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    Published On : Mon, Dec 23rd, 2013
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Nagpur constituency needs 6,000 more EVMs

    Nagpur News : With Lok Sabha elections hovering over 2014, the preparations for the same have already been started by district administrations and First-level Checking (FLC) has also been started. There are 8,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) with district administrations. However, a total of 14,000 EVMs are needed in Nagpur and Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency.

    For this, district administration officers have been deployed for the purpose. The data of previous elections are cleared if found in the machines during the first level checking. 50% staff from Revenue Department, Patwari, Naib Tehsildar, Tehsildar, and others have been deployed for the first-level checking. If required staff from Food Distribution Department could be absorbed for election purpose. District administration has estimated to complete this work till April 2014. The work is under way at Shetkari Bhavan and Government building, however, the same work would soon start in other offices. The work is being carried out under the guidance of District Collector Saurabh Rao.

    60% staff from Revenue Department has been deployed for election duty. And the same staff looks after the National Security Food Act, and with more than half the staff involved in election duty, the Department is failing to deliver their duty properly.

    It must be noted that the deployed staff could face strict action against them if they reject to perform their election duties.

    The elections for Graduate’s Constituency will be held next year in 2014 and preparations for the same concluded in November this year. Officers were involved in filling voting forms, checking and introduction to voters’ list. Just after they were relieved of their Graduate’s Constituency duties, they were assigned for election duties under the leadership of Collector Saurabh Rao.

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