Kupwara : The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Ms. Ayushi Sudan who is also District Panchayat Election Officer, on Saturday, chaired a Meeting-Cum-Training Session at Town Hall Kupwara to review the Revision of Panchayat Electoral Roll with reference to 01-01-24 as the qualifying date.
Meeting was attended by EROs, AEROs and PEBOs of the district to discuss various modalities for revision of Panchayt Electoral rolls.
The Deputy Commissioner on the occasion instructed PEBOs to work dedicatedly and give full attention to revision of Panchayat electoral roll so that the gap between assembly electoral roll and Panchayat electoral roll is done away.
DC directed the participants to expedite the process of SSR of Panchayat Electoral Rolls with full efficiency and 100% accuracy. She said that laxity of any kind will not be tolerated in this regard.
DC emphasized upon PEBOs to update the Panchayat voter lists as per the assembly voter lists and conduct door to door surveys and focus on the addition of more voters.
DC reiterated that it is a most important exercise to update the Panchayat voter lists and make them healthy and error free.
DC stressed upon the PEBOs to ensure EP (Electorate Population) ratio and gender ratio is improved and taken at par with national ratio.
DC further said that it should be ensured during the exercise that Youth, women, senior citizens especially with the age of 80 plus, PwDs (Persons with disabilities), transgenders and other vulnerable sections of the society are not left out.
DC asked the participants to share the list of old age voters (who are the age of 100 plus) with the Election Office so that they are honored.
DC directed AEROs and District Election Office to monitor the progress of PBLOs closely, on a daily basis and create a whatsapp group exclusively to monitor SSR of panchayat Electoral rolls.
On the occasion, ACR Kupwara, Irfan Bahadur urged the PEBO’s to take all the stakeholders on board by ensuring that no voter is left behind and bring Electorate Population Ratio at par with National ratio.
Dy. Election Officer, Kupwara, Mir Hamidullah, instructed the concerned to conduct revision strictly in accordance with the guidelines and complete the process within the given timelines. He also advised the PEBO’s to take help from assembly BLO’s in identifying voters who are enrolled in assembly roll but are not included in Panchayat roll.
ADC Handwara, Nazir Ahmad Mir, SDM Lolab, Ijaz Ahmad Bhat, District Panchayat Officer Kupwara, Abdul Rashid Ahangar, BDOs, Panchayt Secretaries and other concerned attended the meeting .
Later a training/orientation session on revision of Panchayat electoral rolls was conducted which was attended by all the PBLOs.