New Delhi: The Election Commission has decided
to do away with videography of each table during counting of votes on March 6, in view of difficulty expressed by the Chief
Electoral Officers of Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
In a letter to all Chief Electoral Officers, the
Commission in its meeting held today, decided that its earlier
instructions of having videography of proceedings of each
counting table will be done away with.
"Now, in view of the practical and administrative
difficulties explained by the CEOs of Punjab, Uttarakhand and
Uttar Pradesh, the Commission has reviewed the matter and
decided that videography of each counting table shall not be
necessary," the Commission`s letter to CEOs states.
The Commission has also directed that during each round
of counting, counting supervisors will ensure that at the time
of pressing the result button on the control unit of the EVM,
the counting agents of all candidates are shown the display
panel of the control unit to their satisfaction so that they
can note down the votes polled in favour of each candidate as
displayed on the control unit display panel.
In case a counting agent desires to have the result
displayed on EVM more than once, it shall be done by counting
supervisor to the satisfaction of counting agents, it said.
The Commission has also directed that when tabulation
sheet of each polling booth(form-17-C) is received at the RO?s
table, it will be the responsibility of the Returning Officer
to show it to the candidates, their election agents and
counting agents sitting at the Returning Officer`s table to
enable them to note down the results of each candidate for
each polling station.