Ukhrul: In a bold move initiated by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to weed out duplicate entries in the electoral rolls, the District Election Office (DEO) Ukhrul on Monday launched collection of electors Aadhar cards for electors of 43-Phungyar, 44- Ukhrul and 45-Chingai ACs. Collection of electors Aadhar card programme was launched at deputy commissioner Ukhrul conference hall in the presence of, Chunglenmang Kipgen, Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) 44-Ukhrul also the ADC of Ukhrul, Suranjoy Singh SDO Ukhrul, Lalthanzam SDO LM block, and representatives from BJP, Congress and NPF parties, among others.
The move is voluntary and those willing to link aadhar card with the voter ID cards can approach the district election office or their electoral roll officer. The process can also be done online.
Speaking at the launching event, Krishna Kumar, DEO/DC Ukhrul highlighted the new moves initiated by the Election Commission of India and the necessary notification to launch collection of Electors Aadhar Cards which would be linked with the Voters Identity Cards to prevent duplicity of electoral rolls in the country.
He continued that aadhar card collected from the electors of Phungyar, Ukhrul and Chingai assembly constituencies will be linked with voters ID and digitise the electors information. “The whole process is to authenticate the electors and get rid of duplicate entries in the the electoral rolls,” he stressed.
The new move introduced by the Election Commission of India (ECI) was to authenticate genuine electors and weed out duplicity of electoral rolls in the country.
Detailing the launched of Aadhar collection from the electors, Chunglenmang Kipgen, Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) 44-Ukhrul said that the exercise for collection of Aadhar from all the electors and link with the voters identity cards was necessitated as only some people have given their aadhar while others have not provided.
ECI was stressing on collection of aadhar from every electors to avoid duplicity in the electoral rolls. “To do away with duplicity ECI has launched this bold step,” he reiterated.
Block Level Officers (BLOs) will collect the original Aadhar cards from all the electors of Phungyar, Ukhrul and Chingai assembly constituencies and will get xerox both front and back side of the card and digitise at Garuda mobile application.
The Garuda is a mobile application used by all the Block Level Officers (BLOs) for digitisation the information of the electors.
Elaborating on filling up of Form by the electors, he informed that there are four forms namely Form 6, 7, 8 and 8A. These forms are further segregated. Form no. 6 is purely for new enrollment, for people who have attained the age of 18.
Initially, January 1 has been set for registering in the electoral rolls. However ECI has now earmarked another four days to ease the burden of filling registration form.
ECI has now earmarked 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October for enrollment. For fresh enrollment if they are to fill up the form in March, they need not wait till next year January as they can now simply fill up on 1 April as earmarked by the ECI, he advised.
When the BLOs go for Aadhar cards collection they will directly go to Form 6 B and enter the electors Aadhar number. This form was introduced this year for collecting Aadhaar number of existing electors to authenticate the entries in the electoral rolls, he added.
Following the notifications of the Election Commission of India (ECI) letter issued on July 4 and the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Manipur on July 5, the District Election Officer/DC Ukhrul on July 29 has issued notification for launching collection of electors aadhar on voluntary basis for linking and authentication of electoral rolls for 43-Phungyar (ST), 44-Ukhrul (ST) and 45-Chingai (ST).
It has also instructed BLOs to visit all the polling stations for collections of electors Aadhar.
The DC Ukhrul further urged all the stakeholders, CSOs, electors and general public to extend maximum cooperation in the exercise.
The exercise will continue 31 March, 2023.
Electors can also link and authenticate their electoral rolls at nsvp.in and voterportal.eci.gov.in. effective 1 August, 2022.