E.V.M machines to be used in local body elections
Chairmanship of minister of state Mr. Agrawal
Bhopal, March 8, 2011 (Abdul Ahad Farhan): With a view to ensuring works of quality in various departments, Chief Technical Examiner-vigilance (C.T.E) will be expanded with strengthening its working in the state. E.B.M machines will be used in local body election as pilot project. Minister of State for General Administration, Narmada Valley Development and Aviation Mr. Kanhaiyalal Agrawal informed this at the meeting of advisory committee of Generation Administration today.
The meeting held at Vidhan Sabha meeting hall was attended by members Mr. Dhulsingh Dabar, General Administration Department Principal Secretary Mrs. Vijaya Shrivastava, Secretary Mr. Arun Tiwari, Secretary State Election Commission Miss Rajani Uikey, C.T.E Mr. B.K. Batham, Superintendent of Police E.O.W, Mr. Arvind Saxena, Deputy Director (Administration) of Academy of Administration Miss Sanjna Jain were present. The Minister of State Mr. Agrawal asked all the officials to carry out the works honestly so as to make the state a strong and prosperous at the wish of the Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Mr. Agrawal also sought cooperation from Lokayukta, E.O.W and C.T.E for elimination of corruption in the state. He said that General Administration Department has taken many a decision to improve the administrative system. As a part of improvement drive, regular examinations are being conducted to fill the vacant posts by Public Services Commission. Vacant posts of deputy collectors have been filled. The officials of not only state but also of all India services are being imparted training at Academy of Administration.
New posts have been sanctioned in E.O.W. Besides, vacant posts in Lokayukta and C.T.E will be filled very soon. It was informed at the meeting that Panchayat and Rural Development Department will be included in C.T.E in order to ensure developmental works of quality. State Election Commission Secretary Miss Rajani Uikey informed that E.V.M machines would be used as pilot project in local body elections. In the first phase, 600 E.V.M machines will be purchased.
Superintendent of Police, E.O.W. Mr. Arvind Saxena informed that the Lokayukta organisation would be strengthened to investigate the matter after the recruitment of 148 new posts. The new building of E.O.W will be completed within next six months. C.T.E Mr. B.K. Batham informed that a total of Rs 4 crore 8 lakh 45 thousand has been recovered from contractors, officials and employees on found irregularities in works with disposing four serious and 270 general cases till February 1 2011.