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1 ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA Training for Booth Level Officers (BLOs)2011
2 The material used for training:- Handbook for BLOs.Training Module.25 MINUTESBegin the training with the following activityGive same sized paper to each participant and tell them that you will give some instructions without repeating them and they have to follow them without askingAsk them to fold the paperTear off a small portion from left cornerFold again tear off from centreFold again tear off from right bottomAsk every one to open the paper and if the designs formed by tearing off is same for every oneIt will not be soAsk WHY?The instructions were same but the participants were not allowed to ask questions, clear doubts, the instructions were one sided.From here tell them that you are going to be with them for two days and in these two days, they must ask questions to clarify their doubts so that the mistakes are not carry forward.
3 Training can be conducted for Two days Booth LevelAgentsEPICBLOs role inGram SabhasBLOsDuties &RolesEnrollment ofelectorsPhoto ElectoralRollsBLO RegisterBLOsAppointment
4 Administrative Machinery of Electoral System SupervisorChief Electoral Officer(CEO)District Election Officer(DEO)Electoral Registration Officer(ERO)Assistant Electoral Registration Officer(AERO)Booth Level Officer(BLO)Election Commission of India(ECI)
5 Introduction to Booth Level Officer (BLO) Background:Prior to year 2006, temporary enumerators were appointed to assist ERO in their work of revisionTo ensure the correctness of electoral roll, new system of appointingBLO’s was introduced.BLO is:Appointed under section 13B (2) of RP Act 1950He is responsible for maintaining the electoral roll of the assigned part area under the control and supervision of ERO/AERO concerned
6 Appointment Constitution : Under section 13B(2) – RP Act, From 2006, BLO's are appointed after obtaining the prior approval of District Election Officer (DEO) concernedUnder Section 13CC – RP Act, BLO functions under the control & supervision of ECI/CEO of stateSelection of BLOs will be from the employees of State government/local bodies for allocation of one partEROs/ AEROs are expected to have contact details of their BLOs which are updated on the website of CEOs of all States/UTs.Each BLO will be issued a special kit and is entitled to remuneration
7 Format of the Appointment Register Record of appointed BLOs should be maintained and updated in offices of DEO/ERO/AERO in the format given belowDetails of the official to be appointed as BLODetails of Polling Stations assigned to BLOAppointmentletter numberand dateName &designation of theofficer signingthe appointmentletterStartin gDateBLO's I Cardnumber &Remark if anydesignatio nsituation ofoffice whenBLO ispostedName,&Designation/tel no. ofdepartmentalcontrollingofficer of BLONumber &name ofassemblyConstituenc yName of CDBlock/RevenueCirclePollingStationassignedto BLOSituation &Location
8 BLO's transfer and leave During special campaign related to election work:BLO would not be transferredBLO would not take any leave without prior approval of the ERO.Exception to condition - In case a BLO is sanctioned leave/transferred:ERO/AERO would arrange to take over record/papers and registersERO would appoint another BLO immediately on approval of DEO
9 Electoral Roll – Parts & Sections Introduction toParliamentary Constituency (PC)Assembly Constituency (AC)Electoral Roll – Parts & Sections
10 Let’s Play 10 MINUTES Game Instructions: Facilitator would tell participants that it’s a game time
12 You can make things easier by doing them systematically Count the circles nowDebrief:Facilitator would tell the participants that working systematically is very important to carry out their roles and responsibilities effectively as demonstrated in the game.Facilitator would inform the participants that it is beneficial for them to organize and mange their documents like registers and others in a proper manner.You can make things easierby doing them systematically
13 Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies CountryParliamentaryConstituenciesAssemblyParts of the ACSections of the PartsOne CountryMany> PCs>ACs>Parts
14 Indian Parliamentary Constituencies India has many Parliamentary Constituencies distributed in states/ union territoriesParliamentary Constituencies of India
15 Parliamentary Constituencies of Gujarat Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs)Gandhinagar as PC
16 Assembly Constituencies of Gandhinagar Gandhinagar PC has number of ACsGandhinagar (North) AC
17 Parts of the Assembly Constituency Gandhinagar (North) AC has number of partsParts of Gandhinagar (North) AC (Illustrative)
18 Sections of Part (Illustrative) Parts of Gandhinagar (North) AC has number of SectionsSections of Parts of Gandhinagar (North) AC
19 Parliamentary Constituency (PC) Definition :PC is a constituency provided by law for the purpose of elections to theHouse of the People. (Section 2(f), RP Act 1950)Composition:Not more than 530 members directly elected from territorial constituencies inthe states (Article – 81 of Constitution of India)Not more than 20 members to represent the Union TerritoriesNot more than 2 members to represent the Anglo-Indian Community
20 Assembly Constituency (AC) Definition:AC is a constituency provided by Law for the purpose of elections to theLegislative Assembly of a State (Section 2(b), RP Act 1950)CompositionNumber of ACs comprise a PC.Not more than 500 and not less than 60 members are directly elected from the territorial constituencies in the state (Article 170 of Constitution of India)Special Provision with respect to the State of Sikkim, State of Mizoram, State of Arunachal Pradesh and State of Goa (Article 371 of Constitution of India)Both PC and AC are territorial except the Sangh Assembly Constituency in Sikkim
21 Electoral RollsIt is a listing of all those persons registered to vote in a particular areaNo separate electoral roll is prepared/revised for parliamentary Constituency, except in Jammu and Kashmir where electoral rolls are prepared separately for PC and AC.Electoral Rolls for Parliamentary constituency is provided under section 13 D - RP Act, 1950Electoral Rolls for Assembly constituency is prepared as per section 15, RP Act, 1950 under the superintendence, direction and control of the election commission
22 Parts and Sections Electoral Rolls Parts Sections Locality Area Electoral Rolls are organized as geographically defined partsParts are numbered and organized as geographically identified sectionsSections denote locality and area details and contain household wise individual elector detailsEach part has an identified polling station where electors cast their votes on the poll dayElectoral RollsPartsSectionsLocalityAreaHouseholds
23 That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all Notes :This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionHenry Ward Beecher
25 How to develop knowledge of the local culture where BLO is appointed 45 MINUTESNotes:Divide the class into 6 groups and distribute A4 sheet to each group.Give them five minutes to come up with ideas/solutions to the abovequestion in their group. which helps them in their duties E.g. Visit the area, talk to a few families, employment etcOne person from each group should share pointsSummarize the points
27 Duties and Responsibilities of BLOs CUSTODIAN OF ELECTORAL ROLL OF POLLING STATIONENSURE AVAILABILITY OF DIFFERENT FORMSTO ENSURE STRUCTURAL CORRECTNESS OF THE ELECTORAL ROLLTO GATHER/OBTAIN INFORMATION OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE PART AREATO PREPARE CORRECT MAP BY FREE HAND EYE ESTIMATION (NAZARI MAP) OF PART AREATO ENSURE CORRECT NUMBERING OF HOUSES FALLING WITHIN POLLING STATION AREA/PART AREAPHYSICAL VERIFICATION OF THE ELECTORAL ROLLADDITION, DELETION AND MODIFICATION IN THE ELECTORAL ROLLTO ENSURE ELECTORS PHOTO IDENTITY CARDS (EPIC) COVERAGE OF THE ELECTORSPROPER MAINTENANCE OF REVISION RELATED REGISTERS FORMS AND RECORDS
28 1. CUSTODIAN OF ELECTORAL ROLL OF POLLING STATION BLOs would have a kit containing electoral roll, handbook, registers, identity card and formats 6, 6A, 7, 8, 9, 10 etc.BLO will show the electoral roll to the public on requestBLO would keep the electoral roll updated and see that no structural defect takes place
29 Activity Time 70 MINUTES Notes: Make groups of four people and ask participants to fill form for each otherAsk the participants to fill forms – 6,7, 8, 8A,
31 FormsForm 6 - Any person who claims to register his name in the electoral roll, should fill up/get filled the form and either sign or give thumb impression on this form. If the person’s name is already existing in roll of any assembly constituency then its details should be provided in part – IV of form-6Form 6A- Any person who is a citizen of India and who has not acquired the citizenship of any other country and is otherwise eligible to be registered as a voter and who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to his employment, education or otherwise is eligible to be registered as a voter in the constituency in which his place of residence in India as mentioned in his passport is located.Form 7 - Every objection to the inclusion of a person’s name in the roll should be given in this form. Objector should provide the justification for filing the objectionForm 8 - Every correction to any entry in roll should be given in this by the person to whom the entry relatesForm 8A - Every application for transposition of an entry from one part to another part of the roll within the same assembly constituency should be in this form.
