Electoral officers team led by Telangana CEO visits Bengaluru to study poll practices
A team of six electoral officers, led by Telangana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Vikas Raj visited Bengaluru to study various best practices adopted by the election officials of Karnataka in the recently concluded Assembly elections.
The CEO office in a statement said the team had extensive discussions with the officials of the Karnataka CEO Office and officials of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) on various aspects. They include the purification of electoral rolls with a specific focus on metropolitan areas, training to officials on various poll duties, strict implementation of Model Code of Conduct, handling of complaints, efforts made to improve poll percentage, and other SVEEP initiatives. The officials also discussed the usage of various IT applications during the process of elections.
The team also interacted with officials of enforcement agencies like Police, Excise, and Indirect Taxes, about legal provisions used and operational measures undertaken to prevent the distribution of cash, freebies, and liquor, to ensure the conduct of free and fair elections. Additional CEO Lokesh Kumar, GHMC Commissioner Ronald Rose, and Joint CEO Sarfaraz Ahmad were among the team.