No fake names in voters’ list: CEC Rawat

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Apr 2018 10:11:29



Staff Reporter

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O P Rawat rejected the charge that voters’ list of Madhya Pradesh contains bogus and fake names of voters. He rather said that these are those names which came in the form of absent, transferred, dead or double entry during the recently concluded summary revision exercise.Rawat was addressing Electoral Registration officers’ meeting convened in connection with accuracy in voters’ list at Chief Electoral Office in State capital on Tuesday. He informed that through the medium of software ERO, developed by Election Commission, work of correcting voters’ list is being done. He also told that shortly technical shortcomings coming to fore in operation of ERO Net will be rectified. If any kind of problem surfaces in this regard then collector can directly contact to commission.

He said much before upcoming Assembly elections, voters’ list would be made accurate, fair and transparent. Whatever problems are coming in ERO Net they would be rectified in current month. He urged election officials to work with honesty and dedication so that there should not be any room for mistakes. He urged them not to allow any tactic to become successful which can influence the election. He also suggested them to avoid those persons who can influence the election. In execution of election process, utmost alertness should be exercised. Apart from this, election preparations should be done in planned manner.He told that in summary revision exercise which was conducted till January 15, as many as 3,83,203 names were found ineligible due to factors of absenteeism, transfer, dead or double entry. As work of updating voters’ list is a continuous process hence after special campaign from March 15 till April 7, names of 6,73,884 voters were founded as absent, transferred, dead or double entry. Hence, such names would be removed as per norms.

He emphasised that more names of women should be added into voters’ list. He also gave his consent for special summary revision of voter list before August-September.
On this occasion, Chief Electoral Officer Saleena Singh, Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena, State Electronics Development Corporation’s Managing Director Manu Shrivastava, Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sandeep Yadav and Commissioner Ajatshatru were also present. Sandeep Saxena informed that ERO Net’s new version would be launched on April 19. This will ward off many kinds of short comings. He said voter list work of Madhya Pradesh is being done with utmost alertness. Saleena Singh spoke about the problems faced by officers in operation of ERO Net and stressed on the need of arrangement under which various kinds of mistakes like multiple entries could be solved immediately. She informed that work of removing ineligible voters’ from voter list is being done at war level. Joint Chief Electoral Officer S S Bansal was also present in meeting.