32 2. ENSURE AVAILABILITY OF DIFFERENT FORMS 6789102. ENSURE AVAILABILITY OF DIFFERENT FORMSKeep form available in BLO kit and help electors /applicants in filling up the forms 6, 7, 8 and 8Aprepare consolidated list in form 9, 10, 11 and 11A respectively and submit to ERO/AEROgive a receipt duly signed (attached with each form) to the applicant for a completed application submitted by an applicant15 MINUTESFill the form 9, 10, 11 and 11 A
33 3. TO ENSURE STRUCTURAL CORRECTNESS OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL Verify the correctness of the entries in the electoral roll of his part.Verify the number of sections, section header and house numbers.Verify the sections clearly shown in the Nazari Map printed on the back of the part header.Check the number of electors printed on the part header page which should be same as the number of the electors in the list in the draft electoral rollsInform ERO/AERO immediately for the missing pages in the electoral rollVerify the deletions, additions and corrections reflected properly in the mother roll
34 Activity Time 30 MINUTES Notes: Role play exercise from the workbook – SITUATIONA BLO visits a household and all have gone out to work, there is only one illiterate personHow would the BLO get the information outThe Facilitator will ask two groups to enact the situation – One to act BLO and the other as illiterate person
35 i 4. TO GATHER/OBTAIN INFORMATION OF THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE PART AREA Acquire knowledge about the boundary of the polling station area/ part areaFrequently visit the Revenue village/Colony etc that falls under their part area to gather correct information.Ensure the enrollment of any eligible persons as electors for the new houses build in their part area and the depiction of these houses in the Nazari map for next revisionDevelop local contacts in their sections to remain updated about the advent of new persons, shifting of residents, death etc.i
36 5. TO PREPARE CORRECT MAP BY FREE HAND EYE ESTIMATION (NAZARI MAP) OF PART AREA Prepare Nazari map by freehand clearly indicating sections within the part.
37 Activity Time 30 MINUTES Notes: Divide the class into two groups. Instruct the groups to draw the nazari map on the floor with chalk/sticks.Ask them to mark four direction i.e. North, South , East , WestThe map could be of their building, streets, societies with landmarks – schools, post office and other structures.Next draw houses/building within the colonies and give serial numbers to houses as given by the local body/ electoral rollBoth the groups would present their maps.
40 6. TO ENSURE CORRECT NUMBERING OF HOUSES FALLING WITHIN POLLING STATION AREA/PART AREAAcquire knowledge about the number of sections and boundaries of their part area to give correct serial numbers to the houses.Serialization of the houses should be in ascending order beginning from North-West to South-East in zigzag manner234567891
41 7. PHYSICAL VERIFICATION OF THE ELECTORAL ROLL With the help of BLO register, physical verification of the electoral roll by house to house visits. This work will be done every year before revision of rollsIdentify and collect the information during field visits to update and correct the electoral rollAsk Participants what could those information be. ThenTell the Participants the information they are expected to collect correctlyExistence of the dead electorsPersons not ordinarily residents of the part area.New enrollments of the persons recently turned 18 years of ageRepetition of the persons name in part/sections of the electoral rollIncorrect details of the electorsMissing or misplaced photographs of the electorsIncorrect or missing entry of EPIC numberDefects in the entry of details of electors in EPICRegistration of Non-related electors as one or vice-versa
42 Activity Time 20 MINUTES Note: Divide the participants into 5 groups. Each group will think and discuss on one difficult situation which they encounter during their filed visitsEach group will present their situation in the class.
