New Delhi : The Central Information Commission has directed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi to prepare a set of guidelines that need to be followed before deleting names from the voters’ list and inform the electors of the proposed deletion giving opportunity to present their case.

The commission directed the CEO to pay a compensation of Rs 10,000 to one Sumit whose name was deleted from the voters’ list without him being informed even though he did not change his residential address. He could not vote in the 2015 Assembly election here.

“The voter has a right to know, first that his name was deleted, then the reasons for the decision to delete his name from the voters’ list,” Information Commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu said.

He also directed the CEO office to carry out an inquiry into the matter.

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