DC announces WhatsApp number.

Bidar || DHNS : Deputy Commissioner H R Mahadev, who is also the District Election Officer (DEO) announced the mobile number 78926 86501 with WhatsApp application in the City on Tuesday, stating that, citizens could post messages on any violations of model code of conduct (MCC), they came across in city, based on that administration will take necessary action forwarding the same to concern sectoral officers or election official.

Addressing media persons at his office after Election Commission of India (ECI) announced poll schedule dates in New Delhi for State Assembly polls, Deputy Commissioner said, with the announcement of poll schedule, MCC came in to effect in entire the district from Tuesday itself. Therefore political parties are well aware about the facts. So if any violations came to the notice of administration, stern action will be initiated against violators, he added.

If any citizen comes across any violations of code, they could post a message in above what’s app number, so that the administration could initiate urgent measures in this regard, he informed.

He added that soon some mobile numbers would be released taluk wise, so that citizens could post the messages on code violations and administration can take take appropriate actions accordingly.

28 check posts

Referring to 28 check posts set up by the administration across the district borders to keep tab on movement of man, material and vehicles once MCC came in to effect, Mr Mahadev said, apart from routine staff one person with video camera and police constable appointed on duty to keep watch at each check post. These men will work in three shift round the clock, he added.

District administration has taken control of all guest houses, circuit houses irrespective of the departments. Besides CMC officials have been ordered to remove all the display material from 56 bill boards depicting State government’s achievement.

Instructions have been given to NEKRTC officials to remove the publicity material of State government displayed on public transport buses.

Notifications have been issued to Road Transport Organisation to recover the vehicles allotted to elected representatives, DEO said.

IT applications

As per the directions of Election Commission of India (ECI), Suvidha, Sugam and Samadhan single window IT applications will be launched by district administration soon. In Suvidha, election related permission and clearances regarding holding rallies, use of loud speakers, temporary election office etc will be cleared within 24 hours. Similarly Sugam is for vehicle management system, where facility of issuance of requisition letters for vehicles, transfer of vehicles from one district to another will be done in 24 hours. Samadhan, a comprehensive public grievance redressal system, which receive complaints, grievances from different stake holders as well as political parties, Mr Mahadev explained.

He said that ECI has fixed expenditure limit of Rs 28 lakhs to each candidate. Those who are contesting polls have to keep their expenditure within that limit. Any violations will attract stringent actions as per the provisions of law.

Administration would secure all financial details from banks to check over expenditure during the polls. Banks also asked to keep tab on mass deposit in denomination of Rs 1,000, 500 in Jana Dhan accounts and share details with administration.

Even high denomination withdrawals by the individual attached to political parties also keenly watched, he added.

ZP CEO R Selvamani,
Additional Deputy Commissioner Bheemashankr Tagalli and others were present on the occasion.

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