43 8. ADDITION, DELETION AND MODIFICATION IN THE ELECTORAL ROLL Register all the persons residing in the part area but not enrolled yet as electors in form 6.Ensure no entries of electors who are not resident in that part areaObtain applications in form 7 of the migrated or dead electors of that constituencyObtain applications in form 8 for the entries that require modificationCollect the photographs of the electors missing in the database
44 Students New Voter Inclusion (Form 6) Married women “Age proof” like birth certificate, certificate from school“Citizenship proof” like copy of EPIC of parents“Proof of Ordinary Residence” like rationcard, passport etcAgeParental Linkage in Electoral Roll (for citizenship issue) /citizenship proofOrdinary residenceStudentsNew VoterInclusion (Form 6)Married womenShifted from other ACVoters above 25 yrs“Age proof”“Nationality proof”Proof of Ordinary Residence before marriageMarriage Registration Certificate“proof of Ordinary ResidenceAddress of previous residenceAc No.& if possible Part/Sl. No. of previous enrollmentEPIC or other citizenship evidenceOrdinary residenceDeclaration as to delayed registration (age>25 yrs) (Part 4 of form 6)Special care to verify citizenship statusOrdinary residence
45 Transposition (Form 8A) Part & Sl. No. of previous enrollmentTransposition (Form 8A)EPICOrdinary residenceCorrection (Form 8)Part & Sl. No. of enrollmentEvidence in favour of correction sought for
46 Important Documents Needed for forms Age Proof (Either of the documents can be given)Birth certificate issued by a Municipal Authorities or district office of the Registrar of Births & Deaths or Baptism certificate; orBirth certificate from the school (Govt. / Recognised) last attended by the applicant or any other recognised educational institution; orIf a person is class 10 or more pass, he should give a copy of the marksheet of class 10 , if it contains date of birth as a proof of date of birth; orMarksheet of class 8 if it contains date of birth; orMarksheet of class 5 if it contains date of birth; orA declaration in prescribed format given in Annexure-1 made by either of his parents if the person is not educated till class 10 (In those cases where parental declaration is given as proof of age, the applicant will have to be present himself for verification before BLO/ERO/AERO); or
47 Important Documents Needed for forms contd… g) A certificate of his age given by a sarpanch of the concerned Gram Panchayat or by a member of the concerned Municipal Corporation / Municipal Committee, the person is not educated till class 10 and both the parents are not alive.Note: Documentary proof of age will be required only in those cases, where age of the applicant is between 18 and 21 years. In all other cases declaration of his age by the applicant will be taken as proof of age.Proof of Citizenship (Either of the documents can be given)- Copy of EPIC of parents- Birth Certificate issued by Municipal authority- Passport
48 Proof of Ordinary Residence (Either of the documents can be given) Bank / Kisan / Post Office current Pass Book, orApplicant’s Ration Card / Passport / Driving License / Income Tax Return filed or Assessment Order, orLatest Water / Telephone / Electricity / Gas Connection Bill for that address, either in the name of the applicant or that of his / her immediate relation like parents etc., orPostal department’s posts received / delivered in the applicant’s name at the given address.NOTE: In case of homeless persons, the BLO will visit the address given in Form 6 at night to ascertain that the homeless person actually sleeps at the place which is given as his address in Form 6. If the BLO is able to verify that the homeless person actually sleeps at that place, no documentary proof of place of residence shall be necessary.BLO must visit for more than one night for such verification.
49 Important Documents Needed for forms For Married Women applying for the first time Along with form no. 6- Age Proof- Nationality Proof (Copy of EPIC of parents)- Proof of ordinary residence before marriage and after marriage- Copy of proof of marriage (Marriage Registration Certificate)- Linkage of spouse (if he is an elector of concerned part)Married Woman with no proof of marriage- it is a special case and thus E.R.O. will have to be convinced of the marriage- BLOs will have to conduct the local inquiry to ascertain the marriage
50 Very Important Points What is Linkage If linkage is not possible - linkage is the relationship of the applicant with one or more enrolled electors- applicants name is integrated with his or her familyIf linkage is not possible- Electors can enroll on the basis of the following proofs(i) Citizenship(ii) Age(iii) Ordinary residence
51 9. TO ENSURE ELECTORS PHOTO IDENTITY CARDS (EPIC) COVERAGE OF THE ELECTORSEnsure correct and clear photographs of the electors in the rollDistribute the Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) signed and issued by ERO to the concerned electors.Obtain the receipt for delivery of EPICs from elector or family members in prescribed Performa/ register and submit the copy to the concerned ERO/AERO.
54 10. PROPER MAINTENANCE OF REVISION RELATED REGISTERS FORMS AND RECORDS Ensure proper maintenance and safe custody of registers forms and recordsEnsure proper hand over and obtain receipt of all the above mentioned documents54Courtesy
55 Anything is possible!! Activity 3 MINUTES Page 87 – Make a shape exerciseTake a long rope and ask all the participants to form a circle holding the rope.Now ask them to make different shapes like dog, hexagon etc on the floor.Summarize the activity that difficult work is possible if we work together
56 Activity TimeNotes:As assignment, ask the participants to prepare their own checklist of things to be done by BLO who is handing over and is taking over charge
57 Summing up – Main Duties and Responsibilities of BLOs All through the yearCustodian of the electoral rollEnsure availability of different formsphysical verification of rollsMaintaining the election relateddocumentsPeriodicalUpdating of the rollsNational Voters Day Activity Dec-JanEnsure correct serialization of housesPrepare najari mapSpecial DirectionPhoto coverage in the rollObtain geographical information ofPart areaCoordination with BLAsImpart Systematic Voters Educationfor Electoral Participation (SVEEP)Distribution of voters slip before pollsAny other work under the instructionof ERO/AERORevision PeriodStructural revision and updating of rollsCoordination with BLAsDisplaying draft rollsReading of rolls in gram sabhas
58 There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. Notes :This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionRobert Louis Stevenson
60 Re-cap 10 MINUTES Note: Start the day with a re-cap session Discuss on different methods to obtain photographs from electors.Write their suggestions on boardNotes : how to do Recap“Ask questions about what the trainees learnt yesterday. The person who lists maximum learning should be declared winner”
62 Article 324 (1) Constitution of India Article 327 ECI controls and directs the preparation of electoral roll for all electionsArticle 327Constitution of IndiaEnacted two Acts for all the matters related to electionRepresentation of People Act, 1950Representation of People Act, 1951Section 28R P Act 1950Rules for Electoral Registration,1960 framed by Central Government with help of ECISection 15R P Act 1950Framework for preparation and revision of Electoral roll
63 Section 19 R P Act 1950 Section 17 R P Act 1950 Section 18 Registration of every person of 18 years & not disqualified under constitution in electoral rollSection 17R P Act 1950Registration of every person in only one constituency in electoral rollSection 18R P Act 1950Every person can be registered in a constituency only onceSection 14(b)R P Act 1950Revision of electoral roll on first day of JanuarySection 21,R P Act 1950Rule 25(2), RER 1960Timely Intensive/ Special revision of electoral roll directed by ECI
64 The Representation of People Act, 1950 Election Laws, Rules, ECI instructionsThe Representation of People Act, 1950The Representation of People Act, 1951The Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order,2008The Registration of Electors Rule, 1960Handbook for Electoral Registration OfficersHandbook for Booth Level Officers
65 Let’s Play 25 MINUTES Prepare 10 chits with the Article or Rule number Randomly ask participants to pick any chit and tell what the article/rule states given in the chit
67 A Constitutional BodyConstitution, Electoral Laws and system - Hold free and fair elections since 1947Direct and control the entire process of election for Parliament and Legislative of every state, Election Commission of India was establishedECI comprises of:Chief Election CommissionerTwo Election Commissioners
69 The main functions of Election Commission are as follows: Conduct of Elections; election schedules (for general or bye elections)Revision of RollsRationalization of polling stationsMonitoring of election expenditure incurred by the contesting candidates and political partiesRegistration/Recognition of political partiesAdvice to Governors/PresidentAll other allied matters
70 Political parties and the Commission Commission ensures:Organizational elections of parties at regular intervalRecognition of political parties based on their poll performance at State and National levelsSettlement of disputes between the splinter groups of such partiesPeriodical consultation with political parties regarding elections
71 Judicial ReviewCommission's decision can be challenged by appropriate petitions in the High Court and Supreme courtElection process once started is not interfered by the judiciaryResults once declared can only be reviewed through election petition before the High Court
72 Quiz Time Who is the Chief Election commissioner of India? Who are the two Election Commissioners of India?Who is the Deputy Election Commissioner in-charge of your state?Who is the Chief Electoral Officer of your state?Who is the District Election Officer of your district?Who is the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) of the AssemblyConstituency of the Part in which you are appointed as BLO?Who is the Assistant Electoral Registration Officer (AERO) of the Assembly Constituency of the Part in which you are appointed as BLO?10 MINUTESAsk questing by dividing the class into two parts
73 There is one law in Universe: NOW Notes :This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionAlfred Sutro
75 Disqualification for registration in an electoral roll under Section 16, RP Act 1950: Not a citizen of IndiaOf unsound mind declared by a competent courtIndulged in corrupt or fraudulent practicesRegistration of a person more than once in a electoral rollEnrollment of elector before expiry of period of disqualificationEXIT
76 Qualification for Registration under Section 19, RP Act, 1950: Every person can be registered as an elector who:Is not less than 18 years of age on the qualifying dateIs ordinarily resident of the concerned Assembly constituencyIs a Citizen of India18
77 Meaning of “Ordinarily Resident” under Rule 20, RER 1960: The term “Ordinary Resident” means that the person uses the place at least for sleepingA person who is not present in his place temporarily is also considered as an ordinary residentAny person holding declared office like President, Speaker of Lok Sabha etc shall be considered as ordinarily resident and electors of their home ConstituenciesAny person in prison, hospital, asylum are not ordinary residents of these places as these are their temporary residents.
