RTMNU Senate polls today: 37 candidates in fray

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Feb 2018 09:17:43

Staff Reporter,

The fate of 37 candidates in the fray in the RTM Nagpur University Senate elections under Graduates’ constituency, will be sealed in the ballot boxes on Sunday.The University has deployed 188 officers and 78 Centre Incharge at 81 polling centres for the polling, informed the University Election Officer and Registrar Puranchandra Meshram, at a press conference on Saturday.

Polling for five open seats and one each reserved under SC, ST, VJNT, OBC and Woman categories. Maximum 17 candidates are in the fray in the Open category. The candidates in other categories are 5 - SC, 4 - ST, 3 - VJNT, 5 - OBC and 3 - Woman. Maximum of the total 17,340 voters are in Nagpur city - 7169 plus Nagpur Urban - 1585. the number of polling centres for them are 27 and 18 respectively.

The number of voters and number of polling booths for other districts are Bhandara - 4803 (14), Gondia - 1686 (9), Wardha - 2089 (12). The University has one college from Bhusawal in Jalgaon district, affiliated to it. the number of voters are only eight, who will caste their votes at one polling booth. A polling centre incharge has been deployed there, who will reach Nagpur by Duronto Express with the ballot box on Monday morning.

With the Election Officer Puranchandra Meshram, Deputy registrar Wasim Ahmad is the Assistant Election officer. the Nagpur city’s polling centres have been divided into four zones with four zonal chiefs Archana Bhoyar, Manish Zodape, Rajendra Utkhede and Dr Raman Madne. Dr Shrikant Komawar, Dr G S Khadekar and Dr C D Deshmukh will act as observers for the elections.The voters can see the names of the candidates, their enrolment number and the polling booth on the official portal of the University www.nagpuruniversity.org. the voters should carry identity proof - either of the election identity card, Aadhar card, driving licence, PAN card with photo etc.

Married women having enrolled with earlier name, should carry copy of the passport with the name of farther and mother, PAN card with father’s name, marriage certificate or notification published in the official gazzette or affidavit with photograph about change in the name.None of the voter will be allowed to carry mobile phone, tablet or any instrument of communication, inside the polling booth.

The voting is preferential voting and number 1, 2, 3... will have to be mentioned on the ballot paper using the blue ink pen only, available at the polling booths. The number of preference must be mentioned either in Marathi or English, but not in words or Roman numerical. Similarly same number cannot be mentioned against two persons in a ballot paper.Counting of votes will be held in the University administrative building, from 10 am on February 6. Wasim Ahmad and University PRO Shyam Dhond were also present at the press conference.