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Lok Sabha ballot date talked about in inside notice just for reference objective, Delhi CEO workplace clarifies

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As questions arose about this being the attainable schedule of the upcoming polls, the Delhi CEO’s workplace issued a clarification. File
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As an inside notice circulated by the workplace of Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer mentioning April 16 because the tentative “ballot date” to assist officers schedule numerous actions “within the build-up” to the Lok Sabha elections created a flutter, the CEO’s workplace rushed to make clear that the date was “just for reference objective” for election officers and “has no bearing on the precise schedule of election”.

The Delhi CEO’s workplace had on January 19 issued a letter to all 11 district election officers, referring to the Election Planner issued by the Election Fee of India by which numerous actions within the build-up to the election have been given together with the timelines and durations for every exercise.

As questions arose about this being the attainable schedule of the upcoming polls, the Delhi CEO’s workplace on Tuesday issued a clarification.

“It’s required to plan and full numerous actions pertaining to election”, within the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the assertion mentioned.

“ECI Planner enlists all such essential actions and offers begin date and finish date with regards to an imaginary ballot date as reference level to provoke and full these actions”. Therefore the date talked about because the tentative ballot date within the letter was “just for reference objective” for the election officers and “has no bearing on the precise schedule of election”, which shall be introduced by ECI at an applicable time, the assertion mentioned.

The CEO workplace additionally posted on X: “Some media queries are coming referring to a round by @CeodelhiOffice to make clear whether or not April 16 is tentative ballot day for Lok Sabha elections. It’s clarified that this date was talked about just for ‘reference’ for officers to plan actions as per Election Planner of ECI”.

Lok Sabha polls in 2019 have been introduced on March 10 and have been held in seven phases from April 11 to Could 19. Votes have been counted on Could 23.


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