78 Registration of Students Students can be registered as electors either at their native place or at the address of hostel/mess managed by the educational institution
79 Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Notes :This slide can be used to recap what they studies in the previousThomas Alva Adison
82 Electoral RollSection 15 RP Act, 1950 – “Every constituency should have an electoral roll”The Text roll is now photo electoral rollText RollPhoto Electoral Roll
83 Assembly Constituency of ComponentsAssembly Constituency ofthe State of MeghalayaDetails of the parts of the ACTitle PageThe Title page has :Details of the concerned Assembly constituencyClearly demarcated Nazari map of that assembly constituency on the back of the title page
84 Header Page Header page has: details of the concerned part area clearly demarcated Nazari map of that part area on the back of it.Details of the sections of the partPart Areas ofthe state of Meghalaya
85 Section pages The pages of the section has: name of the section on the top of the pagedetails related to the concerned assemble constituencylist of electors arranged house number wise of every section starting with one and goes horizontallydetails of electors with photoDetails of the sectionsDetails of the assemblyHouse numbersElectors details
86 Modified list of electors published as draft Deletion ListSummary of ElectorsAddition ListSupplementSupplement page has:Modified list of electors published as draftAddition list starting with last serial number of the mother rollDeletion list with no changes in the serial number and the part headerOne or more supplements can be attached with mother roll due to several revisions
87 There is provision for integration of these rolls also Name of ACName of PCDetails of ACMother RollThe first copy of the electoral roll created by the BLOs by visiting house to house and published by the EROsAny addition, deletion or changes are reflected in the supplement roll of that year.There is provision for integration of these rolls also
88 Sample 1 – Change due to deletion Mother RollSupplement
89 Sample 2 – Change due to correction (Incorrect photo) Entry inMother RollEntry in Supplement– for change
90 Changes in the total number of the entries Entry inMother RollSupplement
91 Quiz TimeThe house no. of an elector in the electoral roll and that given by the municipality is not the same. What is the reason behind it?What should be done if the name of a person, who is not ordinarily resident of that area, is included in the electoral roll?Where can an elector check up whether his/her name is there or not in the voter’s list?10 MINUTESAsk the questions to the class and discuss the answers
92 Case Study Case Study 45 MINUTES Divide the class into 6 groups Give one case study to each group and ask them to find out the solution of their case studyGive them 10 minutes for discussion
93 Case 1In one family their daughter-in-law, Sarita being a family member was a part of the electoral roll for that household. But she has been driven out of the house by the in-laws. Now to establish proof that Sarita does not stay in the household any more, her in-laws submit Form-7 for her. Sarita has not been legally divorced with her husband, nor the family produce any such document. Even the family is reluctant to give any information of her present residence. What can the BLO do in such a situation?
94 Case 2A BLO visits an orphanage located in his Part, where orphans are brought up and looked after from infancy. He finds that ‘Ramesh' is eligible for enrolment as an elector. But ‘Ramesh' is not in a position to give the names of either his father or mother. ‘Chinmaya' too is eligible for enrolment as an elector and he reveals the true name of his biological mother. What shall BLO enter in the column meant for father's/ mother's/husband's name for ‘Ramesh’ and ‘Chinmaya ’? And what shall BLO enter in the relationship column in such cases.
95 Case 3In one 'Ashram' or 'Akhada' a 'Sadhu' or 'Saint' is eligible to be an elector. He does not reveal his worldly name but insists to be enrolled in his rechristened name with suffix of his Guru's name instead of his father. What does BLO enter in the columns related to name of father/mother/husband and in column related to relationship?
96 Case 4An elector is enrolled in Part no. 35 of a particular AC. His name is in section-4, i.e. Satyam society. Now he has shifted to Riddhi-Siddhi colony which falls in section-2 of the same Part. What is required to be done by the BLO to update his entry in the electoral roll?
97 Case 5Mr. Hemal applies under RTI to the BLO to provide him all the photo copies of Forms 6, 7, and 8. What should the BLO do?
98 Case 6The BLO reaches the house of Mr. Kantibhai. The son of Mr Kantibhai, Mr. Ketanbhai is wanted in a criminal case. Mr. Kantibhai fills Form-7 for the deletion of name of Mr Ketanbhai on the pretext that his son has shifted to another State. Next time when the BLO visits the neighbour of Mr Kantibhai , the neighbour informs the BLO that Mr Ketanbhai still stays there and that he is hiding from the Police. Should the BLO delete the name of Mr. Ketanbhai on the basis of Form-7 filled by his father?
99 It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. Notes :This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionAnnie Gottlier
102 Administrative Machinery of Electoral System SupervisorChief Electoral Officer(CEO)District Election Officer(DEO)Electoral Registration Officer(ERO)Assistant Electoral Registration Officer(AERO)Booth Level Officer(BLO)Election Commission of India(ECI)Designated Officer(DLO)Roll observer
103 Electoral Roll is revised under: Section 21, RP Act 1950: Before every general electionSection 14(b), RP Act 1950: Every year on basis of qualifying date 1st day of January.Section 21 of RP Act, 1950: Validity and operation of electoral roll continue if not revised.Last part of electoral roll explains service electors prepared in English. Rest part are published in local official language.Significance of Revision of Electoral RollFor free and fair election, an accurate and error-free electoral roll is the most important pre-requisite & the soul of democracy.
