Friday, August 22, 2014

BOOTH-LEVEL OFFICIALS TO BE APPOINTED FOR ERROR-FREE VOTER LIST

BOOTH-LEVEL OFFICIALS TO BE APPOINTED FOR ERROR-FREE VOTER LIST

Saturday, 23 August 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
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Now, it is a great sigh of relief for the schoolteachers, who were taking an extra burden of preparing voter list as the State’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has decided to appoint booth-level facilitators to ensure error-free voter list.
An advertisement has been published inviting candidates for the jobs. The advertisement said the task of the facilitators would include enlistment of eligible citizens of the respective booths in the voter list, correction in the voter list and assistance to the voters in the transfer of booths. Besides, they would also collect photos from voters if they are not placed in the voter list and distribute voter I-cards to all eligible voters as per the Election Commission guidelines.
Talking to reporters here on Thursday, CEO Mona Sharma said the officials, to be appointed in the booths, should be local residents as well as registered voters in their respective booths. They should not be members of any political party nor should have any links with any party.Besides, they must not hold any position in any social or voluntary organisation, she said, adding that these officials would be provided with a fixed remuneration of Rs 5,000 per annum.
The officials eligible for the posts are teachers, Anganwadi workers, Amins, Panchayat Secretaries, Gram Sevaks, power bill readers, Postmen, Auxiliary Nurses and Midwives (ANMs), Health Workers, midday meal (MDM) workers, contractual teachers, NAC, municipal and corporation tax collectors and clerks and other Class-III employees working in urban areas.
Besides, Government, semi-Government, corporation and retired Government employees can also apply for the posts, the CEO said.Interested and eligible persons should apply to the District Election Officers and Sub-Collectors of their respective localities by September 9.

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