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The Surajpur Collector’s removal is not enough; he should be booked for assault

Lalit Shastri

After a video of the district collector of Surajpur district in Chhattisgath showing him snatching away the mobile phone from a youth and then smashing it on the road before slapping him and getting him beaten up mercilessly by the police went viral, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced that Ranveer Sharma, the officer in question has been removed from the post of Surajpur Collector with immediate effect and posted as Joint Secretary in the State Secretariat/Mantralaya.

Baghel has tweeted: ‘Through social media, the case of Surajpur Collector Ranbir Sharma misbehaving with a young man has come to my notice. It is very sad and condemnable. In Chhattisgarh, no such act will be tolerated at all. Instructions have been given to remove Collector Ranbir Sharma with immediate effect. Such conduct is not acceptable in the official life of any officer. I am upset with this incident. I apologize to the young man and his family.” 

The Chief Minister has also ordered that a new mobile phone be given to the victim.
The IAS Association has alao strongly condemned the Collector’s behaviour.

In a tweet the Association said: “It is unacceptable and against the basic tenets of the service & civility.Civil servants must have empathy & provide a healing touch to society at all times, more so in these difficult times.

The Chattisgarh Chief Minister’s response is like a face-saving action whereas the IAS Association is only offering lip service. 

For the outrageous act of violence, the district collector should have been dealt with most severely. He should be booked for assault and damage to personal property followed by show cause for misuse of govt authority and so on.

The incident took place when the Collector was on an inspection of the COVID lockdown with lathi wielding cops.

The errant officer has tendered an apology saying -“First the youth said that he was going to get vaccinated but did not have any document for that. Then he said that he was out to fetch medicine for his grandmother. He was also abusive in his behaviour. It is being said that he was 13 years old, while his age was 23-24 years. I got angry and in a huff slapped him. I apologize for my behavior.”

This collector should know, there is an established norm in the US, where they say: “if you lose your temper at the workplace, be prepared to lose your job”.

Three jawans martyred in Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

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Narainpur/Raipur: Three District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawans were martyred and 21 others were injured when a bus was blown up by Maoists through a landmine blast at Narainpur in Chhattisgarh.

The toll is likely to rise. Last Saturday, two Maoists were killed in an encounter with DRG personnel in the forest in the Kawasipara area in Dantewada district. 

Earlier in November 2020, two CoBRA personnel were killed and eight injured in a Maoist attack in Sukma in Chhattisgarh.

Assembly Election 2018: Congress emerges victorious in Hindi heartland

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Congress party has hit the jackpot in the Hindi heartland by sweeping the Assembly election in Chhattisgarh, establishing a formidable lead over the Bharatiya Janata Party in Rajasthan and emerging as the largest party in Madhya Pradesh.

While the Congress is certain to form its Government in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, there is also every indication that it would also return to power in Madhya Pradesh after 15-years of BJP rule. Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath, it is learnt, has sent a letter to the State Governor seeking appointment tonight to stake claim to form the new Government in the State.

 

ECI declares General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, RaJasthan, Mizoram & Telangana

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New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner of India O P Rawat today announced the election schedule for the General election to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana.

The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Mizoram are normally due to expire as follows:

The Governor of Telangana by his order on 6 September 2018 dissolved the Telangana Legislative Assembly with immediate effect,

By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read,with Article 1.72(l) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the people Act, 1951, and the judgement of the Supreme Court in Special Reference No. 1 of 2002, the Commission was required to hold general elections to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the States is Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Raiasthan & Mizoram before expiry of their present terms and in the State of Telangana, where the State Legislative Assembly has been prematurely dissolved, within a period of six months from the date of premature dissolution of the Assembly i,e. by 5 March 2019.

(1) Assembly Constituencies

The total number of’ Assembly Constituencies in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Mizoram and seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies order 2008, and the total number of Assembly Constituencies in Telangana and seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, as follows:

(2) Electoral Rolls:

The Commission, after visiting the poll bound States, had directed the State election machinery to ensure a smooth, effective, inclusive and time-bound completion of 2nd Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls with reference to 01.01.2018 as the qualifying date, so as to ensure that all eligible but un-enrolled citizens in the States are duly registered in the Electoral Rolls. Special efforts were made to identify the critical gaps in the electoral rolls and targeted SVEEP activities were carried out to address them.

