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Observer Instructions

  

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  1. All Central Observers (General, Police and Expenditure) deployed in ensuing General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan-2018 may kindly note that the Commission’s review meeting via VC will be held on 03.12.2018 from 3:00 PM onwards

    "All Central Observers (General, Police and Expenditure) deployed in ensuing General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan-2018 may kindly note that the Commission’s review meeting via Video conference will be held on 03.12.2018 from 3:00 PM onwards" 

    "All central Observers (General, Police and Expenditure) deployed in ensuing General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan-2018 are requested to upload their ‘Status Note’ with respect to their AC(s)/District by 02.12.2018 positively” 

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  2. Review point for Central Observers 18.12.2017 After Second VC

    Review point for Central Observers 18.12.2017 After Second VC

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  3. Counting Arrangement Report

    Counting Arrangement Report

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  4. Code of ethics for Central Observers of Commission

    Code of ethics for Central Observers of the Commission - Regarding.
     

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  5. Working Protocol of Observers(General & Police) For General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry 2016

    Working Protocol of Observers (General & Police) for General Elections to the  Legislative Assemblies of Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry 2016 - Regarding. 

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  6. Status Notes for central observers

    'Status Note' by Central Observers for video-conference - General Election for Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry -2016 - Regarding.
     

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  7. Role of Observers in Conducting Free, Fair & Peaceful Elections

    Role of Observers in Conducting Free, Fair & Peaceful Elections
    ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS-2016 - ASSAM, KERALA, PUDUCHERRY, TAMIL NADU & WEST BENGAL
     

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  8. Briefing for the observers - GE to Legislative Assemblies of Assam and West Bengal 2016

    Briefing for the observers of General Elections for Legislative Assembly 2016 in Assam and West Bengal 10th March 2016

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  9. Role of Observers-GE to Legislative Assemblies of Assam & West Bengal 2016

    Role of Observers
    GENERAL ELECTION TO LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES OF ASSAM & WEST BENGAL 2016

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  10. New Mechanism to monitor Election Expenditure for General Observers 2016

    New Mechanism to monitor Election Expenditure for General Observers 2016

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  11. Role of Observers in Conducting Free, Fair & Peaceful Elections

    Role of Observers in Conducting Free, Fair & Peaceful Elections
    ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS-2016 - ASSAM, KERALA, PUDUCHERRY, TAMIL NADU & WEST BENGAL
     

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  12. Ethical & Informed Voting

    ETHICAL & INFORMED VOTING

    13 downloads

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  13. New Mechanism to monitor Election Expenditure for General Observers 2016

    Election Expenditure Monitoring [EEM]
    Briefing of Expenditure Observers
    Assembly Elections in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry 2016
     

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  14. Observer Portal Briefing

    A Presentation on the use of IT Applications in Elections
     

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  15. Role of Observers

    Role of Observers
    GENERAL ELECTION TO LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES 2016

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  16. Telangana Central Observers are requested to upload their ‘Status Note’ with respect to their AC(s)/District by 27.11.2018 positively

    All Central Observers
    (General, Policeand Expenditure)
    All central Observers (General, Police and Expenditure) deployed in ensuing G E  to the State Legislative Assembly of Telangana-2018 are requested to upload their ‘Status Note’. with respect to their AC(s)/District by 27.11.2018 positively
     

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  17. Telangana Central Observer review meeting on 28.11.2018

    All Central Observers
    (General, Police and Expenditure)
    All Central Observers (General, Police and Expenditure) deployed in ensuing General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Telangana-2018 may kindly note that the Commission’s review meeting via Video-conference will be held on 28.11.2018 from 3:00 PM onwards.
     

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  18. The Fifth Report (Immediately after the counting of Votes)

    REVISED: The Fifth Report (Immediately after the counting of Votes)

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  19. Observer Report -3 : The Third Report (Immediately after completion of Poll)

    Revised Observer Report -3 : The Third Report (Immediately after completion of Poll)

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  20. Revised Handbook for Observer Document 18- Edition 3

    Download the Revised Handbook for Observers Feb 2018, Document 13- Edition 3

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  21. Madhya Pradesh Central Observer review meeting on 20.11.2018

    All central Observers (General, Police and Expenditure) deployed in ensuing General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh 2018 may kindly note that the Commission's review meeting via Video-Conferences will be held on 20.11.2018 
    All Central Observers (General, Police and Expenditure) deployed in ensuing General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh 2018 are requested to upload their 'Status Note' with respect to their AC (s) / District by 20.11.2018 positively.

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  22. Revision of threshold Election Expenditure/Donation through cash transaction in a single day by the Candidates/Political Parties above Rs. 10,000/- (Ten Thousands) by cheque, DD, RTGS/NEFT or other electronic mode etc.

