West Siang District
|1.||Saturday, 4th May||Training for Presiding, Polling Officers Held|
|2.||Friday , 3rd May||SP Holds Pre-poll Meet with Contesting Candidates|
|3.||Friday, 27th April||DC for Welfare and Safety Measure in Govt. Offices|
|4.||Thrusday, 26th April||DEO Holds Meet With Wine Shop and Hotel Owners:|
|5.||Thrusday, 25th April||DEO Promulgates Strict Order on Defacement of Public Property|
The election training for more than four hundred Presiding, Polling officers and Attendants for Aalo West and East gets underway at Govt. H.S. school auditorium today.
Personally supervising the training, the West Siang DEO Shri M.K. Sahoo asked all officials nominated for election to discharge their duties in a responsive manner for successful and free and fair election. Election process is a sensitive issue and need careful handling as small mistake committed may lead to restart of the entire process. All officials engaged in election duties are direct representatives of the State Election Commission and the Presiding Officers have been given enormous power during the time of election and success of the election largely depend on their wisdom and knowledge. They should act as per the manual of Presiding Officers handbook and discharge their duties without any fear or favour, he said.
The District Panchayat Development Officer Shri Moki Loyi highlighted the main objective behind conducting the training. He disclosed that list of the officials to be engaged in 52 Polling Stations under Aalo East and West have been finalized and no request for exemption from duty will be entertained. The names of the officials engaged in duties polling station wise and movement plan will soon be circulated to everyone. The Master Trainer, Shri Henrik Basar HDO dwelt at length on do and donts, operation of Ballot Box, Sealing, maintenance of Presiding Officers Diary etc. through lecture and power point presentation. The ROs, AEROs of Aalo East and West were present.
The West Siang Superintendent of Police S.C Yadav, Town Magistrate Shri Tumge Loya and Dy. SP A. Boruah took an elaborate pre-poll meet with the contesting candidates for free and fair Panchayat election at Gumin Kiin today.
Addressing the gathering, the SP said that the meet has been convened to build up mutual trust and coordination among the police, administration and panchayat leaders for a peaceful panchayat poll and police will discharge its duties on its merit without any fear and favour to any political party. He appealed the panchayat leaders to act as role model to take their supporters towards positive direction without giving any scope for law and order problem and urged them to abide by the various provisions under the model code of conduct circulated to them from time to time.
Participating the discussion, the Town Magistrate Shri Tumge Loya said that a congenial society cannot be thought of without administration and proper policing. The growing problems within the township is a cause of concern for all of us and both the wings have to act tough to contain the growing bad elements and this can be possible with the cooperation and support of the people. Intensive checking and night patrolling is being launched and appealed the people to bear with any inconveniences as everything will be done for the larger interest of the citizen, he said.
The Dy. Superintendent of police A. Boruah gave a detail briefing on the election code of conduct and appealed everyone to work within the framework of the law. Policing is always meant for the welfare of the people and law abiding people should always cooperate them. He expressed his anguish for not complying with the order for deposit of arm which has led to shooting a brother by the brother at Rigo village. Stern action will be taken for such incident, he said.
April 27 : DC for Welfare and Safety Measure in Govt. Offices.
In a series of circulars issued to all Government offices, the West Siang Deputy Commissioner Shri M. K. Sahoo has asked all offices of the district to display Citizens Charter in English and Hindi Language in front of their respective offices providing information to general public as well as to make the service delivery system more transparent and accountable. Similarly a board displaying the details of the PIO with respect to Right to Information Act 2005 should also be placed in a conspicuous place of the office premises. The DC has also requested all HODs to make a routine procedure of sending each and every information to DIO, NIC Aalo on every Friday for updating the official website of the district for information of general public.
As a precautionary measure all government offices must be provided with Fire Extinguishers and sensitize about its use among office staffs. First Aid Box should also be installed in govt. offices in consultation with District Medical Officer. The DC has also asked all offices to maintain cleanliness in every office and asked to dispose off unserviceable items that are found scattered in the office premises and special attention must be given to toilet blocks, gallery, visitors rooms and other space in their respective offices. The DC has obtained compliance reports from all offices within a week time..
