Candidates for the upcoming panchayat polls are more likely to get the power of submitting their nomination papers on-line, aside from the standard technique, as a part of the State Election Fee’s (SEC’s) efforts to introduce digital processes within the conduct of those elections.
Folks acquainted with the developments mentioned the state ballot panel had been holding deliberations to make the election course of extra clear and fewer time consuming. The digital processes are additionally geared toward decreasing bodily interfaces throughout the polls to be held amid Covid-19.
“There’s a proposal to supply facility of submitting nominations each on-line and offline,” mentioned an official within the SEC, on situation of anonymity.
For submitting nominations on-line, candidates should go to designated portals and deposit the requisite payment by a challan digitally and subsequently go to the workplace of the returning officer (RO) at an appointed time, sources mentioned. The identical system was adopted within the not too long ago concluded meeting polls in Bihar.
Officers mentioned a proposal of voting for panchayat polls by EVMs can also be into account of the state authorities and awaiting nod from the cupboard.
One other initiative into account is to generate e-certificates quickly after outcomes are declared in order that it could possibly be issued to successful candidates. “The proposals are all being weighed and can be applied in a phase-wise method,” mentioned one other SEC official.
The draft publication of the up to date rolls for panchayat polls can be executed on January 19 and the ultimate publication of rolls can be executed on February 19 after disposal of claims and objections.
Officers mentioned the up to date voters’ record can be put on-line and voters would be capable to obtain it and in addition seek for their names by utilizing numerous apps. “Your entire voters’ record is being digitized for simple accessibility of voters,” mentioned an official.
In the meantime, sources mentioned the SEC is more likely to ship the schedule for conduct of the panchayat polls by subsequent month to the state authorities for approval. The panchayat polls are more likely to be held in April- Could in a phase-wise method.