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EC: Elaborate poll expense monitoring mechanism

An elaborate election expenditure monitoring mechanism has been put in place in all the 70 Assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand.



Dehra Dun: An elaborate election expenditure
monitoring mechanism has been put in place in all the 70
Assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand to ensure compliance of
orders for maintenance of accounts of expenditure incurred by
candidates.

"Maintenance of the day to day account of election
expenditure by the candidate is mandatory. In order to monitor
day to day election expenditure incurred by candidates, the
election expenditure mechanism has been put in place in each
constituency," state`s Chief Electoral Officer Radha Raturi
said.

Raturi said though the account of election expenditure is
required to be submitted within 30 days from the date of the
declaration of the result, the monitoring has to be done on a
regular basis during the campaign period.

The monitoring teams would comprise Expenditure Observers
who have been drawn from the Indian Revenue Service and Indian
Customs and Central Excise Service and appointed by the EC for
specified constituencies.

Raturi said video surveillance teams have also been
deployed for each Assembly constituency.

Besides, flying squads would track illegal cash
transactions or distribution of liquor or any other item to
lure voters.

PTI

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