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Expenditure Observer Baramulla PC reviews preparations in Budgam

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BUDGAM: Expenditure Observer for Baramulla Parliamentary Constituency, Sita Ram Meena today reviewed preparations for the ensuing Lok Sabha Elections in Budgam.

In this regard, the Election Expenditure Observer chaired a meeting of officers at Conference Hall, Budgam. District Election Officer (DEO), Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Akshay Labroo and SSP Budgam, Nikhil Borkar were also present in the meeting.

At the outset, the Election Expenditure Observer held interaction with the District Expenditure Monitoring Team, all AROs and Nodal Officers.

He emphasized that all accounts be monitored strictly and ensure only valid expenditures are made and no illegal means are used to influence or induce voters by any contesting candidate or the party.

The Bankers were advised to ensure ECI guidelines are adhered to strictly and proper monitoring and seizures are carried out against suspicious transactions or cash movement.

The Election Expenditure Observer called for proper maintenance of expenditure records, truthful accounts, facilitation of candidates, legal expenditure within the permissible limit and expenditure booking by the contesting candidates per the ECI guidelines.

While briefing the chair, the DEO Budgam deliberated upon the overall preparations to ensure a level playing field for all stakeholders to ensure free, fair and smooth conduct of elections in the district.

He said that all ECI guidelines shall be implemented in letter and spirit in the district and all efforts are made to ensure high voter turnout in the district.

The DEO also briefed the Expenditure Observer about the functioning of MCMC, monitoring all media platforms in double shift in the district, deployment of SST, FST, VVT and teams, arrangements for senior citizens, PWDs, minority and Migrant voters in the district.

SSP Budgam briefed the chair on overall security arrangements being put up for the smooth conduct of elections in the district.

Nodal Officer Election Expenditure Monitoring, Budgam, Showkat Ali Rather through a PowerPoint presentation, presented the district profile and deliberated on overall preparations.

All AROs, Nodal Officers and other concerned officers also attended the meeting.

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