On the occasion of National Voters Day, officers will be awarded on January 25 for their excellent works during Lok Sabha Elections-2019. In the state-level programme to be organized at auditorium of Pt Ravishankar Shukla University by Chief Election Officer's Office, 10 officers of the state will be felicitated. Bijapur district has been selected for the state-level award for excellent works in overall execution of election works in year 2019. Likewise, Dhamtari has been selected for the State-level Award for the best execution of SVEEP (Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation) related activities.
Chief Election Officer Mrs. Reena Baba Saheb Kangale informed that for motivating people to vote during Lok Sabha Elections-2019 under tough circumstances, Raipur Jila Panchayat CEO and District SVEEP Nodal Officer Dr Gaurav Kumar Singh and the then Deputy District Election Officer of Balodabazar-Bhatapara district Mr. Sachin Bhootda will be awarded Special Jury Award. Mr. Ram Aadhari Kuruwanshi, the then District Election Office of Dharamjaigarh constituency, has been selected for State Award for the highest percentage of voting during Lok Sabha General elections i.e. 81.96%, and Mr. Ravi Kumar Sahu, the then Deputy District Election Officer of Konta constituency, has been selected for the maximum increase in percentage of voting as compared to Lok Sabha elections 2014, i.e. 16.08%.
For their excellent work in the election process, Election Registration Officer (ERO) of Tokapal Bastar district and SDO Ms Geeta Rayast, ERO of Paatan Durg district and SDO Mr. Vinay Poyam, AERO of Pendra and Pendra Road of Bilaspur district and Tehsildar Mr. Ghanshyam Singh Tanwar, AERO Jashpur and Tehsildar Mr. Kamlesh Kumar Miri M, and AERO Kasdol Balodabazar Bhatapara district and Tehsildar Mr. Shankar Lal Sinha will be felicitated. Booth Level Officer of Girjapur Voting Center and Aanganbadi worker Mrs Gauri Sarathi will be felicitated for the polling booth with the highest percentage of voting in the entire state during Lok Sabha General Elections-2019.