Guwahati, Jan 24: The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Assam, headed by Chief Electoral Officer, Nitin Khade, has been selected for the National Award for 'Best Electoral Practices Award, 2021' under the category of 'Best Performing State' for 'Election Management', said a press release issued by the Election Commission of India.
The selection is done based on the overall performance in various areas of election management during the Legislative Assembly Elections conducted in the State in 2021.
The Election Commission of India has declared the 'List of Awardees' for 'Best Electoral Practises, Award, 2021'
The awards will be given on the occasion of the upcoming National Voters' Day to be held on January 25, 2022. The ceremony will be held at Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi.
Apart from this under the Special Award Category, Inspector General of Police, Assam, Deepak Kumar Kedia, has been selected for 'Best Electoral Practices Award, 2021 for 'Security Management'. He was the Police Nodal Officer during the Assam Legislative Assembly Elections, 2021.
Additionally, then Deputy Commissioner, Goalpara and District Electoral Officer, Varnali Deka has been selected for the National Award, under the category of 'Best Electoral Practices Award, 2021' for 'Innovation Measures'.
The Deputy Commissioner, Cachar and District Electoral Officer, Silchar, Keerthi Jalli has been selected for the National Award, under the category of 'Best Electoral Practices Award, 2021' for 'Voter Awareness', the release added.
Furthermore, All India Radio (Regional News Unit) Guwahati, represented by News Editor, Manash Pratim Sharma has been selected for the National Media Award under the category of Electronic Media for 'Voter Awareness'.