Tripura government

1. 27 government employees across Tripura departments suspended post Lok Sabha elections.
2. Suspension follows reported violations of the election model code and negligence in election-related duties.
3. Chief Electoral Officer urges departmental disciplinary action against suspended employees.

Agartala, April 30: Following the conclusion of the Lok Sabha elections in Tripura, a significant development has occurred with the suspension of 27 government employees from various state departments.

This action was prompted by reported violations of the election model code of conduct and instances of negligence in election-related tasks, as confirmed by the office of the Chief Electoral Officer Tripura.

In response to these infractions, the Chief Electoral Officer, Puneet Agarwal, issued a letter to the higher authorities of the respective departments, emphasizing the importance of initiating departmental disciplinary action against the suspended employees.

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The letter highlighted the critical need to uphold electoral integrity and ensure strict adherence to prescribed protocols throughout the electoral process.

Furthermore, the Chief Electoral Officer specified that any department seeking to revoke the temporary suspension of its employees must obtain consent from the Election Commission of India. This process requires active engagement through the office of the Chief Election Officer of the state.

The suspension of these government employees underscores the seriousness with which electoral authorities approach any violations of the model code of conduct.

It serves as a reminder to all stakeholders, including government officials and employees, of their responsibility to uphold the integrity and fairness of the electoral process.

The decision to suspend these employees reflects a commitment to accountability and transparency in electoral administration.

It sends a clear message that any breaches of the code of conduct will be met with swift and decisive action to maintain the sanctity of the democratic process.

The Chief Electoral Officer’s directive for departmental disciplinary action reinforces the principle of accountability within government institutions.

It ensures that those responsible for misconduct or negligence are held to account and that corrective measures are implemented to prevent similar incidents in the future.

Moreover, the requirement for approval from the Election Commission of India (ECI) for revoking the suspension emphasizes the importance of due process and oversight in such matters.

It ensures that decisions regarding disciplinary actions are made by established procedures and guidelines.

The suspension of 27 government employees in Tripura serves as a testament to the commitment of electoral authorities to uphold the principles of fairness, transparency, and accountability in the conduct of elections.

It underscores the importance of adherence to the model code of conduct and the enforcement of disciplinary measures to safeguard the integrity of the electoral process.