Delhi Cong says process of getting election ID card not satisfacto

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New Delhi, June 18 (UNI) The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee today said the process of getting the election ID card was not satisfactory and beset with many problems which should be resolved to ensure that every voter should get a photo identity card.

A DPCC delagation, lead by its president Jai Prakash Aggarwal met Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi Satbir Silas Bedi and apprised her of the problems being faced by the voters in getting the election identity cards.

Talking to reporters, Mr Agarwal said the delegation brought to the notice of the Chief Electoral Officer that the booth-level officers, entrusted with the job of getting the voter identity card made, were not in sufficient numbers in many Assembly constituencies and the officers also did not have relevant information about the voter I-card making process, which was leading to a lot of confusion and uncertainty.

Mr Agarwal, who was accompanied by DPCC general secretaries Suresh Malik, Rajender Malik, Mahmood Zia, Chattar Singh and Sanjay Puri, also requested Ms Bedi to extend the last date of getting the ID card as a large number of voters have not been able to get their ID cards due to heavy rush in the centres where voter ID cards are being made.

Mr Agarwal impressed upon the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer to take appropriate steps so that the process of making the voter ID cards could be quickened and ensure that every voter was in possession of a photo identity card well before the Assembly elections in Delhi later this year.

Mr Agarwal said the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi patiently heard the demands of the DPCC delegation and assured that every effort would be made to smoothen out things so that the voters were not inconvenienced in getting their ID cards. Ms Bedi assured the DPCC delegation that no identity proof would be sought from the voters though they would have to produce two colour photographs for the ID cards in person. She informed the delegation that block level officers have been appointed to sort out people's complaints and those who have no photo ID cards would be provided witness forms to complete the formalities.

The Electoral Officer also informed the delegation that in those Assembly constituencies where the last date for making the ID cards was over, the process would be completed in the main centres.

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