April 26 : DEO Holds Meet With Wine Shop and Hotel Owners:
As a part of exercise to contain law and order before the ensuing Panchayat election, the District Magistrate cum DEO, Shri M. K. Sahoo called a meeting with Hotel Owners, Wine Shop whole sellers and retailers, at Conference Hall of DCs Office on 25th April last. Briefing the provisions under election code of conduct, the DEO appealed the hoteliers and wine shops dealers to cooperate the administration and police in regulating the time and sale of wines and routine checking of all hotels to contain any unwanted elements that may take refuge to disrupt the election procedure. The DEO insisted on closure of all wine shops in time; discourage bulk purchase sticking to Govt. prescribed norm on quantity sale of six bottles of hard drink and one case of beer to each buyer, sale of any kind of alcohol to minor and strict observance of dry days as regulated by the authority. All hotel owners have been asked to make entry of guests with proper identity proof and install CCTV at their business location wherever possible and this will help the police immensely to contain present day crimes. The recent raids carried out at different locations have revealed unhealthy signs that may send wrong signal to our society, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, the Superintendent of Police Shri S.C Yadav disclosed that misguided youth under the influence of alcohol may create crime and nuisances and all of us are affected. The forces in the district are limited and they likely to be engaged in multiple natures of duties and people should cooperate the police to crack all unwanted elements. Laws are equal to all and police force will be working within the ambit of law and any unpleasant reaction may be reported to him, he said while responding to few problems raised by the
hotel owners Shri Kenge Jini and Lido Bagra. The DEO and SP also assured to check the commercial outlets of liquor without any valid license and sought the cooperation of all to tackle such menaces.
April 25 : DEO Promulgates Strict Order on Defacement of Public
The DEO West Siang Shri M.K Sahoo issued a strict order to defacement like wall writing, pasting of Posters/papers or defacement in any other form, or erecting/displaying of cutouts, hoardings, banners flags etc. shall not be permitted on any Government premise including civil structures herein.
In the case of Halls/Auditoriums/Meeting venues owned/controlled by the Government/ local authorities/ PSUs/Cooperatives, if the law/guidelines governing their use do not preclude political meetings therein, there is no objection to it. It shall be ensured that the allocation is done on equitable basis and that there is no monopolization by any political party or candidates. In such venues displaying of banners, buntings, flags, cut-outs, may be permitted during the period of meeting subject to any restriction under the law/guidelines in force. Such banners, flags, etc. shall be got removed by the party/individual who used the premises immediately after conclusion of the meeting, and in any case within a reasonable period after the meeting is over. Permanent/ semi-permanent defacement such as wall writing/pasting of posters etc. shall not be permitted in such premises.
In any political party/candidate/person indulges in defacement of any property in violation of the local law, if any, or the above instruction, the Returning Officer/District Election Officer shall issue notice to the offender for removing the defacement forthwith. If the political party/association/candidate/person does not respond promptly, the district authorities may take action to remove the defacement, and the expenses uncured in the process shall be recovered from the political party/association/candidate/person responsible for the defacement. Further, the amount also shall be added to the election expenditure of the candidate concerned, and action shall be initiated to prosecute the offender under the provisions of relevant law( under the law relating to prevention of defacement, if any, or under the provisions of general law for causing willful damage to the property of other).
In private vehicle, subject to the provisions of the Motor Vehicle Act, Rules there under and subject to court orders in force, if any, flags and stickers may be put on the vehicle by the owner of the vehicle on his own volition, in such a manner that they do not cause any inconvenience or distraction to other road user.
On commercial vehicle, display of any flag sticker etc. shall not be permitted, unless such vehicle is a vehicle validly used for election campaign after obtaining the requisite permit from the District Election Officer/ Returning Officer and the display thereof in original on the wind screen.External modification of vehicle including fitting of loudspeaker thereon, would be subject to the provisions of Motor Vehicle Act/Rules and any other Local Act/Rules Vehicle with modifications and special campaign vehicle like Video Rath etc. can be used only
obtaining the requisite permission from the competent authorities under the Motor Vehicle Act.