remained excited throughout the day. Chief Election Officer (CEO) Sunil Kuhur has stated that by the end of the day, their was 58% voting in Kabirdham district, 65% in Kanker, 68% in Dhmtari, 54% in Mahasamund and 68% from Rajnandgaon Constituency.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Kumar Kujur, on Monday, elaborated about the arrangements completed for Bastar parliamentary polls scheduled for April 10. He was addressing a press conference on the issue in his office. As expected the security concerns have dominated the decisions with regards to electoral arrangements in Bastar constituency, that comprises of six districts afflicted with Maoist insurgency. CEO Kujur informed that out of 1797 polling booths instituted within this parliamentary constituency, 1407 have been designated as critical.