Patiala:Even though Punjab assembly elections are over and the state government is now in place, however a large number of the state government and semi-government employees, who performed poll duties during these elections, are now running from pillar to post to get their remunerations for the poll duties in different assembly segments of this district.
Interestingly, in Patiala district’s Sanour, Samana and Nabha assembly segment areas the staff who performed poll duties are still waiting for the payment of their poll remunerations.
As per the election commission’s instructions, every returning officer through the District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner must order clearance of all such remuneration to the polling staff soon after the elections.
The matter came to the fore when one of the members of the polling staff in Sanour assembly segment Rajesh Kumar Sharma, after waiting for the money, raised the matter with the Chief Election Officer (CEO) and complained about the non-payment of the remuneration to the polling staff even as long time has passed after the elections.
Taking action over the complaint of Rajesh Kumar Sharma, the Election Commission forwarded his complaint to the District Electoral Officer (DEO)-cum-Deputy Commissioner and sought a report over the same. The Deputy Commissioner further took action over it and sought report from the returning officer of Sanour assembly area and asked him to clear the case as early as possible.
As the returning officer of Sanour took keen interest in the matter and put in place necessary things, Rajesh Kumar Sharma was given a cheque worth Rs 1,550 as remuneration for the poll duty only on Sat
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