A video conference was conducted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) with Nodal officers of Election Expenditure Monitoring for the forthcoming assembly election to Nagaland Legislative Assembly 2023.
The video conference was chaired by Deputy Election Commissioner, ECI, Ajay Bhadoo. It was a preliminary review of the preparedness of various law enforcement agencies for Election Monitoring.
The main function of the Election Monitoring team is for curbing the use of money power in elections through constant vigil and internal assessments and proactive actions through the deployment of enforcement agencies.
In the meeting, it was also discussed that the Income Tax department will be setting up a control room at Dimapur, a camp office at Kohima, and monitoring teams in all 16 districts of Nagaland comprising two officers and five-six inspectors in minimum.
The video conference was attended by Chief Electoral Officer Nagaland, V. Shashank Shekhar, IAS, Addl. CEO Ruokuovituo Khezhie, Joint CEO, Awa Lorin, and Joint CEO Sharon Longchari along with Nodal Officers from Police, Income Tax Nagaland, State Taxes Department, State Excise Department, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Enforcement Directorate (ED), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (Dimapur Regional Unit), Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST), State Level Bankers Committee (SLBC), CISF (Dimapur Airport), Airport Authority of India Dimapur Airport, Department of Post, Railways, and Assam Rifles.