DC issues guidelines on poll code

Deputy Commissioner Naveen Raj Singh convened a meeting of taluk and zilla panchayat officials here on Tuesday and issued guidelines to authorities for the smooth conduct of the polls.

Singh said his office would issue the notification for the elections on Dec 13. The election process would end on Jan 5. The code of conduct has come into force from the day of declaration of elections from Dec 6. Hence, the officials should ensure that no political party or leaders violated the code of conduct, he said.

He also asked the administrative machinery to close all the government guest houses, inspection and travellers’ bunglow.

The village and taluk panchayat officials should submit the list of sensitive and hyper-sensitive booths in their limits at the earliest.


He informed the officials that EVM’s will be in use for the upcoming panchayat elections. The use of EVMs will help in providing speedy results on the counting day. The police should make for tight security on the election and the counting day, he said.

Singh asked the excise officers and the taluk level officials to keep a tab on the flow of liquor.

On the occasion, he directed the officials to complete the eviction of unauthorised or illegal places of worships in public places before Dec 10. Superintendent of Police Sharath Chandra, Additional DC Subrahmanyam, Additional SP Yallappa  others were present.

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