62 BSF Coy for Churachandpur
Source: The Sangai Express / S Singlianmang Guite

Lamka, February 08: With the conclusion of nomination process for the ensuing Assembly election in the district, Churachandpur is all set to exercise its franchise under the watchful eyes of 62 companies of BSF personnel.

Taking a grave note of the pretext some Government employees were engaged in, apparently to shirk off their poll duties, DC/CCpur Sumant Singh today declared that he won�t hesitate in issuing suspension orders to officials who ignore their duties.

�A mere submission of application for exemption or a medical certificate doesn�t pertain to approving their application,� he said adding, �one fine morning they (absconders) will find themselves being suspended and arrested.� Besides the EPICs, the deputy commissioner has identified seventeen documents that will be utilized for establishing the identity of voters during the election.

And, if at all any family has still failed to posses anything within the mentioned list, they will be at liberty to obtain certificate from the Revenue Deptt.

that can be issued even on the date of voting in order to exercise their franchise, he said.

Establishing the identity of one in a family will be sufficient for exercising the franchise of an entire family, he adds.

As date of re-poll for the district has been earmarked for 25 February, two days after the polling, 23 clubbing points, including 10 helipads where a magistrate will be stationed were identified in various remote areas for more than one hundred interior polling stations to manage the lack of time, in case re-poll is needed.

Each polling booth will have a minimum of one unit (8-9) of BSF personnel to ensure free and fair voting while a couple of armed units will be dispatched for Hyper sensitive booths and three units for 20 special booths.