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Municipal & Panchayat Elections Govt. servants cautioned against involving in any election related activity

Port Blair ,

Following the practice of Parliamentary Elections, after the completion of scrutiny & withdrawal, list of contesting candidates for Municipal, Zilla Parishad and Panchayats are being uploaded in the website db.and.nic.in/stateelection/ the Director of Municipal & Panchayat Elections, A & N Administration for information to all regarding name of the candidates in English & Hindi. Accordingly the ballot papers will be published. The arrangements of the candidates on the ballot papers has be done as per the guidelines.

Accordingly, the list of validly nominated candidates have been prepared in Hindi and English and the names have been arranged in Hindi alphabetical order. These names will appear in the same order in the list of contesting candidates and also in the ballot papers. The arrangements of the names of the candidates has been determined in the alphabetical order, in the list of validly nominated candidates, the list of contesting candidates and also in ballot papers, on the basis of the first letter of his name irrespective of whether the name given was the proper name or surname. The initials, if any, prefixed to the name of the candidates has been ignored for the aforesaid purpose.

The Polling material required for North & Middle Andaman has been transported to the District. The Printing for ballot papers for all the constituencies is under progress. Meanwhile, the Director, Municipal & Panchayat Elections, A & N Islands has again cautioned all the Government Servants to not to involve in any activities of the political parties or others related to elections. If found, stringent action shall be initiated against them. Special teams have been constituted for the purpose. The Polling Personnel are informed that the form for Postal Ballots are available with the Returning Officers, Tehsildars & also uploaded in the website db.and.nic.in/ stateelection/.

It is also informed that facility of hands on training for Presiding Officers & Polling Personnel is available in the District Office. Those who have doubts can take the training form the assigned master trainers namely- Shri. M. Papa Rao, contact no. 9434263838, Shri. M. Kishore, contact no. 9476021775 & Shri. David Arul Raj, contract no. 9434278091.

Advisory has been issued to the contesting candidates for setting up of office and use of vehicles during electioneering. The team leaders of MCC teams have been issued directions for ensuring proper barricading and picketing of their concerned areas by police.

The teams constituted for preventing the violation of Modal Code of Conduct have been keeping constant vigil. As many as 73 defacements have been removed in North & Middle Andaman District and 462, as on 1st September 2015, in South Andaman District. The general public and others have been appealed to report any case of violation of Modal Code of Conduct to Election Cell on Ph. no. 03192-238881 and 03192-240127, a communication from the Additional District Magistrate, South Andaman said here today.