ECI appoints Special Expenditure Observers for Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu

Election Commission of India (ECI) has appointed former civil servants Shailendra Handa and Madhu Mahajan as Special Expenditure Observers for the coming Lok Sabha elections.
While Handa has been deployed in Maharashtra, Mahajan will be in Tamil Nadu.  Both these officers have rich experience of working in Investigation Wing of the Income Tax Department and have supervised many successful search and seizure actions unearthing tax evasion in complicated cases.
The Special Observers will supervise and monitor the work being done by the electoral machinery and ensure that stringent and effective enforcement action is undertaken based on intelligence inputs and complaints received through C-VIGIL and Voter Helpline 1950 against all persons/entities  trying to induce voters by distributing cash, liquor & freebies etc.  in order to vitiate the poll process, an official press release added.

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