Mail News Service
Seraikela, Nov 23: Inspection and review of electoral rolls became top priority for the Seraikela-Kharsawan district administration on Wednesday as the deputy commissioner (DC) of the district, Arava Rajkamal, who is also the returning officer, reviewed the progress of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Roll 2023.
Rajkamal also asked the concerned government officials who are part of the team updating the electoral rolls to carry out door-to-door campaigns in those parts of the district where there has been very poor response to the electoral roll updation.
Deputy Election Officer, Priyanka Singh, said that there are 1.82 lakh voters whose voter’s IDs are yet to be linked the Aadhaar numbers. He urged the concerned officials to carry out concerted campaigns in those areas where the updation work is yet to be completed. Singh also directed the officials to carry out door-to-door campaigns in housing societies of urban centres to ensure that all details provided in the electoral rolls have been updated.
Singh added that on November 24 and 25 programmes to update the electoral rolls will be held in campuses of colleges and universities. He called upon the concerned officials to make the public aware about these programmes.
The deputy election officer informed the officials who took part in the meeting to review Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls that the programme that began on November 9 will continue till December 8. He added that those people who are eligible to add their names to the electoral rolls can do so by filling up the form 6.
Rajkamal said that public outreach programmes like the door-to-door campaigns will help address the pleas of all voters who seek to update the information provided in the electoral rolls. The DC issued this directive after learning from the booth level officers that there are certain booths where only 10 applications for updating the list have been received.
During the event Rajkamal also highlighted the accomplishments of those election registration officers who have collected more applications and also shared their operational details with other officials. He also directed supervisors of booth level officers to move around in respective jurisdictions and to file written applications at the district election office about those who are slow in performing their duties regarding the election roll updation.