Guwahati: The office of the chief electoral officer (CEO), Assam, headed by chief electoral officer Nitin Khade, has been selected for the national award for ‘Best Electoral Practices Award, 2021’ under the category of ‘Best Performing State’ for ‘Election Management’.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has declared the ‘List of Awardees’ for ