IAS officers appointed to monitor revision of TN electoral rolls

Chennai: Election Commission of India has appointed 10 IAS officers to monitor the ongoing special summary revision of photo electoral rolls 2021.

A statement from the Chief Electoral Officer of Tamilnadu said the observers will monitor the revision process in the districts allocated to them.

The observers are: Dr Atul Anand, Commissioner of Economics & Statistics, has been appointed observer for Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu districts; R Kirlosh Kumar, Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board has been appointed for Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Vellore, Tirupattur and Ranipet districts; Sigy Thomas Vaidhyan, Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation Limited, has been appointed for Madurai, Theni, Virudhunagar districts; M S Shanmugam, Commissioner of Museums, has been appointed for Nagapattinam, Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts; Jothi Nirmalasamy, Managing Director, Tamilnadu Corporation for Development of Women Limited, has been appointed for Kanniyakumari, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Tenkasi districts.

The officials will make at least three visits to the districts allocated to them during the entire period of revision. They will visit some of the polling stations, convene meetings with representatives of political parties and meet the public for any roll related complaints/issues. They will later submit a report to the Election Commission of India.

The draft rolls have been published in all the districts in the designated locations (mostly polling station locations which are school buildings) and they have also been posted on the website: elections.tn.gov.in.

Copies of the electoral rolls would also be handed over to the recognised political parties by the District Election Officers, Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said in an official release.