Election authorities issues show cause notices in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Feb 12 (UNI) The Election Department today issued show cause notices to two teachers and an official with the Sub-Divisional Office, (SDO), Nongstoin for failing to turn up for the training of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and other general procedures of election.

The show cause notices were issued to one Sainbor Blien, working under office of the SDO, Nongstoin, Assistant teacher Bronson Sangma of Sibsing Memorial Government Higher Secondary School and Hindi teacher GN Prasad of Mawlieh Government Upper Primary School.

In separate show cause notices issued to them, the West Khasi Hills District election officer said that as the trio did not attend the training on general procedures, legal aspect and also on the ways and means to handle the EVMs on January 23, the negligence tantamounts to breach of election duty which is punishable under section 136 of the representation of people act.

Meanwhile, the trio were asked to reply within three days of receiving the show casue as to why action should not be taken against them.

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