104 Types of Revisions Intensive Revision: Summary Revision: Done de-novo without reference to earlier existing roll in an election year.BLO visits each house to take fresh entries in Form 6Summary Revision:Done every year except in the year when intensive revision is orderedNo need of House to house surveyExisting roll published as draft roll inviting claims and objectionsAfter disposal of claims, rolls are finally publishedPartly Intensive & Partly Summary Revision:Existing roll is published in draftBLOs verify/collect data from the householdsAfter disposal of claims, list of addition, deletion and correction are prepared & published with main roll as final roll
105 Special Revision:Due to the reason of inaccuracies like omission, left out area etc, special revision is carried outMay be intensive, summary or partly intensive and partly summary revision105
106 Continuous updating of electoral roll The continuous updating isoperative from final publication to the next draft publicationnot operative during the revision of the electoral rollnot operative from the last day of nominations to the end of election processThe list of entries for updating- should be put on the notice board every month and this requires BLOs to give updated data every month to EROs- should be disposed and prepared in the manuscript in duplicate by latest 25th of next monthThe EROs maintain the assembly-wise registers for forms 6, 6A, 7, 8, and 8A
107 Draft publication of Electoral Roll The Draft Electoral Roll is published after the consolidation and integration of all supplements as per the following rules:Published in Form-5 under Rule -10, RER 1960 in :Office of EROPlace in constituency as specified by EROOffice of AEROEvery polling stationWebsite of CEO as directed by ECINot published on holidayPublished in office of local bodies when ERO holds a meeting
108 After the publication of Draft Electoral Roll, the program of revision is published /circulated to various political parties, elected members of panchayati raj, urban bodies etcIssuance of notice to invite claims/objections in Form 5ERO furnishes certificate just after the publication of draft roll which lists names of all enrolled MPs/ MLAs/ MLCs residing in the assembly constituency
109 Registration of persons holding declared offices Any holder of a declared office like the President, Speaker of Lok Sabha etc cannot enroll in the electoral roll in his home addressFalse, By filling form 1False, ERO ensures the names of all MP, MLA, MLC are enrolled in the electoral roll.TrueAERO ensures that the names of all MP, MLA, MLC are enrolled in the electoral roll.ERO produces a certificate to CEO mentioning the names of MP, MLA, and MLC who are enrolled in electoral roll at the time of draft publication.109
110 Registration of eligible persons as electors During intensive revision, head of the family signs on the record of enumeration card to certify the person enrolled are eligibleUnder section 31 of RP Act1950 – person should be punished for a term of one year/fine or with both if he declares any false information related to:Preparation, revision or correction of an electoral rollInclusion of exclusion of any entry in or from an electoral rollInstant action should be taken by the concerned officer in case of any violation of information provided to Head of family during survey110
111 Enrolment of orphansEligible orphan in orphanage can be enrolled by registering his orphanage name in place of his parents.Eligible orphan brought up by a family can be enrolled by entering name of head of family in place of his parents.TrueFalse, name of head of family concernedFalse, “Not Known”Eligible orphan legally adopted by family can be enrolled by entering his adopted father/mother’s name.Any orphan not covered under above mentioned categories can be enrolled by entering “ Not Known” by BLO and entering “others” in the column of relation in the electoral roll.111
112 Procedure of receiving claims and objections Acknowledgment/receipt should be given for each application of claim/ objection received by BLOAny claim/ objection can be given/sent to ERO by post or in person to BLO.Claims/objections given in bulk by person or post not acceptedThe claims of all members of one family can be received for the registration of names in electoral roll from any one member of the familyCollective acknowledgment/receipt should be issued for the sameIncorrect or incomplete application should not be accepted.
113 Procedure of receiving claims and objections For special campaign days, ERO appoints Designated OfficerWritten instructions given to the Designated Officer to remain present at earmarked venueDesignated Officer/ BLO will maintain list in form 9, 10, 11 and 11A for applications received in form _____________Designated Officer/BLO write their recommendations on the application received for claims/objections before sending to EROBLO writes comments on records submitted by the applicant for proof of his age.answer of point 9 – form 6, 7, 8 and 8AForm 6,7,8, 8A.113
114 Procedure of receiving claims and objections Hearing on application of claim/objections commence after being exhibited in form ___________for 7 days - Rule 16(b), RER 1960During revision period, any claim/objection not lodged within the specified period and in the given format is rejected by ____________ERO specifies date, time and place of hearing of claim/objection in the listForm 9,10,11, 11A.Answer of point 12 – forms 9, 10, 11 and 11AAnswer for point EROERO114
115 Disposal of Claims/Objections and application Is a duty of EROAERO can be authorized. ERO __________be absolved for any lapse.Records maintained and stored for the appealsVerification of application can be done by any person/Government employee authorized by ERO such as _______________________________________Provisions for disposal of applications are covered under RP Act 1950 & RER & instructions of ECIDuring continuous updation, deletion of name from the electoral roll only after hearing the personApplication should be checked for all the columns properly filled and signed while receiving them.cannotAnswer toPoint 1 - Cannotpoint 2 - verification of applicationBLO/ Designated Officer/ Naib Mamlatdar/other Government employees115
116 Disposal of Claims/Objections and application Applicant must fill ____________ of form 6 for full details of previous enrollment________ should be clearly mentioned if the applicant is an EPIC holder.ERO can suo-moto delete the names of dead electors on the basis of death certificates - Rule 21A, RER 1960Due to Quasi-judicial process of verification of applications, the related records should be maintained properly by BLO, AERO and EROPart IVEPIC NumberAnswer to point 6 - part IV of form 6Answer to point 7 – EPIC Number
117 Determination of Citizenship Only citizens of India can be enrolled in the electoral rollFalse, Only the citizens of India can be enrolled in the electoral rollTrueFalse, Genuineness and authenticity of such certificates/evidences furnished should be duly verifiedOnus of proof of citizenship lies on the applicantGenuineness and authenticity of certificates/evidences furnished should be duly verified
118 Finalization of electoral roll after disposal of claims and objections subsequent to draft publicationElectoral roll should be amended for any mistakes/errors in sections or details of other tableMap of Part area or legislative assembly constituency should be amendedPreparation of first supplementary:Handwritten manuscript for additions, deletions and correctionsSection wise manuscript for additionsSection wise supplementary list of deletions and corrections is not necessaryCertified handwritten manuscript by ERO from which the data should be enteredVerification by BLO, of checklist printed after the entry of dataVerification by BLO, of photo checklist alsoPublication of draft roll
119 Final publication of electoral roll after disposal of claims and objections Final publication of electoral roll is completed with list of amendments in form 16 in the office of ERO under rule 22 of RER 1960Final publication of electoral roll also gets published on website of CEO as directed by ECINot published on holidays.
