BLOs cannot take money in EVP: JCEO

IMPHAL, 11th Oct: Joint Chief Electoral Officer (JCEO), Manipur Ramananda Nongmeikapam has instructed Booth Level Officers (BLOs) not to take money from electors for making corrections, new enrolment and updating electors’ record during the ongoing Electors’ Verification Programme (EVP) which is being conducted all over the state.
In an instruction issued to election officers and electoral registration officers of all districts, the JCEO stated that CSCs should not take money from the electors except for some nominal fee.
Besides, application for making correction in the EPIC should be made available free of cost and new EPIC should be provided to the electors.
The order also instructed DEOs and EROs to issue strong advisory to all BLOs to refrain from taking money from the electors.

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