Ranchi, Aug.30: If you don’t have a voter identity card yet, then the Ranchi district administration would surely be of assistance.
Running on a deadline to complete issuing all voter identity cards by September-end, the district administration has planned to launch a campaign next week.
At a meeting today, deputy commissioner Avinash Kumar set a one-month deadline for the respective heads. “The district has already finished preparing voter identity cards of about 53 per cent of the voters. In order to ensure that all the cards are issued, we would carry out extensive campaigns in blocks and villages,” said Kumar.
The district has 18 lakh voters, of which 1.2 lakh names were deleted this year on grounds of death or ineligibility to vote.
Kumar also conducted a meeting with the ward councillors of the Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) to discuss the issue. He sought their help to conduct campaigns across the city.
Kumar also told officers to take help of village heads and private organisations while preparing the voter identity cards.
With the Lok Sabha polls due next year, the Election Commission of India has asked deputy commissioners of the state to complete the task of printing voter identity cards by September-end.
The Election commissioner of India, Navin B. Chawla, during his visit had also learnt that several districts of Jharkhand had fared poorly in the task of preparing the photo-identity cards.