Imphal, March 19,
The Election Expenditure and Monitoring Cell of the Imphal East district today conducted a meeting with nodal officers and their staff in relation to the ensuing 17th Lok Sabha Election.
The meeting was chaired by ECI Expenditure Observer (Innrer-Manipur) Shri Subodh Singh; Imphal East Deputy Commissioner Dr Rangitabali Waikhom; SP Shri Yogeshchandra Haobijam and other top administration and police officials.
It can be mentioned that the district administration has set up nine different teams under the Election Expenditure Monitoring Cell for the smooth conduct of the coming election. The teams/groups are Expenditure Observer (EO), Assistant Expenditure Observer (AEO), Video Surveillance Team (VST), Video Viewing Team (VVT), Flying Squad Team (FST), Static Surveillance Team (SST), Accounting Team (AT), Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC), AND Complaint Monitoring Control Room & Call Centre (CMCR & CC).
Shri Subodh Singh spoke in length about the duties and responsibilities that the officials assigned for election duty should carry out for the smooth conduct of the LS election. He instructed all not to run away from the duties given to them, and to report to the respective nodal officers if any suspicious activity is seen and found. The ECI Observer specifically instructed the MCMC team to be extremely detailed in monitoring the media activities, especially of paid news and misleading advertisements.
District SP Shri Yogeshchandra appealed all to stay alert while reporting liquor-related and cash-carrying activities, as these areas invited the maximum danger to the enforcers.
District Election Officer/ DC, Dr Rangitabali Waikhom requested maximum co-operation from the election officials and appealed to perform their best duties so that the district becomes an example for others to follow.
Later, District Nodal Officer of EEM (Election Expenditure Monitoring) Khumukcham Renuka presented a detailed slide-slow presentation of the various preparations being taken up by the team of the district administration. She also appealed all, including the public, to report any mishaps and suspected cases to the District Control Room No. 1950
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