DIMAPUR, Jan 28 - Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Abhijit Sinha has asked all the departments of the state to withdraw any vehicle attached to ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, advisers and other political leaders immediately as the Model Code of Conduct has come into force from January 18.
Addressing a meeting of the AHODs and HODs at the Secretariat Conference Hall in Kohima, Sinha clarified that the ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, advisers etc. would be entitled to only the official vehicles allotted by the Transport department during the period for performance of their official duties which also should not be used for electioneering purposes.
The CEO said failure on the part of the concerned to return the vehicles should be brought to his notice for necessary action.
He also dwelled at length on the Model Code of Conduct for government servants.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health and Family Welfare has notified that all public health facilities of the Department are empanelled for providing cashless treatment to polling personnel/CAPF.
In an order, the department directed the personnel working in public health service to make arrangements for providing cashless treatment to the polling personnel during the poll and personnel of CAPF from the time they are inducted into the state for election duties till the de-induction (release from election duty) and to ensure provision of good quality treatment as well as cater to any kind of medical emergencies.