ANANTNAG, NOV 30: Commissioner Secretary Revenue Department, Shahid today convened a meeting at Dak Bungalow, Khannabal to review the progress of the special summary revision of electoral rolls.
Inayatullah, who is also Electoral Roll Observer for Anantnag was briefed by District Election Officer, Mohammad Younis Malik in detail about account of the status of claims and objections, updation of the database and the EPIC status, registration through ERONET and other details.
It was given out that 6 EROs and 12 AEROs have been appointed for the special summary revision of electoral rolls. Detailing further, the DEO said that 510282 electors have been registered against the population of 1078692 of Census 2011.
As many as 10718 voters are falling in the age bracket of 18-19 years, while as 8121 voters are above 80 years of AGE. Besides, it was said that the draft electoral roll has the gender elector ratio of 938 against 927 of 2011 Census.
So far, under Form-6, an addition of 6444 has been made while as under Form-7, 3668 are the deletions. 2849 corrections have been made under Form 8 while, a migration of 277 has been registered under Form-8A by 29th of November, 2017, the meeting was told.
The DEO said that 121 duplications were detected by the software and 9 have been deleted following the field verification.”
He said that 13572 claims have been received so far, out of which 8641 have been verified and accepted and 50 claims have been rejected. Still, 2317 claims are under process for which 780 BLOs are on the job to verify them.
Regarding EPIC coverage, the meeting was informed that the district has registered 95.58% electors under EPIC. The DEO said that thrust is being laid on coverage of nomadic and migrant voters, which have been left out so far. The DEO said that 656 booth level officers were given training regarding the use of Election Commission of India launched ERONET application.
With respect to registering the voters of 18-19 years of age, the Commissioner Secretary asked the Chief Education Officer to ensure the 100% registration of the new voters by involving the heads of the educational institutions in the SVEEP activity. He also directed the AEROs to ensure the door-to-door survey besides, mass awareness of the public about the significance of registration process.
The Roll Observer hailed the efforts put in by the election machinery of the district in uploading the data on ERONET. Besides, he expressed satisfaction over the establishment of call centre at the district headquarter which can be contacted on toll-free No: 18001807054.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, ACR, SDMs of Pahalgam, Bijbehara, Kokernag and Dooru, Chief Education Officer, Deputy DEO, District Informatics Officer and all Tehsildars of the district.