ECI holds meeting with Special Observers appointees for assembly elections

NEW DELHI: Election Commission of India (ECI) today briefed its special observers associated fo the scheduled Legislative Assembly in five states. The meeting was held in Nirvachan Sadan, New Delhi for the first time in the newly refurbished Sukumar Sen Hall dedicated to the memory of First Chief Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen.

Welcoming the newly appointed special observers, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora appreciates the Special Observers for playing very important role in the past elections and helping election commission for fulfilling the constitutional mandate of conducting free, fair, transparent, impartial and inducement-free Elections.

ECI, Sunil Arora emphasised on greater coordination amidst all Enforcement Agencies functioning on the ground. He further added that the Special Observers will have additional role in supervising deployment of forces and their randomisation for poll duties.

Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra drew their attention to Commission’s recent order with respect to webcasting of all vulnerable booths and emphasised on making our elections totally inducement-free. EC Rajiv Kumar said that the Commission is delighted to have associated with all upright and efficient senior officers in order to conduct elections in a free, fair, transparent and safe manner.