Friday, January 27, 2023

Notifications, directives related to state assembly election 2023

With the announcement of state assembly election by the Election Commission of India, the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nagaland and Deputy Commissioners (DCs) of respective districts have issued various directives to be followed by all departments, political parties, candidates and public.
Adll. CEO on govt advt.
In a notification, Addl. Chief Electoral Officer, Ruokuovituo Khezhie informed that no advertisements will be issued in electronic and print media highlighting the achievements of the government at the cost of public exchequer.
Addl. CEO informed that any advertisement already been released for telecast/broadcast or publication in the print media, must be stopped forthwith and that no such advt will be published in any newspapers, magazines, etc, i.e. in print media and should be immediately withdrawn. In this regard, all concerned have been requested to strictly ensure enforcement and compliance of the commission’s instructions.
DC Mkg informs employees; bank managers
DC and District Election Officer, Mokokchung, Shashank Pratap Singh has directed all Head of Offices (HoDs) and all the government employees under Mokokchung district to be in station with immediate effect. All HoDs have been directed to ensure their presence and also their subordinate officers and staff in their respective place of posting. Any government employee on leave of absence on medical ground shall be recalled for appearing in person before the Medical Board. Disciplinary action shall be initiated against any errant officials as per the provision of the law. DC also informed all the bank managers/branch managers under Mokokchung district to consider a single window with dedicated staff so as to facilitate prospective candidates for opening of separate Bank Account on priority basis.
DC Mkg constitutes MCC committee: DC Mokokchung under his chairmanship has constituted Model Code of Conduct (MCC) committee in the district. The district level standing committee comprises of the following members: DC & District Election Officer, Mokkchung as chairman; Superintendent of police; EAC Ongpangkong and DPRO Mokokchung; president/secretary/representative of all political parties and Asst. Election Officer, Mokkchung as members.
DC Kohima holds meeting with political parties and stakeholders
In connection with the ensuing general election 2023, DC Kohima held meeting with the representative of political parties at DC conference hall Kohima on January 20, 2023. DC and DEO explained all the legal provisions and instructions of the Election Commission relating to expenditure and its monitoring and the consequences of failure to comply with them. The chairman also informed about the ceiling limit of expenditure for the upcoming election. The political parties were also sensitized on various ECI instructions and guidelines on MCC, EE and IT related matters by the concerned Nodal Officers. Altogether, ten representatives of political parties attended the meeting. Later, a meeting of the District Level Standing Committee on Model Code of Conduct was held with the stakeholders.
DC Dimapur briefs political parties on EC guidelines
Deputy Commissioner also the DEO for Dimapur District, Sachin Jaiswal at a meeting with the representatives of different political parties on January 20 briefed on the guidelines of the Election Commission with regard to approval from Media certification and Monitoring Committee for any political related advertisement and news. He further apprised them for taking permission from the RO, 48 hours before holding any political rallies, meetings etc. Sachin also informed the political parties about the ceiling expenditure of a candidate which should not exceed Rs 28 lakhs per candidate from the date of filing of nomination of a candidate till the date of counting results.
DCP Dimapur, Vesupra who also attended the meeting, briefed the representatives of political parties about the common offences like booth capturing, damaging EVMs, impersonation and the legal proceedings thereof. Meanwhile, rate chart for Dimapur District Election Expenditure Monitoring was handed over to all the representatives of political parties.
CP Dimapur directs arms licence holders
To ensure measures for peaceful, free and fair poll during the general election, Commissioner of Police (CP) and District Magistrate, Dimapur, Kevithuto Sophie has directed all arms licence holders under Dimapur, Chumoukedima and Niuland districts to deposit their licensed Arms to the nearest Police Station without fail on or before February 10, 2023. CP warned that failure to comply with this order will hall invite prosecution of the licence holder under the Arms Act, 1959 and may lead to cancellation of their arms licence.
DC Longleng issues order
In order to conduct free & fair election and to maintain peaceful atmosphere during the forthcoming general election, DC and District Election Officer, Longleng, Dharam Raj has issued an order with reference to Article 326 of the constitution of India.
DC informed that any village or ward or community or group of people or media house found violating or defying the provisions in connection with the upcoming general election, appropriate legal action will be initiated against the violator(s) in the interest of free, fair, transparent election and administering social order.

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