Officials asked to strictly enforce model code of conduct

For the first time in the district web-casting will be provided in every polling station during the by-election to the Payakaraopeta Assembly segment to be held on June 12, Collector and District Election Officer Lav Agarwal said during a review meeting with officials here on Thursday.

He wanted the officials to strictly enforce the model code of conduct for the elections, which came into force from April 24, till the election process was completed.

Daily reports must be sent to the district headquarters and all the concerned must ensure a free and fair election and no reason for criticism should be allowed, the Collector said.

The four mandals of Kotavuratla, Payakaraopeta, Nakkapalli, and S. Rayavaram falling under the Payakaraopeta Assembly segment, have been divided into 24 zones and a senior officer has been appointed zonal officer for each Zone.

A senior Deputy Collector will monitor the implementation the election code in each mandal. The officials were asked to visit the polling stations allotted to them and submit a report on Friday.

RO appointed

Special Deputy Collector (Simhachalam Devesthanam) Dayanidhi has been appointed Returning Officer for the by-poll.

The election material distribution centre will be set up at the Tahsildar's office at Nakkapalli and reception centre at the Dr. L. Bullayya College here.

Mr. Dayanidhi and Revenue Divisional Officer of Narsipatnam Kurmanadh explained the duties of Zonal Officers.

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