120 Enrollment of overseas electors An overseas elector is- an Indian citizen absent from his place of ordinary residence in India due to employment, education or otherwise- has neither included his name in electoral roll nor has acquired citizenship of any other countryHe/she can register the name in the electoral roll from the part area mentioned in his/her passport
121 Enrollment of overseas electors Procedure to register as electorUnder Section 20A of the R.P.Act,1950, every Indian citizen who has not acquired citizenship of another country, can get his/her name enrolled in the roll of the constituency of his place of residence in IndiaAny overseas elector who has completed the age of 18 years can submit his application in form 6A either in person or by post to the concerned AERO/ERO of the residential area mentioned in his passport
122 Enrollment of overseas electors Role of BLOsOn instruction from ERO, verify the self attested copies sent by the applicantDistribution of EPIC to overseas electorsThe electors overseas are not issued EPIC but use their passport for their identification to caste a vote
123 It's kind of fun to do the impossible Notes :This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionWalt Disney
125 How is the electoral roll of service voters updated 1?How is the electoral roll of service voters updatedBy enrolling eligible service voters whoare 18 years of age or morehave not applied for registration in previous yearswish to change their earlier declaration to either becomeservice voters or to become ordinary voters20 MINUTESDivide the class into 11 pairs or triads and give 1 paper with one question to each pair/triad.Give 5 minutes to the groups to discuss the question and answersAsk one person from each group to read out the quest and the answer that their group has thought of.After each answer clap for the group and show the answer on the PPT
126 What is Service Qualification and Who is a Service Voter 2?What is Service Qualification and Who is a Service VoterPerson belonging to any of the following has ‘Service’ qualification andis referred to as Service voterA member of armed forces of IndiaA member of force under the provisions of the army Act, 1950A member of an Armed Police Force of State who is servingoutside that StateEmployed under the Government of India in a post outside IndiaWife of any members mentioned above who is ordinarily residingwith him
127 What forms are filled to become a Service Voter 3?What forms are filled to become a Service VoterThree kinds of forms for three different categories are filled tobecome a Service Voter . These are :Form 2 to be filled by all members of Armed forcesForm 2A to be filled by all members of Armed Police Force ofState serving outside the StateForm 3 to be filled by any person employed under theGovernment of India posted outside India
128 4?Where should the applicant submit form in order to become a service voterAt his designated Record Office or to his superior authority
129 5?Is it necessary for a person with service qualification to be registered as service voterIts not mandatory to be registered as service voter for every person who has Service Qualification. He can enroll him self as ordinary voter
130 6?Can a person enroll as service as well as ordinary voter at the same timeNo, it is an offence
131 7?Who verifies the application and its details for enrolment as service voterThere is a service voter’s record office and the Officer-in-charge there checks the applications. This is forwarded to the concerned DEO and then to ERO for enrollment
132 8?How are the names of the service voters arranged in the last part of the rollThe names of the Service Voters are grouped together record-office-wise
133 What are the Roles of BLO with regard to service voters ?9What are the Roles of BLO with regard to service votersTake action for getting the Form 6 filled wherever necessaryAscertain that person with service qualification have been staying at place ofresidence for sufficient span of time to register him as ordinary voterFill form 6 for the children of all service voters eligible to be registered asordinary votersFill form 6 for the husband of a service voter to be registered as ordinary voterWife of service voter has a choice to either be registered as service voter orordinary voterShould visit the units of service voters to ensure above.
134 10?At which polling booth the electoral roll of the last part regarding service electors is publishedThe electoral roll of last part regarding service electors is notpublished on any polling booth but is available for inspection in theoffice of ERO
135 In which language is the list of service voters printed 11?In which language is the list of service voters printedPrinted only in English
136 Don't just live the length of your life, live the width of it as well Notes :This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionDiane Ackerman
137 Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) Front Side of EPIC5 cmElector’s NameElector’s Father/ Mother/ Husband’s NameFUSNElector’s GenderDate of BirthSecurity HologramElector’s Photo8.4 cm
138 Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) Back of EPICElector’s AddressEPIC Issuing DateEROs SignatureName & Number of AC
139 Some Key pointsIn case of change of residence, roll registration needs to be changed but EPIC issued earlier remains validBLOs collect electors’ photograph from:Onsite mode: Designated photography Location (DPL)Offsite Mode: Getting from Form 8Getting from Form 6House of electors with the help of camera teamsCollected photographs are digitized and entered in electoral roll databaseEPIC is prepared from electoral roll database
140 Some Key pointsOnly BLOs can distribute EPICs to the electors as directed by ECIUndistributed EPIC should be handed over to EROs by BLOs without failBLOs should take certain actions to avoid errors in the Photo Electoral Roll:Thoroughly check the checklist handed over by ERO/AEROVerify/ compare the copy with the manuscripts/photographsSign every verified pageVerify the EPIC number on roll with that on the cardOversee preparation of Mother roll and Supplements from the corrected databasefor his/her PartAttach verification certificate at end of the electoral roll
141 Case Study Case Study 20 MINUTES Divide the class into 5 groups – distribute one case study to each group.Ask them to read find out the roles of BLOs and share the same with the class
142 Case 1Mr. Ajay is a school teacher in village Fatehpur. Instead of teaching during school hours, he goes to distribute the EPIC cards. After 15 days he receives show cause notice from his Head Office that why he should not be suspended for being absent during the teaching hours.
143 Case 2Nazma has filled Form-6 for addition of her name. Her name is entered in the rolls and EPIC card prepared accordingly and handed over to the BLO for distribution. When BLO tries to hand over the EPIC to Nazma, she outrightly refuses to take the EPIC from the BLO on the grounds that the spelling of her name in the card is incorrect. Instead of 'Nazma' with a 'Z' in between, it has been written as as NAJMA with a 'J' in between. Nazma wants her EPIC to be corrected and argues that she will not fill up any more Forms again.
144 Case 3 Mr. Naresh has rented a portion of his house to Mr. Bhatt. Mr. Bhatt fills Form-6 for inclusion of his name in the voters list. His landlord Mr. Naresh writes an application to the ERO that Bhatt 's EPIC card should not be prepared at this address.Now the ERO forwards the application to the BLO for enquiry, What should the BLO do?
