EC now has extra responsibility with increased local level units: CEC Yadav

Posted on: May 23, 2017 | views: 120

Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that the Election Commission now has extra responsibilities after the government's decision of adding 22 more local-level units.  

In a press meet in Birathnagar today, Dr Yadav committed to sort out this issue after holding discussions with experts and technicians.   

He added that updating voters list and identity cards among others were extra responsibilities to the commission. 

In another note, he clarified that the election symbol 'umbrella' could not be provided to the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal in the second phase of local poll. 

He shared that the commission has written a letter to the government to bring the budget in accordance with the election code of conduct.