Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Goel takes stock of election expenditure monitoring mechanism

Dimapur, April 1: Special Expenditure Observer for Nagaland, D D Goel arrived in the State today.
He held meetings with the CEO Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha; Commissioner & RO Nagaland, M. Patton; Expenditure Observers and others at Hotel Japfü, Kohima to take stock of the election expenditure monitoring mechanism in the run up to the ensuing Lok Sabha elections in Nagaland.
The Observer highlighted the ECI’s guidelines regarding expenditure and also elicited status reports from all the election related officials and the other Expenditure Observers.
The Observer was keen to understand the major components of inducement of voters and reviewed the status of seizures (cash, liquor etc). He was briefed by the CEO, the state police nodal officer and the Expenditure Observers present.
In this connection, the Observer also proposed to examine the market and find out if there has been any sudden spurt in the sale and purchase of any particular item that could have a bearing on the ensuing elections.
He also underscored the importance and effectiveness of the c-Vigil App in curbing and addressing election expenditure violations by Candidates and Political Parties for inducement of voters. Accordingly, he impressed upon the State election machinery to enhance publicity of the c-Vigil App through various media especially the daily newspapers. (Page News Service)