Srinagar, Jul 30 (UNI) Standing instructions have been issued to all District Election Officers (DEO) and Electoral Registration Officers (ERO) to delete the names of all dead people from the electoral rolls.
An official spokesman said the instructions were issued by the Deputy Chief Electoral Officer (Dy EO) after newspaper reports about inclusion of dead people in the voter lists of Bandipora district in north Kashmir.
He said all the DEOs and EROs of the districts concerned have been given standing instructions to intensively scrutinise the electoral rolls as part of the continuous updating of electoral rolls.
He clarified that as per the instructions of Election Commission of India, a Special Summary Revision of the electoral rolls was conducted in the state with reference to January 1, 2008 as the qualifying date.
He said during the Special Summary Revision 2008, in Bandipora district 14,310 new electors were included in the electoral rolls and 7,926 dead deleted from the electoral rolls.
He further stated that DEO Bandipora has been instructed to verify the allegation and take further necessary action as per the J &K Representation of Peoples Act 1957 read with J &K Registration of Electors Rules 1966.
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