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Firm guide for voters
- From corporate meeting to reel prod, residents urged to exercise franchise & send right candidate to Parliament

The corporate sector in the steel city has its task cut out this election.

They will have to inform residents about the voting day and time and also spread necessary information to help people find their names on electoral rolls.

The decision was taken at a meeting convened by East Singhbhum deputy commissioner-cum-returning officer Amitabh Kaushal at the district collectorate on Friday.

The move is aimed at better implementation of the Election Commission’s Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme.

A recent survey carried out by the district administration among voters revealed that they were reluctant to exercise their franchise as they had problems in finding their names on electoral rolls.

Deputy commissioner Kaushal said that all corporate partners of the poll panel’s SVEEP programme would teach their employees and public in general how to check the rolls.

“People can check the voter list with booth-level officers, assistant electoral registration officers and electoral registration officers. They can also text SMSFAC followed by their voter ID number and send it to 9204750712. They can further browse www.jharkhand.gov.in and search for electorate database,” Kaushal told representatives of leading corporate houses such as Tata Steel, its subsidiary Jusco, TRF, TSPDL, Tata Hitachi, Tata Cummins, Lafarge and Tata Power.

The administration later conducted a meeting with representatives of Indian Medical Association, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Jamshedpur Bar Association.

The meeting directed all the associations and organisers to urge their members to vote on April 17.


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