UP Chief Electoral Officer to be honoured for creating awareness
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The other officers who would be awarded for innovative ideas for voters' awareness include Kamini Ratan Chauhan and Surendra Singh (both IAS) and Ram Krishna Bhardwaj (IPS).
Kamini and Surendra have been selected jointly for the first prize of 'best electoral practices award' for their voter awareness-related initiatives in Bulandshahr and Firozabad respectively when they were posted as District Magistrate there. Ram Krishna Bhardwaj has been selected for third prize in best electoral practices award jointly with Jhabua (Madhya Pradesh) District Magistrate Jayshree Kiyawat.
"Bhardwaj has been selected for award for his effective planning by good vulnerability mapping and setting up static surveillance check posts in Barabanki where he was posted as SP during Assembly elections," said Ramesh Chandra Rai, Deputy CEO. The Commission has selected six district-level officers for the award from across the country and three of them are from UP.
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