DIMAPUR, April 6 - As part of the National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) programme 2016 and Systematic Voters� Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP), Nagaland Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Kumar held a meeting with various government associations in Kohima today.
Highlighting the importance of keeping the electoral rolls clean, Kumar urged all the government associations to play a pivotal role in the matter. Challenging the senior officers and representatives of various associations, he asked them to ascertain the malpractices in a more vigorous and aggressive manner so that the government employees do not have multiple entries. Participating in the discussion, Nagaland Civil Services Association president Kevin Zehol suggested that the Aadhaar card should be linked with electoral rolls in order to keep the electoral rolls clean and avoid duplication and other election malpractices.
All Nagaland School Teachers Association general secretary Visato Koso said sensitisation programme should begin at the grassroots level in the villages with the help of the youths.
Representatives from various associations spoke about the importance of Biometric system and said it would certainly eliminate the menace of proxy and multiple entries. At a meeting with tribal hohos on Tuesday, the CEO said the main focus of the meeting was to discuss and invite suggestions on how to have a clean electoral roll. He said unless the issue is not taken seriously there will be no clean election. Observing that the tribal hohos were the apex bodies in Naga society, he urged them to play a pivotal role in preparing an error-free electoral roll.