The existing electoral rolls of all the Assemblies Constituencies in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Mizoram have been revised with reference to 1 January 2018 as the qualifying date and for Telangana, the existing electoral rolls will be revised with reference to 1 January 2019 as the qualifying date. The date of Final publication of electoral rolls in respect of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana are as follows:

 

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh, 2018

Phase – I

(For elections to 18 Assembly Constituencies listed in Annexure I)

Poll Events Schedule
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 16.10.2018 (TUESDAY)
Last Date of Nominations 23.10.2018 (TUESDAY)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 24.10.2018 (WEDNESDAY)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 26.10.2018 (FRIDAY)
Date of Poll 12.11.2018 (MONDAY)
Date of Counting 11.12.2018 (TUESDAY)
Date before which election shall be completed 13.12.2018 (THURSDAY)

 

Phase – II

(For elections to 72 Assembly Constituencies listed in Annexure II)

Poll Events Schedule
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 26.10.2018 (FRIDAY)
Last Date of Nominations 02.11.2018 (FRIDAY)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 03.11.2018 (SATURDAY)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 05.11.2018 (MONDAY)
Date of Poll 20.11.2018 (TUESDAY)
Date of Counting 11.12.2018 (TUESDAY)
Date before which election shall be completed 13.12.2018 (THURSDAY)

 

Schedule

Schedule for General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh, 2018 (All 230 ACs)

Poll Events Schedule
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 02.11.2018 (FRIDAY)
Last Date of Nominations 09.11.2018 (FRIDAY)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 12.11.2018 (MONDAY)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 14.11.2018 (WEDNESDAY)
Date of Poll 28.11.2018 (WEDNESDAY)
Date of Counting 11.12.2018 (TUESDAY)
Date before which election shall be completed 13.12.2018 (THURSDAY)

 

Schedule

Schedule for General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan, 2018 (All 200 ACs)

Poll Events Schedule
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 12.11.2018 (MONDAY)
Last Date of Nominations 19.11.2018 (MONDAY)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 20.11.2018 (TUESDAY)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 22.11.2018 (THURSDAY)
Date of Poll 07.12.2018 (FRIDAY)
Date of Counting 11.12.2018 (TUESDAY)
Date before which election shall be completed 13.12.2018 (THURSDAY)

 

Schedule

Schedule for General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Mizoram, 2018 (All 40 ACs)

Poll Events Schedule
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 02.11.2018 (FRIDAY)
Last Date of Nominations 09.11.2018 (FRIDAY)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 12.11.2018 (MONDAY)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 14.11.2018 (WEDNESDAY)
Date of Poll 28.11.2018 (WEDNESDAY)
Date of Counting 11.12.2018 (TUESDAY)
Date before which election shall be completed 13.12.2018 (THURSDAY)

Schedule for General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Telangana, 2018 (All 119 ACs)

Poll Events Schedule
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 12.11.2018 (MONDAY)
Last Date of Nominations 19.11.2018 (MONDAY)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 20.11.2018 (TUESDAY)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 22.11.2018 (THURSDAY)
Date of Poll 07.12.2018 (FRIDAY)
Date of Counting 11.12.2018 (TUESDAY)
Date before which election shall be completed 13.12.2018 (THURSDAY)

Model Code of Conduct

The Model Code of Conduct comes into effect immediately from now onwards. All the provisions of the Model Code will apply to the whole of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana will be applicable to all candidates, political parties and, the State Government of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government insofar as announcements/policy decisions pertaining to/for these States are concerned.

The Commission has made elaborate arrangements for ensuring the effective implementation of the MCC Guidelines. Any violations of these Guidelines would be strictly dealt with and the Commission re-emphasizes that the instructions issued in this regard from time to time should be read and understood by all Political Parties, contesting candidates and their agents/representatives, to avoid any misgivings or lack of information or inadequate understanding/interpretation. The government of the poll-bound States has also been directed to ensure that no misuse of official machinery/position is done during the MCC period.

The Commission has also issued instructions for swift, effective and stringent action for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct during the first 72 hours of announcement of the election schedule and also for maintaining extra vigilance and strict enforcement action in the Last 72 hours prior to the close of polls.  These instructions have been issued in the form of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for compliance by the field election machinery.