MON, May 12: ‘Awareness and sensitization Programme on NERPAP (National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme) under SVEEP Campaign 2015’ for the NGO’s/civil societies, churches, political parties and media forum was held on 11th May 2015 at DC’s conference hall Mon Town.

Speaking on the topic NERPAP, DC Mon W. Honje Konyak informed that despite annual Electoral special revision, such as deletion, correction, new entry, etc, clean electoral roll could not be maintained; therefore in order to have a clean E/Roll the Election Commission of India has initiated NERPAP for errorless Electoral Roll and urged the gathering to extend full cooperation and support to achieve the target of the ECI to have free and fear election.

Pointing out that Mon district has the highest percentage of false entry in the E/Roll; he said ‘Unless and until truth prevails while entering names and other particulars in the E/Roll there can never be clean election. At the same time he informed that correct information of a voter is not only important for E/Roll alone but also for other important purpose and added that providing wrong information in the Aadhar card, Voters ID card and Educational documents will compelled for deletion , he added.

Questioning ‘How can we have clean election when Electoral roll is not clean’ the DC urged and appealed the leaders gathered to disseminate such awareness to their subordinate units/ organizations who in turn should  sensitize and create awareness at their respective villages, wards, churches, schools etc…on single and correct entry of names and bio-data in the E/Roll. He also informed that after sufficient awareness on the program the people should not claim that they are ignorant and unaware of the norms given by the ECI.

In the second session the resource persons Thejavizo, EAC, Mon and Pakon Phom SDO (C), Phomching sensitized the gathering on the ‘Constitutional and Legal Provisions of Election matters and the ‘NERPAP’ respectively.

The programme concluded with interaction with the master trainers. It was resolved to clean the E/roll by deleting the bogus entry and by enrolling the new genuine voters. The NGOs also informed that the exercise of Aadhaar card is very poor in the district especially in the remote areas and urged the authority to give more opportunity for enrollment of people in the Aadhaar to achieve the target. In this regard the master trainer clarified that Permanent Enrollment Centers (PEC) would be setup in every administrative HQ for enrollment in Aadhaar.  It further informed that Voters Registration & Education Center (VREC) is also setup in DC office, Mon, ADC office Naginimora and ADC office Tobu. Special camp will also be organize in all the polling booths by the BLOs on 17th of May, 21st of June and 19th of July 2015 for necessary correction and urged them to avail the opportunity.

The Program was attended by the Konyak Union, KNSK, Konyak Students Union, KBBB, Private School Teachers Association, Konyak Baptist Church, Political Parties, the 11 Wards, Media persons, Editor Jaikei, GBs federation of Mon, ect.

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