Jammu : The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral Officer Hirdesh Kumar on Wednesday announced the launch and schedule of Special Summary Revision in JK.
Addressing a press conference, Kumar said the Election Commission of India has notified the schedule of Special Summary Revision with reference to October 1, 2022 as the qualifying date in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
The summary revision is being launched first time after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.
According to the schedule, Integrated Draft Electoral Roll would be published by all Electoral Registration Officers on September 15, 2022. Period between September 15 and October 25 has been earmarked for filing claims and objections and all disposals in this regard would be completed by November 10.
Checking of health parameters and obtaining Commission’s permission for final publication, updating database and printing of supplements is to be done by November 19, 2022.
The Final Electoral Roll would be published on November 25.
The CEO was flanked by Additional Secretary, Sandish Kumar Gupta; State Nodal Officer, SVEEP, Akhtar Hussain Qazi and Joint Director Information Jammu, Sapna Kotwal.
“Any person attaining the age of 18 years on or before October 1, 2022 and is otherwise qualified to be enrolled as an elector in the Electoral Roll, can apply for his registration during this special summary revision,” said Kumar adding, ‘Pre-revision activities as well as post delimitation follow up work is going on in the UT, wherein the existing electoral roll is being mapped into the newly delimited Assembly Constituencies as per the Delimitation Commission’s final order made applicable by the Union Law Ministry with effect from May 20, 2022.”
He said the Integrated Draft Roll, with reference to October 1, 2022 as the qualifying date, would be published by all EROs of the UT on September 15, 2022, marking the formal beginning of the revision activities.
The Commission has extended the period for filing of claims and objections from 30 days to 40 days from September 15 to October 25 and during this period Special camps would also be organised by CEO Jammu and Kashmir on weekends for which the date will be publicised separately.
“The final electoral roll after due disposal of all claims and objections filed within the stipulated time period would be published on November 25,” he said.