SRINAGAR: In order to review the progress achieved under ongoing Special Summary Revision-2023 of Electoral Rolls in District Srinagar, a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Biduri, who is also the Electoral Roll Observer here at Conference Hall of DC Office Srinagar.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad, who is also District Election Officer (DEO), Srinagar was also present on the occasion.
At the outset, the Divisional Commissioner took a detailed review of the progress achieved in the District under ongoing SSR-2023 and sought details about the number of fresh applications received, as well as the number of claims and objections. He emphasised upon the concerned Electoral Registration Officers(EROs) and Assistant Electoral Registration Officers(AEROs) to conduct revisions according to guidelines of ECI as per notified schedule and expedite the process for achieving targets. He also asked them to ensure timely disposal of claims and objections.
Pertinently, the date for filing claims and objections regarding the Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls has been extended to May 6, 2023.
The Divisional Commissioner also enjoined upon the concerned EROs and AEROs to complete the revision of the special summary with 100 percent enrolment of eligible voters, including the addition of new voters and deletion of duplicate voters, within the extended date.
The Div Com stressed for organising special outreach programmes for young eligible electors particularly in educational Institutions of the District, as well as door-to-door campaigns for achieving set targets.
The Div Com further asked the EROs and AEROs to remain proactive to build awareness and activate all their resources for successful conduct of all SVEEP programmes across all Assembly segments of the District Srinagar with focused attention to ensure 100% registration of all eligible and ensure no elector is left unregistered keeping in view the limited time period to conduct the exercise. He also emphasised on holding meetings with registered political parties and attaining the target of EP ratio.
During the meeting, the Div Com was informed that as many as 725394 voters are already registered in all 8 Assembly segments of the District with 364779 male and 360615 female electorates. He was further informed that a total of 902 polling stations have been designated in Srinagar.
Electoral Registration Officers (EROs), Assistant Electoral Registration Officers(AEROs), Deputy District Election Officer, officials from District Election Authority and other concerned were present in the meeting.