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ECI appoints Special Expenditure Observers for Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu

ECI appoints Special Expenditure Observers for Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Mar 2019, 06:06 pm

New Delhi, Mar 19 (IBNS): The Election Commission of India has appointed two eminent former civil servants Shailendra Handa and Madhu Mahajan as Special Expenditure Observers for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections.

While Shailendra Handa ex-IRS (1980) has been deployed in Maharashtra,  Madhu Mahajan ex-IRS (1982) has been deployed in Tamil Nadu. 

Both these officers have rich experience of working in Investigation Wing of I.T Department and have supervised many successful search and seizure actions unearthing tax evasion in complicated cases.

"The Special Observers will be supervising and monitoring the work being done by the electoral machinery and ensure that stringent and effective enforcement action is undertaken based on intelligence inputs and complaints received through C-VIGIL and Voter Helpline 1950 against all persons/entities  trying to induce voters by distributing cash, liquor & freebies etc.  in order to vitiate the poll process," an official statement claimed.