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  1. General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand 2019- Commission's Direction regarding transmission of postal ballot papers for service voters- electronically regarding

    General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand 2019- Commission's Direction regarding transmission of postal ballot papers for service voters- electronically regarding

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  2. Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Chhattisgarh– regarding.

    Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Chhattisgarh– regarding.
     

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  3. Draft Recruitment Rules for Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts.

    Draft Recruitment Rules for Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts.
     

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  4. Instructions regarding release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme

    General Elections to Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra - Instructions regarding release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

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  5. Commission's order dated 19.4.2019 to Sh Satpal Satti along with letter to all Chief Electoral Officers

    1. Commission's Order to
    Sh. Satpal Satti, 
    State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, 
    Una, Himachal Pradesh
    2. Commission's Letter to all CEOs
    ORDER
    Whereas, the Commission has announced the schedule for holding the General Election to the House of the People, 2019 vide Press Note no. ECI/PN/23/2019, dated 10/03/2019 and provisions of Model Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates have come into force from that very date; and
    Whereas, para 2 of Part I ‘General Conduct’ of “Model Code of Conduct, for the guidance of Political Parties and Candidates” provides:-
     “Criticism of other political parties, when made, shall be confined to their policies and programme, past record and work. Parties and Candidates shall refrain from criticism of all aspects of private life, not connected with the public activities of the leaders or workers of other parties. Criticism of other parties or their workers based on unverified allegations or distortion shall be avoided”; and
    Whereas, the Commission, vide its letter no. 437/6/INST/2013-CC&BE, dated 28th November, 2013, advised all the political parties and candidates to refrain from any deeds/actions/otherwise that may be construed as being repugnant to honour and dignity of women; and
    Whereas, the Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh vide his letter, dated 16th April, 2019 has forwarded a copy of a video clip of the speech delivered by Sh. Satpal Satti, State President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Himachal Pradesh on 13th April 2019, during a public meeting in Ramshaher of Solan District in Himachal Pradesh, wherein he made the following statement:-
    आपके परिवार के अन्दर 3 प्राईम मिनिस्टर रहे है। आपको यही पता नहीं लगता की बोलना क्या है। मंच के उपर से नरेन्द्र मोदी जी को चोर बोल रहे है कि चौकीदार चोर है। भाईया तेरी मां की जमानत हुई है, तेरी अपनी जमानत हुई है, तेरी जीजे की जमानत हुई है। पूरे टबर (परिवार) की जमानत हुई है। नरेन्द्र मोदी की न जमानत हुई है, न केस बना है, न किसी ने  सजा दी है। तू कौन होता है जज की तरह चोर बोलने वाला। एक पंजाबी व्यक्ति ने फेस बुक पे लिखा । रणधीर शर्मा ने कि मैं आपको बोल के नहीं, मैं आपको बोल नहीं सकता क्योंकि राहुल जी के बारे में हम भी बोल नहीं सकते क्यांेकि ऐ नेशनल पार्टी के लीड़र है और 3 बार कि एम0पी0 है। मैंने कहा लिखा क्या बोल तो दो। बोला लिखा नहीं। आप थोड़ा जरा फेस-बुक पर पढ़ों देखों हमसे भी ज्यादा गुस्सा लोगो को है। उसने लिखा है मै भारी मन से बोल रहा हूं उसने लिखा है कि अगर देश का चौकीदार चोर है और अगर तू बोलता है तो तू श्$$$$$$$$श् है। उसने इसलिए लिखा फेस बुक के उपर यानि लोगो को गुस्सा आता है कि देश के ईमानदार प्राईम मिनिस्टर को जो कहता है कि मैं आने वाला प्राईम मिनिस्टर हूं । मैं इस देश का प्राईम मिनिस्टर बनना चाहता हूं लेकिन मैं इस देश के प्राईम मिनिस्टर को चोर बोलता हूं मचं से खड़ा होकर।  
    Whereas, the said statement of Sh. Satpal Satti has been widely published in the electronic, print media and social media; and
    Whereas, an FIR no. 21/2019 dated 16.4.2019 under Section 294 of Indian Penal Code and under Section 125 of Representation of the people Act, 1951 has been lodged against Sh. Satpal Satti, State President Bharatiya Janata Party, Himachal Pradesh for his indecent and repugnant comments against President of Indian National Congress and
    Whereas, the Commission has observed that the impugned statement made by Sh. Satpal Satti is not only indecent but also derogatory and totally uncalled for; and
    Whereas, the Commission, based on the available evidence and material facts, is convinced that the statement made by Sh. Satpal Satti is in violation of the aforesaid provisions contained in para 2 of Part-1 General Conduct of the Model Code of Conduct and the Commission’s advisory, dated 28th November, 2013; and
    Now, therefore, the Commission, without prejudice to any Order/Notice issued or to be issued in the matter relating to MCC violations to Sh. Satpal Satti, State President of BJP, hereby, strongly condemns the impugned statement made by him during election campaign held at Ramshaher of Solan District in Himachal Pradesh and reprimands Sh. Satpal Satti for the above said misconduct. The Commission, under Article 324 of the Constitution of India and all other powers enabling in this behalf, bars Sh. Satpal Satti from holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows and interviews, public utterances in media (electronic, print, social media) etc. in connection with ongoing elections for 48 hours from 10 AM on 20th April, 2019 (Saturday).
     

