Model Code of Conduct comes into force

Srinagar, Nov 15: The Election Commission of India has ordered enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of notification issued by the EC for conducting of polls to the four Legislative Council seats under Panchayat quota in the state.
The state government Wednesday forwarded a communication in this regard from the Election Commission of India to various heads of departments and deputy commissioners.
It reads: “With this announcement, the following provisions of the Model Code of Conduct for the guidance of the Political Parties and Candidates have come into force with immediate effect in the state which is going to polls.
This may be brought to the notice of the Government/ministries/departments and all other offices of the Union Government and the concerned State,” reads the communication.
The Election Commission has asked ministers not to hold any official meeting with the Panchayat members, who form the electorate to the LC polls.
As per the orders, the EC has also put a total ban on transfer of Returning officer, Assistant returning officers and all the officials enlisted for election duties.
“This ban will be in force till the completion of election process,” reads the EC communication. KNS

Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 15 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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