I received a copy of letter number 1031-Home(Elec) dated 5.3.2014 from the office of Chief Electoral Officer, West Bengal regarding observance of Model Code of Conduct. It has circulated the instructions of the Election Commission of India regarding application of MCC.
We are circulating the instructions to our various subordinate offices.
I also noted a new provision that clarification on MCC should be sought from CEO through the respective administrative department - and not directly by the other offices. Thus, for example, ADDA or WBHIDCO cannot seek clarifications from CEO directly. In fact for both these organisations, we from Urban Development Department have made a reference to the Chief Electoral Officer recently seeking clarification on two separate specific issues.
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Here is a clipping that appeared in yesterday's Bartaman: