Monday, February 6, 2023

Poll panel reviews election preparedness of Nagaland

Election Commission of India (ECI) held a video conference on Monday with nodal officers of Election Expenditure Monitoring team for the forthcoming election to Nagaland Legislative Assembly.
According to DIPR, the meeting, chaired by Deputy Election Commissioner Ajay Bhadoo, was a preliminary review of the preparedness of various law enforcement agencies for election monitoring.
The meeting was informed that Income Tax Department would be setting up a control room at Dimapur, a camp office at Kohima and there would monitoring teams in all 16 districts comprising of two officers and 5-6 inspectors in minimum.
The video conference was attended by State’s chief electoral officer (CEO) V Shashank Shekhar, additional CEO Ruokuovituo Khezhie, joint CEOs Awa Lorin and Sharon Longchari along with nodal officers from Police, Income Tax Nagaland, Taxes department, Excise, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Enforcement Directorate, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (Dimapur Regional Unit), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Central Goods and Service Tax, State Level Bankers’ Committee, CISF (Dimapur Airport), Airports Authority of India Dimapur Airport, Department of Post, Railways and Assam Rifles. The main function of expenditure monitoring team is to curb use of money power in elections through constant vigil, internal assessments and proactive actions through deployment of enforcement agencies.
Dimapur, KA joint coordination meet: Meanwhile, a joint coordination meeting was held between deputy commissioners (DCs) of Dimapur and Karbi Anglong, Assam at the latter’s office in Diphu on Monday afternoon in view of the ensuing Assembly election in Nagaland.
DCP (Hq) Dimapur highlighted the security arrangement for the election and requested SP Karbi Anglong for security assistance, as and when required, to which the latter assured all possible help.
The Dimapur DC referred to liquor prohibition in Nagaland and sought assistance from his Karbi Anglong counterpart regarding checking smuggling of liquor in Dimapur district. He also shared various measures being initiated to ensure a free and fair election in the State.

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