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Polling Officials To Get Rs 30 Lakh COVID19 Cover

Bhubaneswar: The polling officers and the central safety forces deployed for the conduct of by-elections have been introduced underneath the purview of the COVID19 compensation scheme in the event that they lose their lives to the virus throughout the conduct of elections.

As per a notification issued by the Election Fee, the household of the polling officers and the central safety forces might be paid Rs 30 lakh help within the case of their loss of life as a consequence of COVID-19.

Not solely the polling officers, however the engineers of Bharat Electronics Restricted (BEL) and Electronics Company of India Restricted (ECIL) helping the bypolls have been introduced underneath the identical umbrella too. Their households may even change into eligible to obtain the help.

In addition to, the households of polling officers may even get help as a consequence of loss of life on account of violence, extremist assault, bomb blast or landmine blast throughout election obligation.

In Odisha, bypolls are being performed for Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Meeting constituencies on November 3. The bypolls have been necessitated following the demise of sitting BJP MLA Madan Mohan Dutta ( Balasore) and sitting BJD legislator Bishnu Das (Tirtol).

(Edited By Bikram Keshari Jena)

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