UNAWARE OF THE RULES?

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - U.Sud­hakarreddy @times­group.com

of­fi­cers flunk test on poll rules Have to sit for sec­ond test re­turn­ing of­fi­cers to re­write test At least one-third ROs and AROs, who took the test have to re­peat. We are strin­gent in our cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Un­less they know the rules, they can’t con­duct elec­tions Hy­der­abad: At least 29 of 119 re­turn­ing of­fi­cers (ROs), in­clud­ing few IAS and IFoS of­fi­cials of rev­enue di­vi­sional of­fi­cer rank and above ap­pointed for each as­sem­bly con­stituency, have to re­take the exam on elec­tion rules, as they failed to se­cure above 80%. Also, 90 of 251 as­sis­tant re­turn­ing of­fi­cers have to re­write the test as they also scored less than 80% — the bench­mark for elec­tion duty.

Te­lan­gana chief elec­toral of­fi­cer Ra­jat Ku­mar said, “We com­pleted train­ing for ROs and AROs for all 119 As­sem­bly con- Pass Marks Of 15 re­turn­ing of­fi­cers above RDO rank, only two failed to clear the exam while one was ab­sent. An­other RO joined later for train­ing. Two IAS of­fi­cials work­ing as ROs in Hy­der­abad were cer­ti­fied by clear­ing the exam. Most of the 40 AROs of the rank of deputy tah­sil­dar and deputy mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner failed in the exam stituen­cies. At least one-third ROs and AROs, have to re­peat it. We are strin­gent in our cer­ti­fi­ca­tion. Un­less they know the rules, they can’t con­duct polls.”

Elec­tion au­thor­i­ties con­ducted train­ing for elec­tions and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ex­am­i­na­tion for all of­fi­cers across the state from Oc­to­ber 24-27. Ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties, if ROs and AROs fail the exam again, they will not be posted on duty and fresh can­di­dates will be en­listed.

—M Dana Kishore

—Ra­jat Ku­mar

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