Avoid nefarious electoral practices: Arunachal CS Satya Gopal
Itanagar: Giving a clarion call to the people to exercise their voting rights without any inducement to make Arunachal Pradesh a model State, Chief Secretary Satya Gopal on Friday said that adult franchise is a constitutional right of India’s every citizen above 18-year of age.
Addressing a function here Gopal said that all should ensure to vote without being influenced by money politics, illegal and nefarious electoral practices nor allow any political party candidate to do so in tune with pledge taken today.
The State has a total of 7.94,182 voters he said adding, “Nirvachan Bhawan led by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Kaling Tayeng has initiated numerous steps to bring mass awareness about elections, including holding election school in every police station and voters’ awareness forum in every district besides launching toll free voter helpline and voter verification and information software.
“These steps aim at facilitating free, fair and neutral Assembly and Lok Sabha elections,” he reasoned.
Pointing out that procurement of materials and recruitments being the root cause of corruption, Gopal said that the State Government by launching the GEM portal for procurement of all goods and materials and creating service selection board (SSB) for recruitment on merit would root out all forms of corruption.
He said that the entire State for the first time has united against corruption at the initiative of the State Government.
Moreover, E-ILP, E-office, E-cabinet, Jeevan Praman portal, toll free CM helpline, CM dashboard and Arunachal Surakshya Mobile APP have been launched besides introducing all inclusive people-oriented making 2017-18 budget to achieve the goal of making a new Arunachal, he added.
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