The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, Dr Ranbir Singh on Tuesday has directed all the District Election Officers (DEOs) i.e. the District Magistrates of Delhi to comprehensively review the work of Booth Level Officers (BLOs).
Dr Singh also directed the officers that those BLOs who cannot handle smartphones should be replaced with tech-savvy BLOs.
This has been conveyed in a video conference held by the CEO with all DEOs and EROs regarding the ensuing Special Summary Revision-2022.
Dr Singh said, “with the introduction of the GARUDA App by the Election Commission of India, the work of BLOs will become faster, smarter and more transparent and the process of voter registration will become easier and more accurate.
About 2/3rd of the BLOs have already logged into to their user accounts on GARUDA App. DEOs have been asked to ensure that all BLOs log into their accounts on GARUDA App and tag the lat-long, photos and assured/ extended minimum facilities in respect of their polling stations in next 2 or 3 days.”
The CEO further directed all DEOs to interact with the BLOs on virtual platforms to educate and motivate them to further improve the inclusiveness, purity and accuracy of electoral rolls.
He exhorted the DEOs and EROs to provide effective leadership to the electoral machinery on ground with a view to achieve the objectives laid down by the Election Commission of India for SSR-2022 and hold every BLO responsible and accountable for the quality and health of the electoral roll of his/her assigned booth.
CEO, Delhi has further directed to ensure that six images of each polling station are uploaded in compliance with the directions of the ECI. A virtual tour of the polling station should also be made available for the convenience of electors.