Punjab

Jalandhar district administration to strictly enforce model code of conduct

S.K.Vyas | March 10, 2019 10:28 PM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer Jalandhar  Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police Mr Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Senior Superintendent of Police Mr Navjot Singh Mahal today said that the district administration would ensure strict enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) to ensure free, fair, transparent and peaceful polls during the upcoming general elections.

Presiding over a meeting to review the arrangements for election here today, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that with the announcement of the elections the Model Code of Conduct has come into force. They said that the administration was duty-bound to ensure that the Model Code of Conduct was implemented in true letter and spirit. They categorically said that any sort of violation of the Model Code of Conduct would invite stern action by the administration.

They said that to hold the elections peacefully several committees have been constituted at the district level.  They said that this includes the Screening Committee, Media Certification and Monitoring Committee, Vehicle Management teams, Expenditure Monitoring Committee, Model Code of Conduct Teams, Video Viewing Teams and Accounting teams. Likewise, they said that at the assembly segment level Flying Squad teams, Static Surveillance Teams, Video Viewing Teams, Accounting teams and others have been constituted to ensure strict implementation of the Model Code of Conduct.

They said that besides it the people could also lodge their complaints regarding the violation of the Model Code of Conduct through a number of initiatives launched by the Election Commission of India. They said that the Election Commission of India has introduced a cVigil app for effective implementation of the Model Code of Conduct as per which every election-related complaint within 100 minutes. They said that through this app prompt action would be taken against every complaint regarding the violation of Model Code.

They said that any individual could upload video clip or picture regarding the violation of Model Code of Conduct. They further said that in another unique initiative a toll-free number 1950 has been launched in the state for Information, Feedback, Suggestion and Complaint by people. They said that these revolutionary features would help in strengthening democracy at grass root level besides ensuring free, fair and transparent polls.

On the occasion Additional Deputy Commissioners Mr Kulwant Singh and  Jasbir Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police  PBS Parmar, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police  Sachin Gupta, Assistant Commissioner  Himanshu Jain, Joint Commissioner Municipal Corporation Aashika Jain, Sub Divisional Magistrates  Amit Kumar, Sanjiv Sharma, Ms Charumita and  Rajesh Sharma, Secretary RTA Dr Nayan Jassal, Revenue Officer  Aaditya Gupta and others were also present.

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