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  6. Postal ballot facility for the categories of Senior Citizen and Persons with Disabilities-Direction and guidelines-reg.

    Postal ballot facility for the categories of Senior Citizen and Persons with
    Disabilities-Direction and guidelines-reg.

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  7. Application of Model Code of Conduct - General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2018- reg.

    Application of Model Code of Conduct - General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2018- reg. 
     

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  8. Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Mizoram– regarding.

    Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Mizoram– regarding.
     

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  9. Bye Elections to the State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2019- Commission's order regarding identification of electors

    Bye Elections to the State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2019- Commission's order regarding identification of electors

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  10. Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme - General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019

    Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme - General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019

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  11. Filling up of 02 (Two) post of Assistant Director (Electoral Rolls), 04 (four) posts of Assistant Director (Law), one (01) post of Deputy Director (Law) and one (01) post of Joint Director (Law) in the Secretariat of the ECI on deputation basis.

    Filling up of 02 (Two) post of Assistant Director (Electoral Rolls), 04 (four) posts of Assistant Director (Law), one (01) post of Deputy Director (Law) and one (01) post of Joint Director (Law) in the Secretariat of the Election Commission of India on deputation basis. 

    भारत निर्वाचन आयोग सचिवालय में सहायक निदेशक (निर्वाचक नामावलियां) के 02(दो), सहायक निदेशक (विधि) के 04(चार) पदों, उप निदेशक (विधि) का एक(01) पद प्रतिनियुक्ति के आधार पर भरा जाना।
     

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  12. Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls of intensive nature w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date – Cluster Registration and Special Camps for Persons with Disabilities - regarding

    Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls of intensive nature w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date – Cluster Registration and Special Camps for Persons with Disabilities - regarding 

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  13. General Election from 96- Patkura Assembly Constituency of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu-Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme

    General Election from 96- Patkura Assembly Constituency of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu-Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

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  14. Commission's Notice dated 20th April, 2019 to Shri Navjot Singh Sidhu, Leader of Indian National Congress

