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DC allays NGOs fear

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

A Correspondent
SHILLONG, April 1: The East Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner (DC), Sanjay Goyal today said that hearing for corrections, modifications, deletions as well as inclusion of mes will be held at various locations in the blocks and rural areas in the various Assembly Constituencies in the district as done in the past.
Goyal also clarified that hearings are conducted by the ERO/AERO concerned who are State Government Officials performing their duties as per the relevant Acts and Rules, provisions and instructions of the Election Commission of India.
“The ERO/AERO has to satisfy himself/herself about the eligibility of the person before taking a fil decision after the hearing. Booth Level Officers (BLOs) have been appointed for every Polling Booth to conduct prelimiry enquiry on the spot and assist the ERO/AERO for the purpose of hearing,” the DC said.
According to Goyal, all the political parties have been contacted in the past and have been encouraged to appoint Booth Level Agents who can also help the EROs/AEROs in this exercise. Updating the electoral rolls is the part of the Continuous/Summary Revision mandated by the Election Commission of India, he added.

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