State Election Commission V. Nagi Reddy asked officials allotted poll duties for GHMC Elections 2016 to be people’s voice, and encourage electors to exercise their franchise. He said it in training conducted for returning and assistant returning officers.
Press Release: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)
Sri V. Nagi Reddy, State Election Commission, (SEC), Commissioner, Government of Telangana said that the staff drafted for poll duties make this GHMC Elections 2016 as a people’s voice and all efforts should be made to encourage the electors to exercise their franchaise so that the good people are elected who can strive for the overall development of the City in the ensuing GHMC Elections. He further stated that GHMC plays a very vital role in the developmental activities as it represents one third of the entire Telangana State.
The State Election Commissioner while participating in the training programme conducted for the Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers / Zonal Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and senior officials of the GHMC interacting with the officials who are going to perform their responsible duties for the ensuing elections the Commissioner said that one must be well acquinted with each other officers and must know their officers under whom they are working to have proper coordination and work together closely for the coming two months while performing the election duty with moral responsibility to derive better results.
The State Election Commissioner said that in the year 1980’s where there were no Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and the counting was to be take 20 to 30 hours whole day and night with more problamatic issues but as on today with the help of EVMs its very easy to take up the counting task with proper manner to have a free and fair poll. He desired that everyone should work with equal enthusiasam with which the task can be very easy, he added.
Dr. B. Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner & Special Officer, GHMC said that he has taken charge as Commissioner & S.O and its almost one month and the right from assuming charge as per the Hon’ble High Court orders the task of conducting GHMC Elections is on priority and he is constantly interacting and involving with each and every officer to work together for which daily two cell conferences are being conducted in morning and evening to have a clarity to take up the works with phased manner.
The Commissioner & S.O said that in the yester years the Returning Officers were used to be incharge 2 to 3 wards but keeping in view of the importance of the Election process and as per the directions of the Election Commission one Returning Officers was appointed to look after one ward only.
In this contest the Commissioner & S.O desired that every officer must be punctual in time and feel the responsibility while performing the duties to conduct the elections in a free and fair manner. He further said that regularly interacting with the officials with regard to various meetings helping to get closure with the officials so that coordination among the officials will lead them to work with more enthusiasam and also encouragement to get the work done in a stipulated time.
The Commissioner & S.O said that though many officers may have worked in the elections in the past inspite of that one must be very clear and if any problems are being faced they have to share their views, ideas etc., if any with the officers concerned so that the problems can be solved at the earliest and the work can be done in a very smoother way.
Sri Ashok, Secretary, Telangana State Election Commission has given a Power Point Presentation about the role of the Returning and Assistant Returning Officers and explained about all the works to be taken up right from the day of the nominations to that of counting that also declaring the seat and also briefed them about the role to play to conduct the elections in a very fair manner withut giving any scope of problems etc., while performing their duties in the ensuring elections.
Earlier Surendra Mohan, IAS, Additional Commissioner (Elections) has welcomed the Chief Guest and the gathering and briefed about the role of the Returning and Assistant Returning Officers to play for the ensuing general elections and further stated that already one training class has been taken up for the ROs and AROs and this is the second training class which is being organised where the SEC would brief the ROs and AROs for the role to play.
Zonal Commissioners, Ms. Harichandana Dasari, Sri Gourav Uppal, Sri Gangadhar Reddy, Sri Srinivas Reddy, Sri C.N. Raghu Prasad, Additional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and senior officials from Engineering, Town Planning, Health wings have participated in the training programme today at JNTU Fine Arts, Masab Tank, Hyderabad.