    Revision of  threshold Election Expenditure/Donation through cash transaction in a  single day  by the Candidates/Political Parties above Rs. 10,000/-
    1. It has been stated that the maximum amount for incurring expenditure in cash is Rs. 20,000/-. The threshold of Rs. 20,000/- for incurring of election expenditure by crossed account payee cheque, bank draft or by RTGS/NEFT has been revisited by the Commission having regard amendment made in Section 40 A (3) of the Income Tax Act, 1961  with effect from 1st April, 2017. It has been decided that henceforth all election expenditure/donation either by/to Candidate(s) or Political Parties exceeding Rs. 10,000/- (Ten Thousand) in all the situations covered in the afore-mentioned letters shall be incurred by crossed account payee cheque, or draft or by RTGS/NEFT or any other electronic mode linked with bank account of the Candidate opened for  election purpose or by Political Party.
     2. Accordingly, the figure/word mentioned as Rs. 20,000/- in Para (1) of  the Commission`s letter no. 76/Instructions/2011/EEM dated 7th April 2011, Para(v)  of  letter no. 76/Instructions/2013/EEPS/Vol. IV dated 15th October 2013, Para (3) of letter no.  76 /Instructions/EEPS/2015/Vol.II dated 9th June 2015, Para (iv) of the letter no.  76/PPEMS/Transparency/2013 dated 29th August 2014 and Para (5) of letter no. 76/PPEMS/Transparency/2013 dated 19th November 2014 shall be substituted with word and figure Rs. 10,000/- (Ten Thousand).
    3. The instruction of the Commission shall come into effect prospectively from the date of issue of the letter. In those cases, where elections have been announced by the Commission, the instruction may immediately be brought to the notice of the Returning Officers, Expenditure Observers, Political Parties, Candidates and all other stake holders.
    4. This also disposes of the CEO, Rajasthan letter no.  PA.3(1)(2)I/Aaykar/Nirva./2018/8348, dated 24th October, 2018.

    (RAJAN JAIN)
     UNDER SECRETARY

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  23. Mizoram Central Observer review meeting on 22.11.2018

    All Central Observers (General, Police and Expenditure) deployed in ensuing General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Mizoram 2018 may kindly note that the Commission's review meeting via Video-Conferences will be held on 22.11.2018 from 11 AM onwards
    All Central Observers (General, Police and Expenditure) deployed in ensuing General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Mizoram 2018 are requested to upload their 'Status Note' with respect to their AC (s) / District by 20.11.2018 positively.

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  24. Review Points for Central Observers

    Review Points for Central Observers
    1.Polling Station:
    Assured Minimum Facilities(AMP), standard voting compartment (with increased height of voting compartment). Voter Assistance Booth for ease of voters. All Women Managed Polling Station. Special Facilitation for differently-abled, visually-challenged, women, elderly, leprosy affected etc. Voter Facilitation Posters. 2.Electoral Roll:
    Modified Photo Voter Slip (with larger photo of the voter and location of the polling booth) distribution arrangements & monitoring. Voter guide distribution. 3.Model Code of Conduct:
    Mechanism of strict enforcement of MCC- flying squads, excise teams, border check posts etc. Arrangements for “SOPs for last 72 hrs. till counting” and strict compliance. 4.Vulnerability Mapping:
    Whether list of vulnerable pockets/hamlets have been identified by the DM/SP and RO and have theyvisited them. Whether proper arrangement has been made for monitoring liquor production units and liquor outlets. Details of action taken on this front so far. 5.Quality and Fidelity of the Transportation Plan and Communication Plan and arrangements for communication-shadow areas.
    6.Training and deployment of Micro-observers.
    7.Training of polling staff with special focus on electoral process, EVMs & VVPATs.
    8.Deployment of Forces:
    Whether deployment of CPFs and SAPs has been prepared as per the directions of the Commission. Whether vulnerable and critical polling stations have been identified and proper security measures havebeen adopted. Whether CPF has been used for route-marches/ area domination in the vulnerable pocketes/hamlets. Details of dates/time of such visits by CPF. Whether daily action plan of the CPF has been prepared in consultation with DEO/RO. Comment of effective CPF usage so far and shortcoming if any. 9.Complaint Redressal Mechanism:
    Whether complaint redressal mechanism based on website and Call Centers has been constituted. Whether the Call Center number has been given wide publicity. 10.IT Application:
    Whether new IT applications like cVIGIL, SAMADHAN, SUVIDHA, SUGAM single window permission system, vehicle management system etc. has been put in place. Details of action taken so far. Whether arrangements for Webcasting at identified critical polling stations have been made. Whether arrangements for CCTV monitoring and webcasting at various border check-posts, check- nakas and other sensitive and critical locations across the constituencies have also been made. 11.Arrangements for Poll Day Monitoring.
    12.Arrangements at the EVM Strong Room:
    Whether proper arrangements have been made for video recording of the EVM strong room. Whether proper arrangements have been made for temporary stay/shelter for the representatives of the political parties outside the EVM strong room. Whether proper lighting arrangements have been made. Whether plans for using the forces for securing the strong rooms where the EVMs and VVPATs are stored and for securing the counting centers and for other purposes, as required, have been formulated. 13.EVM Arrangements:
    Whether mock poll conducted during candidate setting on 5% randomly selected EVMs. Whether all polling officials adequetely trained on handling of EVMs & VVPATs in batch sizes of less than 50? How many batches conducted? Whether arrangments are being made to conduct hands on training and doubt clearing on EVMs How many EVMs/VVPATS found faulty during Candidate Setting? Are these entered in ETS? 14.Counting Day Arrangements:
    Whether proper management for reception of postal ballots has been arranged. Whether proper security arrangement have been made at the strong room as per Commission’s instructions. Whether CCTVs/Videography arrangements have been as per extant instructions of the Commission. Whether proper arrangements have been made for deployment of micro-observers at each table in counting centers. Whether proper arrangements have been made for the Counting Halls as per the Commission’s instructions. Whether proper barricading has been done inside and outside the Counting Centers. Whether the paths for carrying EVMs to the Counting Centers have been properly sanitized with adequate security measures. Whether proper arrangements have been made for the verification of VVPAT paper slips as per Commission’s instruction vide letter no. 51/8/VVPAT/2017-EMS dated 16.10.2017 and 05.12.2017. 15.Any other important issue.

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