Carelessness of Govt officers hits work of distt election office

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Sep 2018 11:38:26


 

By Ashish Rajput,


Validation and verification of incomplete or incorrect data provided by more than 500 Government departments proved a challenging task for the district election office to finalise deployment of officers and employees for electoral work

Lackadaisical working of Government officers and employees to evade their deployment in election duty doubled the trouble of District Election Office, Jabalpur. Validation and verification of incomplete or incorrect data provided by more than 500 Government departments proved a challenging task for the district election office to finalise deployment of officers and employees for electoral work.


Around 27,500 officers and employees of over 500 Government departments sent their details to National Informatics Centre (NIC), Jabalpur. Random checking of data revealed that around 3,000 entries of officers and employees were found wrong or mismatched. Surfacing of the fact of wrong data entry forced the District Election Officer to discard the declared election duty order and cancelled the scheduled training of election officers.


District Election Officer and District Magistrate, Chhavi Bharadwaj, while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, confirmed that the election duty order was cancelled due to some mistakes in the data of officers and employees. She termed it as careless working of District Information Officer (DIO) and National Informatics Centre (NIC) and assured that the fresh duty list will be declared by Thursday evening.
DEO, Bharadwaj informed that the training of election officers that was scheduled on October 1 has been cancelled and the same will be held on October 3. She said that, action will be taken against responsible officers for their carelessness.


On the other hand, NIC, Jabalpur, In-charge, Aashish Shukla informed that random checking of data provided by different Government departments confirmed that around 3,000 entries are mismatched. He said that, NIC has a responsibility of receiving data from different departments and providing the same to district administration. NIC has no specialisation or resources in verification and validation of data, but it is the responsibility of user departments to cross check the information provided by its officers and employees.


Sources alleged that, some of the officers and employees deliberately feed wrong details in the portal to avoid their deployment in election duty. Some officers mentioned themselves Group-D employee and some wrongly mentioned their gender and several contact numbers are mismatched.