    Commission's Notice to
    Shri Navjot Singh Sidhu,
    Leader of Indian National Congress
    NOTICE
    Whereas, the Commission has announced the schedule for holding the General Election to the House of the People, 2019 vide Press Note no. ECI/PN/2019, dated10/03/2019 and provisions of Model Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates have come into force from that very date; and
    Whereas, the Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar, vide his letter dated  16th April, 2019  has forwarded a copy of video clip of the speech delivered by you on 15th April, 2019 at Blocks Barsoi and Barari of Katihar District in Bihar wherein you have made the following statements:-
    " ..........मैं अपने मुस्लिम भाईयों को एक ही बात कहने आया हूं कि आप ये ऐसी constituency  है जहाॅ आप Minority  बनके Majority   में हो 62 फीसदी constituency  में आपका वर्चस्व है ये BJP वाले शडयंत्रकारी लोग आपको बाॅंटने का प्रयास करेंगे। आपके वोट को बाॅंटने का प्रयास करेंगे। मैं कहता हूँ  अगर आप इकट्ठे आये तो तारिक साहब को भी दुनिया की कोई भी ताकत हरा नहीं पायेगी" and

     "..........आज साज़िश हो रही है पूर्णिंया में। मैं आप सब को चेतावनी देने आया  हूँ मुस्लिम भाईयों आप 64 प्रतिशत  आबादी हो यहाॅं पे। मेरे मुसलमान भाई जितने भी हैं वो ये मेरी पगड़ी है। आप सब लोग पंजाब मे भी काम करने जाते हो पंजाब में हमारी तरफ से प्यार मिलता है, मेहमां जो हमारा होता है जान से प्यारा होता है। अगर आपको कोई दिक्कत हो पंजाब में मैं मंत्री हूं जिस दिन पंजाब आईयेगा सिद्धू को अपने साथ खड़ा पाईयेगा कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर खड़ा पाईयेगा लेकिन मै आपको चेतावनी देने आया हूंॅ बहनों भाईयों ये बाॅंट रहे हैं आपको। मुस्लिम भाईयों वो यहाॅं पे आपको ओबैसी साहब जैसे लोगों को लाकर एक नई पार्टी साथ में खड़ी करके आप लोगों की वोटें बाॅंट के ये जीतना चाहते है। अगर तुम लोग इकट्ठे हुए 64 प्रतिशत आपकी आबादी है Minority Majority  में है यहां पे यदि तुम इकट्ठे हुए और इकट्ठे होकर एकजुट वोट डाला तो सब उलट जायेंगे मोदी सुलट जायेगा छक्का लग जायेगा......."; and
    Whereas, it has been informed that FIR has been lodged against you for these statements under relevant sections of Law in Barsoi Police Station of Katihar District ; and
    Whereas, your said statement has been widely published in the electronic and print media; and 
    Whereas, Para (3) of part I ‘General Conduct’ of “Model Code of Conduct for the guidance of Political Parties and Candidates”, inter-alia, provides that there shall be no appeal to caste or communal feelings for securing votes, and Para (4) of the said part I provides that all parties and candidates shall avoid scrupulously all activities which are corrupt practices and offences under the election law; and
    Whereas, sub-section (3) of Section 123 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which deals with ‘Corrupt Practices’ provides:
    “The appeal by a candidate or his agent or by any other person with the consent of a candidate or his election agent to vote or refrain from voting for any person on the ground of his religion, race, caste, community or language or the use of, or appeal to religious symbols or the use of, or appeal to, national symbols, such as the national flag  or the national emblem, for the furtherance of the prospects of the election of that candidate or for prejudicially affecting the election of any candidate….”; and
    Whereas, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, vide judgement and Order dated 2.1.2017, in CivilAppeal No 37 of 1992 (Abhiram Singh vs C. D. Commachen), with Civil Appeal No.8339 of 1995, has held that Religion and Caste cannot be used by anyone while making any statement during electioneering or otherwise; and
    Whereas, the Commission is prima facie of the opinion that you have violated the aforesaid provisions of the MCC and the R. P. Act,1951 and also wilfully disobeyed the aforesaid Order of Hon'ble Supreme Court by making the impugned statements;
    Now, therefore, the Commission, after considering the available material and extant instructions on the matter, has decided to provide you an opportunity to explain your stand regarding the said statement. Your explanation shall be submitted within 24 hours of receipt of this Notice, failing which the Commission shall take a decision without further reference to you.