145 Case 4A BLO visits a house in his Part. At the time of his visit, the following members are present:Trivedi Rameshbhai Ramesh bhai M-48Trivedi Kamlaben Rameshbhai F-45Trivedi Satish Rameshbhai M-23Trivedi Sudha Rameshbhai F-19As per the BLO's existing Photo Electoral Roll record, against the name of Rameshbhai and of Kamlaben EPIC No GJ/07/125/ and EPIC No. GJ/07/123/ respectively is shown. While against the name of Satish EPIC no. HCX/ is shown, Sudhaben has not been enrolled yet. At the time of verification Rameshbhai produces his EPIC no. LJM/ , his wife produces EPIC No. LJM/ and Satish produces EPIC No. HCX/ Their EPICs are original and entries are correct in all respects. Upon inquiry Rameshbhai reveals that initially EPICs were issued to them during the year 2000 and the EPIC available with him and his wife is that one. They were later issued another EPIC at the new address where they shifted in They have lost those EPIC cards. The EPIC numbers entry shown against him and his wife are as per the EPICs issued in They shifted to the present address in Now they want fresh EPICs for all the four members of the family updated with age and address. Should the BLO recommend new EPICs for them and do the needful?
146 Case 5During revision of electoral rolls a BLO visits a Mohalla/society.Few voters don't have their names in roll at the new residenceFew have been enrolled in the roll but without photo image. Further, against the names of each of them, EPIC numbers are reflected but EPICs are not available for verification.All are demanding latest EPICs. What should the BLO do?Case 6A BLO wants to resign from his services as a BLO. Should an ERO accept his resignation? What should the ERO do?
147 Trust, but verify Ronald Regan Notes : This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionRonald Regan
152 BLO register comprises of two parts: Annexure – 1 Booth Level Officers’ register helps keep the Electoral Rolls updated and error freeBLO register is to be filled up afresh every year for Revision of RollsBLO register comprises of two parts:Annexure – 1BLO can make corrections to confirm the existing entries ofelectors which are listed household wiseIn addition, birth date and telephone numbers are takenBLORegister
154 Annexure – 2Newly developed and under construction areas/societies/apartments etc is entered hereNewly arrived/ newly eligible/left out electors of that part are entered hereHousehold wise, population (total of voters and non-voters) and gender ratio of that part are entered hereBLORegister
155 1. Newly developed areas/societies/apartments Annexure 21. Newly developed areas/societies/apartments
157 3. Population and gender ratio of that part Annexure 23. Population and gender ratio of that partTotal number of households in this Part
158 Questionnaire for house to house verification 15 MINUTESDiscuss the checklist for house to house verification based on BLO register given in chapter 10YesNoDon’t Know158
159 Questions to be asked during House to House Verification Is the section address correct?Is the Pin Code number correct?Whether elector's photo image is correct? (If it is wrong or not available the correct photo is to be collected).Whether the EPIC number is correct? (This is to be verified from the actual EPIC).Whether elector's birth date is shown? If not shown what is the correct birth date? If birth date is not available, what is the age (verify birth date with evidence and if not verifiable the “birth date” column should be left blank).Whether the house number given by Nagarpalika / Maha Nagarpalika is correctly noted? If no house number has been given by urban local body then it need not be verified.
160 Questions to be asked during House to House Verification Whether the spelling of the name of the elector in local language/Hindi is correct?Whether the English spelling of the name of the elector is correct?Whether the relationship mentioned in the roll is correct?Whether the gender is correct?Whether the age is correct as on qualifying date?Whether any names or all of the names of any/all family members have been repeated in the part roll?
161 Questions to be asked during House to House Verification Whether all the above particulars are correct for each and every member of the family enrolled in that part?Whether anybody possesses more than one EPIC for the same elector? (In such case the latest issued EPIC may be retained with the elector and the EPIC number be verified with PER entry. EPIC/s issued earlier may be taken back and deposited with the ERO).Whether name of any family member is required to be deleted on account of death. (Obtain Form No.-7)Whether any or all members of the family have shifted? If they have shifted, whether it is “with family” (WF) or “without family” (WoF). Obtain Form No.7 from WoF and issue notice on the spot. In case of WF, follow procedure for Form 7/ Panchnama. Probable reasons of shifting should be mentioned.What is the telephone number of each voter enrolled in the family? If the family prefers to give only one telephone number for all, take note accordingly ( Annexure-II).
162 Questions to be asked during House to House Verification Is there any member of the family who has turned 18 years on qualifying date and is yet to be enrolled? (Give Form-6 and note in Annexure-II).Is there any member of the family who has recently joined this household on the grounds of marriage, employment, tenant etc? (Give Form 6 and note in Annexure-II).Are there any new societies, public building, public areas that have come up since the last revision of rolls in the knowledge of the voter? If yes, check whether there are voters living there, if yes then Form No.6 or Form No. 8A as required may be given and details noted in Annexure-II.What is the total number of members of the family including voters and non-voters residing in the household?Out of the total family members residing in the household (including voters and non-voters) how many are male and how many female?
163 Always remember you are unique, just like everyone else Notes :This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionUnknown
164 Booth Level Agents (BLAs) BLAs are representatives appointed by the political parties under the direction of Election Commission, to help BLOs in Electoral Roll ManagementInformsAppointsElection CommissionPolitical PartyBooth Level AgentsAsk the participant the question given at the end of the chapter 11 of training module and help them get the answerDuties- Assists people in filing claim/objection properly- Remains present during the campaigns and help BLOs- Verifies and conducts survey of the dead and shifted electors- Understands and scrutinizes the electoral roll and points out corrections, if any, during meeting with BLO- Helps BLO in continuous updating of the electoral roll
165 What is National Voters Day? Put the question to the participantsWhat is National Voters Day?Election Commission of India (ECI) was established on 25th January, 1950National Voters Day is celebrated on the founding day of ECI i.e. 25th January every yearIt was celebrated for the first time in January 2011, called “Rashtriya Matdata Divas” in Hindi
166 Vote Objective of National Voters Day To ensure maximum enrolment of youthTo spread awareness amongst voters of their rights and dutiesTo create awareness amongst voters about the process of enrolmentTo request the participation of voters in helping the Election Officers to maintain clean and error free rolesTo empower the youth and instill a sense of pride amongst themTo inspire youth to exercise their franchiseVote
167 Role of BLO towards celebrating NVD Responsible for conducting voters’ education activitiesIdentify and enroll all newly eligible (18+) electorsEnsure that error free EPIC cards are given to the electorsDistribute EPICs and badge - “Proud to be a Voter-ready to Vote” to the newly eligible voters on 25th January every yearAdminister the pledge to newly enrolled electors on NVDMaintain a list of Higher Secondary Schools/Colleges/Higher educational institutions in his Part Area for enrolling youth.Locate and educate youth who do not go to such educational institutions and impart education on enrollment and duties as a voter .167
168 The Pledge“ We, the citizens of India, having abiding faith in democracy, hereby pledge to uphold the democratic traditions of our country and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections, and to vote in every election fearlessly and without being influenced by considerations of religion, race, caste, community, language or any inducement.”Activity:Facilitator would ask the participants to stand and recite the pledge together.
