Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Mr. Rajeev Ranjan has directed all District Electoral Officers in the state to monitor all distilleries and boilers established in their districts concerned and also check them from time to time.

Chandigarh, March 19 – Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Mr. Rajeev Ranjan has directed all District Electoral Officers in the state to monitor all distilleries and boilers established in their districts concerned and also check them from time to time.

Mr. Ranjan was presiding over meeting with District Electoral Officers, officers of District Administrations and Superintendents of Police, through video conferencing, here today.

He said that during checking, it should also be ensured that CCTV cameras are installed there and these are working properly. If there is movement of any suspicious vehicles in any distillery then its complaint or information can be given through cVigil app. Apart from this, strict vigil should be kept on vehicles bearing similar registration numbers, he added.

Mr. Ranjan directed all District Electoral Officers to accelerate the pace of surrendering licensed weapons. Apart from this, strict vigil should be kept on functions to be organized on the occasion of Holi.

He said that any person can report incidents of use of power or money during Model Code of Conduct on the toll free numbers 1800-180-4815. This toll free number of Income Tax department for Haryana will remain available 24 hours. Apart from this, the name of complainant would be kept secret.

He also directed the officers to check the barricades installed at borders of districts from time to time and officers of all such districts should coordinate with each other. He said that the Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activities should be implemented effectively and special focus should be laid on constituencies with low voting percentage. The Booth Level Officers, who have not uploaded vote forms, should get them uploaded at the earliest so that people could exercise their right to vote without any inconvenience.

He said that during elections, all parties should be given equal chance of publicity and promotion. He said that IAS officer, Mr. Shekhar Vidyarthi has been appointed Nodal Officer to ensure compliance of Model Code of Conduct. Therefore, all officers should get in touch with him for future references, he added.

Others present on the occasion included Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Dr. Inder Jeet, officers appointed for Lok Sabha elections, Mr. Nikhil Gajraj and Ms. Geeta Bharti, Inspector General of Police, Dr. Hanif Qureshi and other officers.

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The Income Tax Department will also monitor the cash transactions during the General Elections to Lok Sabha-2019.

Chandigarh, March 19 – The Income Tax Department will also monitor the cash transactions during the General Elections to Lok Sabha-2019. For this, a control room and complaint monitoring cell has been setup by the Income Tax Department.

Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, Dr. Inder Jeet said that the control room setup by the Income Tax Department has 1800-180-4815 as toll free number for Haryana. Any person can file complaint or give information on this number regarding the movement of heavy amount or any other things which could influence the voters.

He said that Income Tax Department has also directed that during elections, necessary documents and evidence related to the source of the funds should also be carried along with the cash especially when cash amount is more than Rs. 10 lakh.

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Haryana Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. Manoj Yadava has issued special directions to all police commissioners and District Superintendents of Police to maintain law and order in the state on the occasion of festival of Holi.

Chandigarh, March 19 – Haryana Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. Manoj Yadava has issued special directions to all police commissioners and District Superintendents of Police to maintain law and order in the state on the occasion of festival of Holi.

In a statement issued here today, Mr Yadava said that directions have been issued to all the Commissioners of Police and district Superintendents of Police to set up 24 hours special barricades for checking the cases of drunk and drive in the state. In addition, the number of police personnel for patrolling at public places such as bus stands and colleges will also be increased to put a check on eve teasing and other incidents.

The DGP also appealed to the people to respect the feelings of others and not to offend their sensitivity while celebrating the festival of colors. He expressed the hope that this year too people would celebrate Holi with sensitivity towards others and refrain from breaking laws by indulging in hooliganism.

On the occasion of Holi, he extended his good wishes and greetings to the people of the State saying that this unique festival of colors provides an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of unity and brotherhood.

Recalling the experience of previous years, the DGP said that large number of cases of drinking and driving leading to road accidents were reported on this festival converting a day of joy and happiness to a tragedy for many families. This year, the Haryana Police has already made elaborate arrangements to prevent any untoward incidents during Holi celebrations and have instructed all Police officers in the districts to exercise extra vigil during the festival. Breathalyzers to check whether drivers are driving under the influence of alcohol will also be used by the police.

Apart from this, Police will also keep a close watch to prevent incidents of violence and vandalism during Holi celebrations. Action would be taken against those found violating traffic norms according to rules, he added.