CEO appeals to state for more efforts into NERP campaign
Dimapur, June 27: The Election department of Nagaland has appealed to all the SVEEP-partner government departments, political parties, and nongovernmental organizations and institutions to exert greater efforts to see that the goals of the National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) are achieved as the date of conclusion of the NERP is in August this year.
The establishment of the Chief Electoral Officer of Nagaland issued a press release on Monday calling fro cooperation and heightened efforts from participants and stakeholders.
The Election Commission of lndia launched the National Electoral Roll Purification program for 2016 on March 1. The program is scheduled to be completed on August 31. The Election department that ‘purity’ of electoral process is directly dependant on the health of electoral rolls and the Election Commission has been endeavoring to improve its fidelity by focused efforts to increase the enrolment of all eligible citizens and remove multiple and ineligible entries and data errors by following laid down procedures.’
The exercises include correction of errors including repeat images which will also be corrected, missing photographs will be collected; poor quality of images will be replaced by good quality photographs.
Another thrust, the chief electoral officer stated, is identification and enrolment of persons with disabilities (PwDs) for which the designated district welfare officers and some child development project officers have been charged to take the lead with respective deputy commissioners or administrative officers such as the ADC and DEOs.
To facilitate the above program, the Election department stated, a special campaigns in respective polling station locations are scheduled on 9th July (2nd Saturday) and 23rd July (4th Saturday) 2016. In this connection, all eligible citizens are requested to visit the concerned polling stations on any of the campaign dates for necessary action.
Also the Election department commission solicits voluntary disclosure of their multiple entries in the E/Rolls, if any, for deletions. All such disclosures leading to deletions shall be given ‘Appreciation Certificates’ by the Election Commission. Vide sections 16, 17 and 20 of the Representation of the People Act 1950, it is mandatory for eligible citizen to register name only once in E/Roll in the place of residence. Similarly a businessman or a government employee has to register in place of business or posting place only.
The CEO of Nagaland also stated that the commission also gives special attention on identifying and registering persons with disabilities, service voters and marginalized sections like disadvantaged sections, migrant laborers and the youth.
To update E/Roll, one can contact concerned BLO, whose contact details can be obtained from the website of CEO, Nagaland and for any other guidelines or log on to: email@example.com or eci.nic.in or call on toll-free No. 1950 during office working hours for information.
The election department has made this appeal to all the SVEEP-partner government departments, political parties, nongovernmental organizations, church organizations, public sector undertakings, security forces, administrative heads and heads of departments, district election officers and associating officials such as ‘EROs, AEROs, Supervisors, BLOs,’ campus ambassadors, and VRECs: They are not only to bring the message to the notice of their employees working under them, but also ‘motivate them for necessary action so that the goals of the NERP exercises are achieved.”
The administrative heads and heads of departments are strongly requested to issue necessary orders directing all employees under them including subordinate offices in the districts to strictly comply the statutory requirement of registering names.
Other than the election machineries, all partner-government departments’ administrative heads and heads of departments, heads of educational institutes, nongovernmental organizations and public sector undertakings are requested to submit action-taken reports. The reports are to include suggestions, if any, in connection with the NERP and SVEEP activities at earliest. The reports would be submitted as a consolidated report to the Election Commission of India, the election department stated.
The Election Commission of India launched the program in collaboration with C-DAC under the mission mode project for authenticating, purifying and linking Aadhaar with the electoral Roll. The objective is to make electoral roll cent percent error free and multiple entries free. The objectives of the programme are:
• Linking and authentication of electors’ EPIC data with Aadhaar of UIDAI
• Voluntary disclosure of multiple entries in electoral roll
• Correction of errors in electoral roll
• Improvement of image quality of photograph of the elector in electoral data.