Divyang and octogenarian voters to get postal ballot facility

Divyang and octogenarian voters to get postal ballot facility: Jamshedpur DC
Divyang and octogenarian voters to get postal ballot facility: Jamshedpur DC

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 differently-abled voters.

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 casting vote.

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 said.

Shukla said so far 20 polling booths have been identified where voting percentage was low during the last Lok Sabha elections.


Senior Citizens Club Udhampur visits Divyang Ashram

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.