Briefing media about pre-poll arrangements by GHMC, State Election Commissioner said around 80,000 government employees and around 26,000 police officials are deployed for free & fair GHMC Elections.
Press Release, Hyderabad:
Sri. V. Nagi Reddy, Telangana State Election Commissioner, said that for the ensuing GHMC Elections around one lakh Government Officials including police personal have been deployed for the conduct of GHMC Elections in a free and fair poll.
Sri. V. Nagi Reddy, Telangana State Election Commissioner along with Sri.B.Janardhan Reddy, C&S.O. GHMC held an interaction with General and Expenditure Observers today. After the session the State Election Commissioner has interacted with the media persons and briefed to the media about the pre-poll arrangements which are being taken-up by GHMC Where around 80,000 Government employees and around 26,000 police officials for the conduct of GHMC Elections.
Sri. V. Nagi Reddy, Telangana State Election Commissioner, said after formation of Telangana State this sis the first time that the GHMC is conducting Elections and 1/3 of the state represents the GHMC and all elaborate arrangements were made for smooth conduct of elections. The Commissioner stated that usually the voting percent for the General Elections when compared to that of local bodies and the GHMC and the State Election Commission is trying its level best to increase the poll percentage by taking up special awareness campaign involving various organizations / Residential Wellfare Associations.
Sri. V. Nagi Reddy, Telangana State Election Commissioner, appealed the Citizens to come forward to cast their vote and also to verify their names in the Electoral rolls where the GHMC and State Election Commission have made arrangements duly providing them with a Web portal to know their names / polling stations / ward / circle further they can download the voter slip so that they can cast their vote without any inconvenience, he also appealed various political parties to play a vital role in making all the citizens to come forward to cast their franchise.
The State Election Commissioner appealed all the P.Os / APOs to attend the training classes immediately without fail failing which severe action will be initiated as per state Election Commission rules. He also stated that election related information can also be known through the State Election Commission. One General observer and one Expenditure observer have been appointed for each Division. From the last three months the officials have taken up various process of election like delimitation of wards, Electoral rolls, identifying polling stations etc.
The State Election Commissioner said that after issuing the reservations by the Government, a notification will be issued for the conduct of GHMC Elections to complete the entire processes of elections by 31st January, 2016.
The Commissioner GHMC Said that, so far the GHMC has verified 3,91,369 claims out which 2,90,942 have been processed and approved and remaining 46,612 have been rejected and still 54,365 claims have to be processed. The claims and enumeration will be done till before one week of announcement of GHMC election notification.
Sri. Surendra Mohan, IAS Addl. Commissioner Elections, Sri. Ashok Secretary Telangana State Election Commission, Zonal Commissioners and Senior officials of GHMC have participated in the meeting.