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CEC to launch special summary revision of electoral rolls | India News

NEW DELHI: Chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar will on Wednesday launch the particular abstract revision (SSR) of India’s electoral rolls just about January 1, 2023, from Pune, a metropolis that has recorded one of many lowest voter turnouts within the nation. Pune has consciously been chosen because the SSR launch venue to focus on EC’s renewed push to decreasing city voter apathy and youth apathy, for which it would even be coming into into memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with universities just like the Pune College and Symbiosis Worldwide in addition to corporates like Tech Mahindra.
As per phrases of those MoUs — earlier entered into by Gujarat chief electoral officer with a number of authorities our bodies, academic establishments, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries and its member corporates, and so forth — the signatories will conform to encourage their staff in addition to the latter’s members of the family to register as voters and vote on ballot day, perform voter consciousness actions and make sure that a paid break day is offered to the staff on ballot day to solid their vote. A nodal officer shall be appointed by the MoU companions to establish staff who took depart on previous polling days however didn’t vote. Whereas some had questioned an identical transfer in Gujarat, saying it was tantamount to interfering with the voter’s option to vote or not and even alleged “voter shaming”, EC has already clarified that the MoU has no provision to “identify and disgrace” however solely “encourage” the staff or college students to train their franchise.
Noticing excessive city apathy in Pune — which recorded simply 49.9% voter turnout in 2019 Lok Sabha ballot — the Fee has determined to create focused consciousness amongst voters, emphasise inclusivity in enrolment by participating with marginalised sections of the society as additionally interacting with voter consciousness fora.
With many citizens having linked their aadhaar quantity with electoral photograph id card (EPIC) quantity – in step with an electoral reform to this impact, authorised earlier this 12 months — there’s expectation that lakhs and crores of bogus and duplicate entries within the electoral rolls will probably be deleted as EC focuses on purity of rolls as a part of the most recent particular abstract revision train. An officer indicated that maybe for the primary time, the deletions might outnumber the brand new voters to be added to the rolls.
In late September 2022, SP chief and former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had alleged that 20,000 voters from the Yadav and Muslim neighborhood had been selectively dropped from the electoral rolls from nearly all of UP’s 403 meeting constituencies. EC had, taking severe be aware of the allegation, directed Akhilesh to submit proof to substantiate his cost by November 10. On the identical time, it underlined that the legislation doesn’t present for electoral rolls to be primarily based on caste or faith.
Kumar together with election commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey will on Wednesday launch a number of occasions in Pune — bicycle rally, exhibition on voter consciousness messages and a go to to the slums geared toward inclusion of marginalised sections of the society — to focus on EC’s give attention to purifying electoral rolls by removing bogus and duplicate entries and addressing city and younger voter apathy.
This 12 months the particular abstract revision of rolls with January 1, 2023 because the qualifying date will formally begin with publication of the draft electoral roll on November 9.

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