New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday appointed serving IRS officer Suresh Kumar (1988-batch) as Special Expenditure Observer for the Sikkim by-polls scheduled to be held on October 21.
In Sikkim, by-polls will be held in Poklok-Kamrang, Martam-Rumtek and Gangtok Assembly seats
The Election Commission of India appointed the officer exercising the powers conferred on it under Article 324 of the Constitution and Section 20B of The Representation of the People Act, 1951. Kumar is presently posted as the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax (Central) in Ahmedabad, the ECI said.
The special observers will be supervising and monitoring the work being done by the electoral machinery and ensure that stringent and effective enforcement action is undertaken based on intelligence inputs and complaints received via C-VIGIL, Voter Helpline 1950 apps against the persons or entities trying to induce the voters by distributing cash, liquor and freebies, the ECI said. (IANS)