Meeting held with the representatives from various political parties
Chandigarh, 13th March, 2019: A meeting was held today under the chairmanship of Chief Electoral Officer, Sh. Ajoy Kumar Sinha with the representatives from various political parties.
In the meeting, Sh. Sinha emphasized on strict adhere to the guidelines of Model Code of Conduct, limitation on expenditure to be made by each party/candidate during election campaign, complete lodging of election expenses by the candidate, abstaining from corrupt & illegal practices during electioneering, filing of online as well as manual nomination of candidates, permissions to be sought through Suvidha App, and imparting proper training programme to all political parties for effective use of the newly launched applications.
Further to this, it was also intimidated that a special RO Cell has also been set up at the Deputy Commissioner's office in sector-17, Chandigarh for the convenience of political parties to making the election process smooth and transparent. To assist the voters, a helpline number 1950 is also functional. With this toll free number, voters can seek information regarding voter identity card, BLO and polling booth.
Among others present during the meeting were Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, Additional Chief Electoral Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner, U.T. Chandigarh, Sh. Arjun Sharma, IAS, Joint C.E.O-cum-SDM(East), Sh. Saurabh Mishra, IAS, SDM (South), Sh. Jagjit Singh, PCS, Deputy C.E.O and other officials of Election Department.