Chandigarh, 23rd April 2019: A meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Smt. Amisha S Gupt, IRS to review the election preparedness in the Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency. She has been appointed as Expenditure Observer for Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency by Election Commission of India.

At the onset a detailed presentation was given by the Assistant Expenditure Observer about the Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency wherein various measures for preparedness were discussed including working of District MCMC, preparation of polling stations, security arrangements, implementation of Model Code of Conduct, static surveillance teams, flying squads, C-Vigil App, deployment of forces expenditure monitoring, intensive hands-on procedural training of presiding and polling officials, PwD voting App, reserve teams, strengthening of manpower, EVM management system, SVEEP campaigns.

Thereafter, every Nodal officer gave presentation in detail about the working of the area assigned to them. It was brought out that Media Certification and Monitoring Committee has been acting on all the cases of precertification of advertisements, audio/visual content of the political parties, and has been monitoring different media platforms on a daily basis. Similarly, Nodal Officer C Vigil explained how the cases have been dealt on receiving the complaint on the app. The SVEEP team also elaborated the campaign conducted by them so far and future plans to encourage voter participation in the city. The Nodal Officer Model Code of Conduct also shared how the complaints regarding Model Code violation are being dealt in the constituency.

Working of different teams like, Flying Squad teams, Static Surveillance team, Video Surveillance team and video viewing teams was also discussed in detail. On the same lines, the deployment of forces was also shared with Election Expenditure Observer to give an overview of the election preparedness in the constituency.


Show Cause Notice Issued to 14 Presiding/Polling Officers for leaving the Training

Chandigarh, 23rd April 2019: On the second day of training for Presiding Officers/Polling Officers at Government College Sector 10, fourteen Presiding/Polling Officers left the training venue without giving certificate regarding training and mandatory test.

Amrik Singh,

Assistant Manager

Director Census Operations

Amrinder Singh, Senior Assistant

Estate Office, Chandigarh

Chander, Ram Assistant Manager

Punjab National Bank Square, Sector 17B, Chandigarh

Chandi Prashad Instructor

Director Technical Education, Sector 12, Chandigarh.

Rajinder Sehgal, Senior Assistant

Estate Office

Rajneesh Bhandari, Senior Assistant

Chandigarh Bank of Commerce, Madhya Marg, Sector 8, Chandigarh.

Shyam Sunder, Assistant Manager

Oriental Bank of Commerce, Madhya Marg, Sector 8, Chandigarh.

Susheel Sharma, TGT

GMHS 28C, Chandigarh.

Narayan Chandra Roy

State Bank of India, Sector 17, Chandigarh.

Naresh Gupta, Manager

Union Bank of India, SCO 6465, Sector 17, Chandigarh

Pankaj Kapoor, Lecturer

Director Technical Education

Paramjeet Singh, Lecturer

GMSSS 8B, Chandigarh.

Binod Kumar Sharma, Chief Manager

State Bank of India, Sector17, Chandigarh.

Sabhran Toppo, Manager

United Bank of India, Sector 17C, Chandigarh.

A disciplinary action has been initiated against them by issuing show cause notices to all these officers under the Representation of the People Act, 1951. All of them have been issued a warning to continue the training as per the schedule, and appear for the test.

Further, four to five officers have not been able to clear the test given at the end of the training session, therefore all of them have been directed to attend the training again and reappear in the test.