CHENNAI: Following directions from the Election Commission, the State government has appointed two Joint Chief Electoral Officers to assist CEO Satyabrata Sahoo in the works relating to forthcoming Assembly polls.
The new Joint Chief Electoral Officers are T Anand, Joint Secretary, Agriculture Department and Ajay Yadav, Joint Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department. “Their appointment is for a period of one year or till the need for it ceases, whichever is earlier,” stated the G.O issued in this regard.
Appointment of 1 or two Joint CEOs forward of common elections to the State Assembly in addition to the Lok Sabha is a routine train in view of the extra works to be executed for the elections.
Meanwhile, CEO Satyabrata Sahoo is reviewing the progress made in the preparations being made for the Assembly elections by way of a video convention from the secretariat with the District Election Officers this afternoon.
Already, there are indications that the notification for the Assembly elections could also be issued in the final week of February or in the primary week of March and the polling is probably going to be accomplished earlier than May 3 since examinations for the upper secondary course college students might be held between May 3 and 21.
Meanwhile, DMDK founder Vijayakanth has referred to as for purposes from get together aspirants who want to contest in the Assembly elections from February 25 to March 5. Already, the DMK began receiving purposes from get together aspirants from Wednesday and the AIADMK will begin this train from February 24, the beginning anniversary of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.