Five squads to monitor poll code adherence

Five squads to monitor poll code adherence

Caste certificates in demand as last date for filing nomination nears

Apart from the teams, district-level nodal officers too have been appointed for supervision.

The Block Education Officers of respective taluks will head the teams which comprises a revenue inspector, a village accountant and a police personnel. All the members will discharge their duties either jointly or separately. The Police department has deputed additional personnel to Kolar and Srinivaspur taluks.

Head Constables too have been deputed to Malur and Mulbagal tauks. A sub inspector has specially been appointed to Bangarpet.

The taluk-wise details of the teams and the cellphone numbers of the members are given  below. Public can call the following numbers to give information on any violation of model code of conduct.

Caste certificate

There has been a surge in the demand for caste certificate as the last date for filing nominations to Gram Panchayat polls is nearing. Poll candidates were seen waiting at the Tahsildar’s office since morning to obtain the caste certificate.

“I have been waiting since 9 in the morning. There are no officials in the taluk office. The Revenue inspector has been drafted for election duty and there is none to give information on the alternative solution,” complained Muniyappa, an aspirant for Jannaghatta Gram Panchayat posts.

He said the candidates were running from pillar to post to obtain caste certificates. With barely few days for the deadline to submit nominations, the Tahasildar should make some alternative arrangements. Several people from nearing villages returned empty handed after waiting for hours together, he said.