HAILAKANDI, Oct 24 - The Divisional Commissioner, Hills and Barak Valley Division Dr Anwaruddin Choudhury is on a three-day visit to oversee the special summary revision of electoral rolls and NRC updation exercise under way in Hailakandi district.
The process began with handing over of the published draft electoral rolls to representatives of political parties and will end with publication of the final revised electoral roll on January 20, 2017.
Choudhury held a meeting with the Booth Level Officers (BLOs) and Booth Level Agents (BLAs) of political parties in connection with special summary revision of electoral rolls at Bahadurpur ME Madrassa School on Sunday. The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ruth Lienthang, Circle Officer, Sarfaraz Haque, Inspector of Schools, Dhrubajyoti Hatibaruah and other senior officials were present. It may be mentioned here that October 23 was one of the special campaign dates with BLOs and BLAs of political parties, the other being November 13.
People will have the opportunity to go through the draft rolls in their respective polling stations and will be able to file claims and objections from October 14 to November 15 by bringing to the notice of the respective booth level officers, if any, correction or deficiencies therein, Choudhury said. Objections received will be disposed of by December 15, Choudhury said adding the final revised list will be published on January 20, 2017.
The Divisional Commissioner asserted that BLAs of political parties have a major role to play in ensuring that the voters list is clean and flawless.
All those who attain the age of 18 are eligible to register their names in the electoral rolls and for this awareness campaign to sensitise the youths has to be carried out in higher secondary schools and colleges, he said.
People can also get their names corrected if they are wrongly spelt or printed by submitting form 8 and other forms for a host of corrections approved by the Election Commission of India, he added.
Choudhury said specific instructions have been given to the BLOs to be present at their designated booths during the process and facilitate in the clean up process of the rolls.
The Divisional Commissioner also reviewed the progress of the NRC updation exercise in Hailakandi district at a high-level meeting with the Deputy Commissioner Moloy Bora, MP Karimganj, MLAs and senior officials at Circuit House.
Choudhury stressed on the need to expedite the process of NRC updation exercise by strictly adhering to the parameters and timeframes. He also sought the cooperation of all concerned including the media to ensure that no genuine citizen is left out of the electoral rolls and not a single foreigner is enrolled. All the modalities set up by the Supreme Court together with a �humane approach� is the right way in ensuring a �correct and flawless� NRC, he said adding that efforts must be made to allay fears of certain sections of the people centering on NRC.
The Divisional Commissioner also discussed threadbare the ongoing special summary revision of electoral rolls.