Rajasthan’s chief electoral officer (CEO) Anand Kumar on Wednesday directed nodal officers of various departments to remain alert during the Lok Sabha elections.
He called a meeting of nodal officers of excise, income tax, commercial tax, narcotics, railway and airport authority department on screening of election expenses.
Kumar asked the nodal officer of excise department to keep a check that liquor is not sold on slips during model code of conduct along with monitoring sales of liquor on everyday basis. He also emphasised that retail sale of liquor is not done from godown, increase informers for vigilance and increase the number of check posts.
Similarly, he directed the state level bankers committee to keep strict watch on suspicious transaction of Rs one lakh and more and direct all banks to open a separate account of candidates contesting the parliamentary elections. Kumar asked income tax department to keep watch on cash in the airports along with constitute income tax teams in all the districts.
CEO asked the police nodal officer (expenditure screening) to make foolproof arrangements to maintain law and order in the state along with to form district wise flying squad and to keep watch on cash.
Mar 14, 2019 14:15 IST
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