Jalandhar, April 22, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Mr. Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police Mr. Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Senior Superintendent of Police Mr. Navjot Singh Mahal today briefed the Election Expenditure observers about the arrangements made by the administration for expenditure monitoring during upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
During a meeting with the Election Expenditure Observers Ms. Preeti Chauhary, IRS and Mr. Amit Shukla, IRS here at the local Circuit House, the Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that the district administration was fully committed for holding free, fair and transparent polls in Jalandhar. They said that a district level Expenditure Monitoring Cell has already been constituted in the district with District Controller of Finance and Audit as its nodal officer. The officers said that the team comprising of 11 senior officers, with expertise in financial matters have been included in the cell.
The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police further said that the cell has been mandated to keep shadow observation registers to account the expenditure being made by the candidates during the elections. They said that these registers would be then compared with those maintained by the candidates at regular intervals as per the directions of the Expenditure Observers. The officers said that strict vigil was being ensured for effective and transparent functioning of the Expenditure Monitoring Teams in the district.
The Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police said that the officers in the cell have been already sensitized by the district administration to perform their duty diligently. They said that regular training has been organized to sharpen the skills of these teams during the election days.
On the occasion additional Deputy Commissioner Mr.Kulwant Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr.Gurmeet Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr.Sachin Gupta, Tehsildar Elections Mr Manjeet Singh and other were also present .