J&K : Government remove over 249 Teachers from BLO duty

Jammu, Sep 28 : District Administration, Rajouri has removed 86 teachers from duty and assignment of Booth Level Officer (BLOs) ahead of special summary revision. With this 249 teachers stand removed from the duty of BLO.

The move is aimed at improving education system in schools. Process has been issued for replacement of 100 more BLOs.

Deputy District Election Officer Shrikant Suse issued the order for removal of 86 teachers from BLO duty assigned in assembly constituencies Darhal, Rajouri , Nowshera and Kalakote.

Earlier this month, 163 teachers were removed from BLO duty. Officials from various other departments have been appointed as BLOs as per the provisions laid down by the Election Commission of India .

District Election Officer , Dr Shabir Iqbal Choudhady while chairing a meeting of BLOs informed that 48 new polling stations have been created in addition to 517 existing polling stations and district administration has initiated a process to remove around 60-70% teachers from BLO duty and assignment to spare their services for education on schools . He also warned the teachers not canvass for refraining BLO assignment.

The newly appointed BLOs are being trained by DyDEO, DIO- NIC and Electoral Registeration Officers .

They will also be imparted training on newly introduced ERO-NET for a prompt and decentralised electoral enrolment and Registration mechanism.

The BLOs of newly created polling stations will also be selected from departments other than education.