UP CEO ensuring Model Code violations are under check

Model Code

Lucknow: Chief Electoral Officer of the state,  Navdeep Rinwa said that with the announcement of the election dates of Lok Sabha General Election-2024 by the Election Commission of India on March 16, 2024, there is a need to conduct free, fair, peaceful, fear-free, inducement-free, inclusive and safe voting in the state. For this, the model code of conduct is being effectively implemented in the entire state.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that to ensure effective compliance of the Model Code of Conduct, a total of 1,36,13,970 publicity materials have been removed from public and private places so far.

In this, 83,42,728 promotional materials were removed from public places and 52,71,242 promotional materials were removed from private places.

During this period, action was taken in 9,22,709 cases of wallwriting, 38,33,853 of posters, 23,39,409 of banners and 12,46,757 other cases from public places.

Similarly, action was taken in 7,25,626 cases of wallwriting, 24,34,501 of posters and 13,13,663 of banners and other 7,97,452 cases in private places.

Similarly, till now action has been taken in 1278 cases of misuse of beacon lights and flags in vehicles and 2194 cases of violation of Loudspeaker Act.

111 FIRs have been registered in total 117 cases, including 06 in NCR, in connection with holding meetings and speeches without permission, distributing cash to woo voters, beacon lights in vehicles, misuse of flags and other cases.

CEO Navdeep Rinwa: Navdeep Rinwa is a 1999 batch IAS officer, he is originally from Punjab. At this time he was posted on the post of Divisional Commissioner of Aligarh, he has also been the Commissioner of Ayodhya.

The Election Commission of India has appointed 1999 batch IAS officer Navdeep Rinwa as the new Chief Electoral Officer of UP. Navdeep is currently posted as Commissioner in Aligarh and has been appointed in place of IAS Ajay Kumar Shukla. It is considered important to change the Chief Electoral Officer of the state before the Lok Sabha elections 2024.

Navdeep Rinwa is a 1999 batch IAS officer and is originally from Fazilka, Punjab.  Navdeep had also been the MD of UP Transport Corporation. Navdeep has also served as DM of Mau, Pilibhit, Badaun and Lakhimpur Kheri.


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