1,900 locations identified for enrolling names

Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev on Friday declared that purification of the electoral rolls in the Capital was the prime concern of the election office and 13 lakh registrants have been expelled in the summary revision.

Mr. Dev said the Election Commission has started summary revision of electoral rolls and has provided the schedule for the revision of rolls.

For Delhi, this is a special drive for last summary revision before the Assembly elections to be held later this year.

The CEO said 1,900 locations have been identified for enrolling the names. School, college and NSS volunteers have been nominated as enrolment ambassadors for this mega exercise.

With gender ratio dropping to a frighteningly low 803 in Delhi, the CEO said female staff camps for women have also been organised.

“We have further focused to increase this ratio. In 2012, special camps were organised in schools and colleges where 8.18 lakh registrants were enrolled. Apart from this, more than 13 lakh registrants were expelled from the list due to the various reasons during the summary revision.’’

Mr. Dev said duplication in Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) has been discouraged and discarded and efforts have been made to ensure that no duplicate numbers existed in these.

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