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  16. General Election to Legislative Assembly of Sikkim, 2014- uploading of wrong Form 26 (Affidavit) submitted to by the contesting candidate Shri G.M Gurung on the website of the Election Commission of India and Chief Electoral Officer, Sikkim-reg.

    General Election to Legislative Assembly of Sikkim, 2014- uploading of wrong Form 26 (Affidavit) submitted to by the contesting candidate Shri G.M Gurung on the website of the Election Commission of India and Chief Electoral Officer, Sikkim-reg. 

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  17. General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2O18 – MCC - Screening Committee - regarding.

    General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2O18 – MCC - Screening Committee - regarding. 
     

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  18. A few amendment made in the Commission’s Instruction No. 464/INST-VS/2014 dated 21.03.2014 regarding Distribution of Photo Voter Slip.

    A few amendment made in the Commission’s Instruction No. 464/INST-VS/2014 dated 21.03.2014 regarding Distribution of Photo Voter Slip.
     

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  19. Appointment of Polling Agents -Comprehensive Instructions/Directions - regarding.

    Appointment of Polling Agents -Comprehensive Instructions/Directions - regarding. 
    (bilingual)
     
     

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  20. Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date and Elector’s Verification Programme in Haryana and Maharashtra - regarding.

    By E-Mail/Speed Post
     
    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI -110001
    No.23/2019-ERS (Vol.-IV)
      Dated: 9th November, 2019
    To,
             The Chief Electoral Officers of
    1.      Haryana, Chandigarh, and
    2.      Maharashtra, Mumbai.
     
    Subject: -        Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date and Elector’s Verification Programme - regarding.
     
    Reference:-
        1.  Letter No.23/LET/ECI/FUNC/ERD-ER/2019, dated 25.07.2019
        2.  Letter No.23/2019-ERS (Vol.-III), dated 31.07.2019
        3.  Letter No.23/LET/ECI/FUNC/ERD-ER/2019, dated 02.08.2019
        4.  Letter No.23/2019-ERS (Vol.-III), dated 30.08.2019
        5.  Letter No.23/2019-ERS (Vol.-III), dated 28.09.2019
        6.  Letter No.23/2019-ERS (Vol.-III), dated 12.10.2019
    Sir,
    I am directed to state that as per existing policy, revision of electoral rolls with reference to 1st January of the coming year as the qualifying date is done in later part of each year in all States/UTs (normally in the last quarter of a year). Since general election to Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtrahave recently been concluded, the commission has decided that a Special Summary Revision be undertaken in the States of Haryana and Maharashtra to give opportunity to the left out electors and new electors who are going to be eligible for enrollment with reference to 01.01.2020as the qualifying date. The Commission, taking all aspects into consideration, has directed to undertake Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls of intensive nature w.r.t. 01.01.2020 as qualifying date in the States of Haryanaand Maharashtra as per the schedule below:-
     
    S.No.
    Activity
    Period
    Pre- Revision activities:-
      1.
    Elector’s Verification Programme (EVP) in a campaign mode with the help of SVEEP and other pre-revision activities including rationalization of polling stations.
     From 11.11.2019 (Monday) to 20.12.2019 (Friday)
    Revision Activities:-
    2.
    Publication of Integrated draft electoral roll
    On 30.12.2019 (Monday)
    3.
    Period for filing claims & objections
    30.12.2019 (Monday) to
    30.01.2020  (Thursday)
    4.
     
     
    Special campaign dates
     
     
    04.01.2020 (Saturday) &
    05.01.2020 (Sunday)
    11.01.2020 (Saturday) &
    12.01.2020 (Sunday)
    5.
    Disposal of claims and objections
    By 10.02.2020 (Monday)
    6.
    Checking of health parameters and obtaining Commission’s permission for final publication
    By 20.02.2020 (Thursday)
    7.
    Updating database and printing of supplements
    By 26.02.2020 (Wednesday)
    8.
    Final publication of electoral roll
    On 02.03.2020 (Monday)
             2.         The Commission has decided that the revision shall be a Special Summary Revision with reference to 01.01.2020 as the qualifying dateand shall be undertaken as per the above schedule, in accordance with provisions contained inManual on Electoral Roll, 2016 along with subsequent relevant instructions.
    3.         The CEO shall go through the schedule and if any minor change in the above schedule is required, a request should be made with full justification to the Secretary/Pr.Secretary in charge of the concerned territorial division in the Commission,for the Commission’s approval within seven days from the date of issue of this letter. No change in the schedule approved by the Commission will be permitted, thereafter.

