Jamshedpur, Nov 5: Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Returning Officer Ravi
Shankar Shukla Tuesday said the Election Commission of India has for the first
time made voting through postal ballot available for Octagenarian and
Addressing media representatives,
the DC said for the purpose of availing postal ballot facility, a voter will
have to fill in Form 12D and apply to the district administration through post
or any representative. After verification, further steps will be taken by the
administration, he said.
Shukla said applications for postal
ballots may be made till 16th November. The polls will be held from
22nd November till 3rd December. He said the voters can
choose the method of voting. In case, the voter is not available at home on the
chosen polling day, their family will be intimated about the next date for
The Returning Officer said for the
first time in Jharkhand, Queue Management App will be used in the upcoming
state Assembly elections. This would help voters get information on their
mobile phones about queue of voters at their respective polling booths, he
Shukla said so far 20 polling booths have been identified where voting percentage was low during the last Lok Sabha elections.
UDHAMPUR: Senior Citizens Club Udhampur in its endeavour to reach the deserving segment of the society visited ‘Divyang Aashram’ Udhampur to fulfill the requirement projected by the inmates of the Aashram to the Club who had celebrated Diwali with Chair ridden inmates.
On the occasion District Superintendent of Police, presented a washing machine to the inmates of the ‘Divyang Aashram’ on behalf of the Club. The Club members also distributed sweets, fruits and other eatable items among the inmates. A large number of civil society members apart from Executive Body, Advisory Board and Members of the Senior Citizens Club assembled on the occasion to exhibit solidarity with the most deserving segment of the society.
Speaking on the occasion, President of the Club Mahadeep Singh Jamwal appealed to the society to come forward to render its social responsibilities towards the especially abled persons, and other segment of the society deserving special attention of the society and assured such fraternity that Club is always at the back and call of all those who feel any sort of assistance from the Senior Citizens Club Udhampur. District SP appreciated the efforts of Senior Citizens Club Udhampur towards the specially abled persons and Club role in awaking the society about social responsibilities they have towards society. He assured the inmates of the Aashram to provide all assistance to them from the Police platter.