Govt asks Admin Secretaries, Div Coms, DCs to comply with ECI instructions strictly
Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir is set to celebrate National Voters’ Day on January 25, 2023, the government impressed has upon all Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Heads of the Departments, Managing Directors of all PSUs and Corporations to strictly comply with the instructions of the Election Commission of India.
A circular issued by the government under number 04-JK(GAD) of 2023, dated 20-01-2023, reads that the National Voters’ Day is being celebrated across the country on 25th January, 2023, with the theme of “Nothing like voting, I vote for sure.”
In order to ensure befitting celebrations across the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission of India has desired that necessary instructions be issued to Schools and Educational Institutions for organizing events like debates, discussions, competitions (drawing, skit, song, painting, essay etc) on the above mentioned theme, the circular reads.
The said events shall be organized after 01:00 P.M. as per appropriate COVID-19 guidelines/protocol in place, it added.
It has further been desired that educational institutions as well as staff and officers in the Government Departments/PSUs and offices in Union Territory be administered the NVD pledge on National Voters’ Day, it added.
“The photographs of these events, need to be uploaded using hashtag #NVD2023, #VoteDeneJayenge, #NothingLikeVoting, #BridgingTheVotingGap, MyVoteMyPower on their respective social media handles or website, wherever possible.”
“It has also been intimated that Election Commission of India song ‘Main Bharat Moon’ shall be launched on the NVD, the link of which shall be available on ECI website (www.eci.gov.in & www.ecisveep.nic.in) from 1:00 p.m. on 25th January, 2023 and the offices/PSUs under various Departments as well as the educational institutions shall be asked to play the song and upload the photographs on their social media handles using hashtag MainBharatHoon, #VoteDenejayenge.”
Accordingly, it is impressed upon all Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners/Heads of the Departments/ Managing Directors of all PSUs/Corporations to strictly comply with the instructions of the Election Commission of India and ensure appropriate National Voters’ Day Celebration across the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the circular added.