EC tells government to draw up polling staff list
As the countdown begins for the Municipal Corporation Gurgaon (MCG) polls, the Haryana Election Commission on Monday asked the administration to prepare a list of government employees who can be deployed at various polling stations. Voting is scheduled to be held in all 35 wards of the MCG on May 15 According to the election commission, the database of polling staff will be prepared in electronic form and names will be selected randomly for their deployment.
All the details of the potential polling staff, including their work places, home municipalities, designations and departments should be entered in the data, the election commissioner Dharam Vir said.
He said that presiding officers and polling officers will be classified on the basis of pay scale or the rank of the employee. Polling staff will be chosen from the state government as well as the central government offices. If possible, the ratio of state and central government employee should be 50:50, he added.
The election commission has also fixed the limit of expenditure to be incurred by each contestant during the election campaign. As per the notification already issued by the election commission, the nomination of candidates will be from April 28 to May 2.
Citing the EC instructions, the Gurgaon deputy commissioner P C Meena said a candidate contesting the elections for the MCG can spend a maximum of Rs 75,000.
Meena said that the account of expenditure incurred by each candidate should be maintained and it should be submitted to the deputy commissioner’s office within 30 days of the poll results. The DC office would send its report to the state election commission.
Source: Hindustan Times