169 Checklist for BLOs for preparing Electoral RollKeep all the details and information of his/her AERO and EROEnsure his/her presence in the training imparted to him/her on the electoral rollUnderstand each and every aspect of the electoral roll of the part given to himStudy the checklist of actions to be taken during pre-revision, during revision, post-revision and EPIC campaign periodRevision of rolls with qualifying date 1st January, 2012pre-revision upto 30th September, 2011during revision 1st October, 2011 to 5th January, 2012post-revision after 5th January, 2012EPIC campaign period during pre-revision & revision periodNotes :Please allow trainees to go through the checklist given in the training module for two minutes
170 Evaluation of work done by BLOs CEO/DEO/ERO/AERO evaluate BLOs by randomly verifying the work with the checklist prepared by Election CommissionThe verification visits are informed in advanceBLO is subject to the disciplinary control of the Commission under section 13 CC of RP Act, 1950EvaluationAnswerable for their acts, omissions and commisions and liable for punishment under section 32 of the RP Act, 1950 for any misconductExcellentGoodAveragePoor
171 Checklist for the BLOs to help them track their own work 10 MINUTESgive 3 minutes to the participants to go through the sameGive 5 minutes to the participants to go through the list in training module chapter 13
172 In a gentle way, you can shake the world Notes :This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionpreviousGandhiji
173 Certified copy of any part of electoral roll Rolls are published/printed only at the time of revisionDraft RollsFinal RollCertified copy of Roll can be taken after final publication from AERO/ERO.Can be viewed onlineIntervening period – Rolls are not published/printed but are updated onlineCertified copy of Roll can be taken after preparation of manuscript from AERO/ERO
174 Duties of Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) Responsibility
175 Select and appoint different levels - BLO, Designated Officers, Supervisors Display details of application in formats 9,10, 11 & 11APrepare manuscript before printing supplement.Receive claims and objections, issue notices, inquire, hear and decideConduct proper training of these personnelMake final publication of PER in format – 16Advertise revision program via news papers, hand bills, loudspeakers etcAdd /delete names added or omitted in electoral roll inadvertently- Rule 21 and 21A of ERR,1960Prepare list of claims & objections in EnglishPrepare work plan to complete revision successfullyAction to delete voter namein cases of unserved non - bailable warrant issued by any competent courtArrange sufficient stationary and formsReceive copy of clams/ objections with documentary proofs and record details in register ER-1 to 4Provide free, to national and state political parties 2 copies of PER – 1 printed copy 2 soft copy (pdf) without photographs - Rule 11(c) of ERR, 960Delete electors name from electoral roll if he doesn't come after notice issuedMonitor work of AERO, Supervisors, Designated Oficers and BLOsRecord acceptance/ rejection and reasons of the same of claim/objection on every application.Rectify defects in electoral roll with help of political parties
176 Duty is what one expects from others This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionOscar Wilde
177 Gram Sabhas and Role of BLOs BLOs read out the list of the following to the sabha- Addition of names- Deletion of names- Modification of names- Duplicate names- Details of the households with more than 10 votersThe reading is done with an order issued under the signature of the concerned EROThe following details are covered in the orderName of AC: ______________Courtesy:PartNo.Urban/RuralDate of GramSabha/ wardmeetingVenue ofMeetingTime ofName of the class IIofficer deputed byERO to attendDesignation ofclass II officerdeputed by EROto attend meetingContact numberof officerdeputedBLOs nameand contactnumberRemarks
178 BLOs submit a report on completion of the meeting in the given format Reporting the meetingBLOs submit a report on completion of the meeting in the given formatReport by BLO of Reading of Electoral Roll of Part in Gram Sabha/Ward MeetingSr.NoName of Officer/ employee deputed by ERO to attend meetingAddress of place where electoral roll reading meeting was heldDate of meetingSerial number of part or parts of electoral roll/s read in the meetingNumber of persons who attended the meetingNumber of persons above 80 years of age in the rollNumber of families with more than 10 persons registered as voters in rollNumber of dead voters in rollNumber of shifted votersNumber of claims and objections received up till date of this meetings1234567891011a11b11c11d11e8A6ASignature of BLOName of BLODesignationPart No : AC Name:Signature of officer deputedName of OfficerDesignation of OfficerSignature of TalatiName of TalaltiVillage/Sehra:Please note: This report is to be send directly to the Office of the concerned AERO, with a copy marked to the concerned ERO* List of names given in column 7,8,9,10 to be read out in the gramshbha
179 Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored This slide can be used to recap what they studied in the previous sessionAldous Huxley
180 Knowledge on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) Balloting unit is in the voting compartment“Cu is managed by Presiding/ Polling officer”The machine has been devised by ECI in collaboration with Bharat Electronics Ltd. (Bangalore) and Electronic Corporation of India Ltd. (Hyderabad)
181 Advantages of Electronic Voting Machine The voter can press the blue button against his choiceVery useful in areas where people are not literateFour Ballot Units can be attached to it, covering 64 candidatesCan record 3840 votesRuns on battery, thus saves electricity
182 Can be helpful in preventing booth capturing as machine is set to record only 5 votes in a minuteEnsures the principle of 'one man-one vote' as the machine getslocked once the button is pressed for a particular candidateThe pace of poll is increased as the time taken in folding ballot paper is savedIt saves printing of millions of ballot papers further saving the cost of printing, transportation, storage and distributionThe counting can be done in 2 to 3 hrs against 30 – 40 hrstaken in physically counting ballot papers
183 DOs Read the EVM Manual carefully before operating the EVM Press the latches gently and only in the manner specifiedProtect the EVM from dust, heat, rain, fire and other such hazardousenvironmentsUse Power pack specially suppliedRemove Power pack from the Control Unit ONLY AFTER COUNTINGIS OVEREnsure that the covers of the compartments / Sections in the BallotUnit and the Control Unit rest properly on the plain surface whenopened
184 DON'Ts Do not exert undue pressure on latches, hinges etc. keep EVM near heater or other hot objectsallow molten lac/sealing wax to fall on the EVM while sealingforce open the covers or doors of various sectionsremove the Strip Seal until the Control Unit is on counting tableremove power pack from the Control Unit used for pollforce the connector fixed at the end of the Interconnecting cable into the connector of Control Unit in the reverse directionpull the Interconnecting cable while disconnecting it from the Control unit without pressing the spring type clips on the hood of the connector
185 Let’s us be Team Players Show the clip and tell that even an untrained person is able to carry out work with great ease and here we are all trained with full support from the government
186 Show the clip and tell that we need to work together in order to see that we succeed in our mission Thank You