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Pune: Push to include differently-abled voters


PUNE: Deepak Mhaisekar, the Pune divisional commissioner, on Thursday directed the entire election officials to be sure that no differently abled voter was once omitted from the polling process.

He advised them to test for such electorate and be sure that their polling sales space was once on the floor floor.


Addressing a meeting of representatives from the entire 5 districts within the Pune division, Mhaisekar mentioned booth-level officials should take particular care to find out lacking names of differently abled electorate. He mentioned in case some differently abled electorate had enrolled but their names weren't incorporated, they should be assured that their names could be incorporated within the electorate’ list when they submitted related paperwork.

“We have to be sure that if there's a voter with disability, we establish him/her and be sure that his/her polling sales space is on the floor floor. For this, right kind mapping should be accomplished,” he mentioned.

The divisional commissioner is also fascinated by ensuring that “marked electorate” or key personalities from the division recognized by way of each and every district have been assured of inclusion within the electorate’ list.


The chief electoral workplace revealed the up to date electorate’ list on January 31. The booth-level officials (BLOs) have been asked to ensure a clean electoral roll by way of checking the names in their list and be sure that there are no reproduction names or names of the deceased. New electorate have been advised to enrol until the Election Commission of India (ECI) introduced the closure of enrolment.


The divisional commissioner directed the officials to be sure that additions or deletions within the electorate’ list after January 31 had been incorporated within the final electorate’ roll.


Besides keeping extra bureaucracy at the entire workplaces and urging people to enrol online, the officers have been advised to achieve out to electorate through the local BLOs. Housing societies and schools would proceed to cooperate, Mhaisekar mentioned.


He mentioned the 1950 helpline carrier was once lively in the entire 5 districts. Voters can dial the helpline quantity for any question.


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