Ujjain: FLC of voting machines begins

FPJ News ServiceUpdated: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 05:28 AM IST
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Collector and district electoral officer Manish Singh inspected the ongoing work of first level checking (FLC) of voting machines at Ujjain Engineering College on Monday.  Newly delivered 245 Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and machines used in training and awareness sessions are under the FLC process. Inspections of total 550 machines comprising 245 VVPAT, 90 BU, 90 CU and 90 VVPAT began on Monday.

To maintain the transparency of the process recognised political parties candidates also participated with collector in the inspection. Additional collector Deepak Arya and deputy district electoral officer RP Verma were also present during inspection.

Voters awareness progs to be held at garba pandals
Nodal officer SVEEP informed that voter’s awareness programmes will be held at garba tents across the city on Tuesday and Wednesday. During the programme citizens will be motivated to participate in the assembly polls and use their voting rights. On Tuesday programme will be held at garba mandal dashera maidan, Laxmi Nagar and Tambaku Bazaar. On Wednesday awareness camps will be organised at Sharma Parisar and Desai Nagar.

Standing committee meeting today
Standing committee meeting will be held on Tuesday at Brihaspati Bhavan under the presidency of collector and district electoral officer Manish Singh. Representatives of political parties will be present in the meeting. Issues like use of private assets, rates of commodities to be used in electoral process by political parties, challenges and issues being faced by political parties after the imposition of MCC will be discussed. Superintendent of police, jila panchayat CEO, municipal commissioner and other officers will be participating in the meeting.

Ban on distribution of fuel in plastic cans, bottles
Collector Manish Singh issued orders to all the petrol pumps owners, under the Madhya Pradesh Motor Spirit and High-Speed Diesel Rules – 1980, to distribute petrol and diesel only via nozzle and fill it into the fuel tank of vehicles only. Actions under section 3/7 of Essential Commodities Act-1955 will be taken against the owner of pumps if distribution of petrol and diesel in plastic cans and bottles will be found. He also asked the pump owners to display notice on the pumps.

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