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PUNJAB CEO ANNOUNCES INCENTIVES FOR BLOS OF RS. 5000 FOR ENHANCED VOTER TURNOUT

May 27, 2024 10:39 PM
PUNJAB CEO ANNOUNCES INCENTIVES FOR BLOS OF RS. 5000 FOR ENHANCED VOTER TURNOUT

Encourages SVEEP and Social Media Nodal Officers to ensure achievement of “Is Vaar 70 Paar”

Punjab Newsline, Chandigarh, May 27-

In a meeting with the SVEEP (Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation) and Social Media District Nodal Officers, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Punjab, Sibin C, announced that the office of CEO is planning to incentivize Booth Level Officers (BLOs) who achieve a high voter turnout at their booths.

Providing details, the CEO stated that BLOs who achieve a voter turnout increase of 10% or more compared to the 2019 turnout will receive a Rs. 5000 cash prize and will be felicitated at a state-level ceremony. Additionally, a similar incentive is planned for BLOs at booths where the voter turnout exceeds 75%.

He emphasized that BLOs must personally distribute the Voter Slips and ‘Voting Invitation Cards’ door-to-door, without delegating this responsibility to other officers. On this occasion, he commended the BLOs and SVEEP teams for their excellent work so far and urged them to continue their efforts until the polling concludes, to achieve the goal of "Is Vaar 70 Paar." He emphasized the importance of their role in ensuring a smooth and efficient electoral process, highlighting that their dedication is crucial for maximizing voter turnout and ensuring every eligible voter has the opportunity to participate.

During the meeting, Additional CEO Harish Nayar highlighted that district SVEEP and social media teams should document the initiatives taken, including facilities provided at Polling Stations, Model Booths, and booths managed by women and Persons with Disabilities (PwD). They should also collect voter testimonials about their voting experiences. A detailed report would be submitted to the Election Commission of India in this regard.

 
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