Jharsuguda bypoll: Officials gear up to ensure free, fair, and impartial election process

Jharsuguda: The Jharsuguda bypolls have become a major topic of discussion in the district, and officials are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the election process is conducted in a free, fair and impartial manner. In a recent meeting held in the conference room of the District Collector, General Inspector of the Indian Administrative Service Officer Deo Krishna Tiwari and Police Inspector of the Indian Police Service Officer Hamid Akhtar were present, and they ordered relevant officials to make the inspection process stricter.

The main focus of the meeting was to ensure that all enforcement procedures are followed strictly to comply with the guidelines issued by the Election Commission. The observer warned that any instance of unfair election management and electioneering would not be tolerated.

To make the inspection process more efficient, both the flying squad and the static surveillance team have been doubled. Previously, there were eight teams in both squads, but now the number has been increased to sixteen. It was suggested in the meeting that supervisory officers should be more efficient in this regard, and the concerned magistrates and police officers were asked to work in coordination with each other.

The meeting also discussed the enforcement of Sections 107 and 110 of the CIRPC, removal of party leaflets and banners from public places, non-posting of road crossing banners, and strict action against people holding unauthorized meetings, processions, and using paging machines. Additionally, checking vehicles, detaining people carrying fixed amounts of money and liquor, obtaining details, monitoring criminal elements, and submitting licensed guns to the concerned authorities were also discussed.

Jharsuguda District Collector Aboli Sunil Narwane, SP Smith P. Parmar officials issued strict rules to ensure that no unauthorised activities are allowed as per the Election Commission’s directives. District Council Chief Development Officer Tapiram Majhi, Additional District Collector (General) Prabir Naik, Additional District Collector (Revenue) Lankeshwar Amat, Deputy Director (Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation) Alomni Sethi, and Deputy Collector Suchita Pushpa were present at the meeting.

The meeting was successful in outlining a clear plan to ensure a free, fair, and impartial election process. The officials present are committed to enforcing the guidelines issued by the Election Commission and ensuring that there is no room for any unfair electioneering.

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