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  21. Directions to candidates and political parties for publishing declaration regarding criminal cases of candidates and Amendment in Form 26 (addressed to the CEOs)

    Directions to candidates and political parties for publishing declaration regarding criminal cases of candidates and Amendment in (addressed to the CEOs) 
     

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  22. General Elections to the House of People, 2019 – Change of polling timing in 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency

    By Mail/camp bag
    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    NirvachanSadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
    No. 464/J&K-HP/2019/NS-1                                     Dated: 19thApril, 2019
    To
                       The Chief Electoral Officer,
                       Jammu and Kashmir,
                       Srinagar.
     
    Subject:      General Elections to the House of People, 2019 – Change of polling timing-Reg.
    Sir,
                                          I am directed to forward herewith a copy of the Commission’s Notification No. 464/EPS/2019(3) dated 19th April, 2019 regarding change of hours of poll in respect of 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency.
    You are requested to kindly make the necessary arrangements for its publication in State Gazette. Wide publicity be given through all possible media and the political parties should be informed in writing.
    Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this letter.
                                                                                                              Yours faithfully,
                                                                                       (SUMIT MUKHERJEE)
    PRINCIPAL SECRETARY
     
     
     
    TO BE PUBLSIHED IN AN EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE OF INDIA, PART-II, SECTION 3(iii) IMMEDIATELY.
    TO BE RE-PUBLSIHED IN AN EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE OF JAMMU & KASHMIR STATE IMMEDIATELY.
     
     
     
    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
     
    No. 464/EPS/2019(3)                                                                                                           Dated: 19th April, 2019.
    29 Chaitra, 1941(Saka)
     
    NOTIFICATION
     
    WHEREAS, the Election Commission of India by Notification No. 464/EPS/2019(3), dated 28th March, 2019 issued under Section 30 read with Section 56 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) has fixed the hours of poll in respect of 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency in the State of Jammu and Kashmir from 7.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.; and
    WHEREAS, after considering the reports of District Administration, Police Administration, Observers and Chief Electoral Officer and taking into account all material circumstances including law and order situation comprised within the said 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
    Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 56 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 read with Section 21 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (10 of 1897), the Election Commission of India hereby makes the following amendments in its notification dated 28th March, 2019 referred to above, namely:-
    In the Table of the SCHEDULE appended to the said notification, against 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, for the existing entries in column 4,  , following entries shall respectively be substituted:-
    State
    Parliamentary Constituency/Assembly Constituency segment
    Date of Poll
    Hours of poll
    1
    2
    3
    4
    Jammu & Kashmir
    In all the Polling Stations falling in Anantnag District.
    23rd April, 2019 (Tuesday)
    07.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.
    In all the Polling Stations falling in Kulgam District.
    29th April, 2019 (Monday)
    07.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.
    In all the Polling Stations falling in Shopian & Pulwama Districts.
    6th May, 2019 (Monday)
    07.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.
     
    By order,
     
    (SUMIT MUKHERJEE)
    PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

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  23. Immediate action to be taken for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct after announcement of General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2018- regarding.

    Immediate action to be taken for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct after announcement of General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2018- regarding. 
     

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  24. General Elections to the State Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019- Commission's order regarding identification of electors.

    General Elections to the State Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019- Commission's order regarding identification of electors- Bilingual.

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  25. Providing facilities to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) – reg.

    Providing facilities to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) – reg. 
    (Bilingual)

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