The state authorities on Wednesday rejected the advice that the censure change into a part of their service information and would talk the choice in a correct method to the ballot physique, an official supply stated
Amaravati: The State Election Fee (SEC) in Andhra Pradesh has censured two senior IAS officers for alleged dereliction of obligation of their work associated to the gram panchayat elections.
A day after the SEC wrote to it, the state authorities on Wednesday rejected the advice that the censure would change into a part of their service information and would talk the choice in a correct method to the ballot physique, an official supply stated.
Within the letter to Chief Secretary Adityanath Das, State Election Commissioner N Ramesh Kumar stated Principal Secretary Gopal Krishna Dwivedi and Commissioner of Panchayat Raj M Girija Sankar failed to hold out their duties in making ready the newest electoral rolls for the Gram Panchayat polls.
On Monday, Ramesh Kumar had instructed a press convention that on account of the “dereliction” of obligation by the 2 officers, the SEC was compelled to conduct the elections on the idea of January 2019 electoral rolls.
He had additionally claimed that over 3.50 lakh first-time voters who attained the age of 18 missed the prospect to train their franchise within the polls, to be held in 4 phases subsequent month.
The SEC had stated the censure would change into a part of the service document of the 2 officers.
A high authorities supply stated that the SEC’s advice was rejected by the state authorities on the bottom that the fee was not the competent authority to provoke such motion.
“The state authorities wouldn’t be contemplating that censure. It’s one-sided. The SEC didn’t search an evidence from the officers earlier than issuing the censure. The SEC just isn’t the competent authority. We are going to inform the SEC in a correct method concerning the authorities’s intention,” the supply instructed PTI.
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Ramesh Kumar stated he was not vindictive towards the 2 officers and in the event that they modified their “angle”, there might be an opportunity for him to rethink the censure motion.
The YS Jagan Mohan authorities and the SEC have been at loggerheads over the conduct of the native physique elections with the previous searching for postponement of the train, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued vaccination programme.
Whereas a single-judge bench of the Andhra Pradesh Excessive Courtroom earlier this month suspended the SEC’s ballot schedule, a division bench, permitting an enchantment by the ballot physique, later gave the go-ahead for the elections.
In a setback to the state authorities, the Supreme Courtroom on 25 January dismissed its enchantment towards the excessive court docket order saying, “We can’t be a part of this ego battle.”
The SEC on 23 January issued the notification for the Gram Panchayat elections to be carried out in 4 phases from 5 February, with the nomination course of scheduled to start on Monday. Nevertheless, it later rescheduled the primary part whereas leaving the earlier schedule for the next phases unaltered.
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