Mizoram ECI

1. The Election Commission of India (ECI) has directed the removal of Mizoram’s General Administrative Department Secretary for unspecified reasons.
2. The Secretary, whose identity is kept confidential, is required to resign from the position promptly, following the ECI’s instruction.
3. The decision reflects the ECI’s authority to ensure administrative integrity and adherence to electoral protocols.

Aizawl, March 18: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued orders for the removal of the Secretary of the General Administrative Department in Mizoram, citing undisclosed reasons.

The Secretary, whose identity remains undisclosed, is expected to vacate the position immediately, as per the ECI’s directive.

Notably, the ECI has similarly ordered the removal of Home Secretaries in six states: Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

Furthermore, Secretaries of the General Administrative Department in Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh have also been relieved of their duties.

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Additionally, the Election Commission has taken steps to remove the Director General of Police (DGP) of West Bengal, among other officials.

In the upcoming elections scheduled for April 19, 2024, Mizoram will witness polling in the first phase.

The state boasts a total of 861,277 voters, including 414,777 males, 441,520 females, and 4,980 service electors.

Aizawl district leads with the highest number of voters at 288,268, while Hnahthial district records the lowest at 16,257.

Notably, the 36-Tuichawng Assembly Constituency in Lawngtlai District houses the most electors with 36,493, whereas 34-Thorang in Lunglei District has the fewest with 15,152.

The gender ratio for 2024 stands at 1,064, with Mamit being the sole district where male electors surpass females. Moreover, 4,758 senior voters aged above 85 will be eligible to vote from home.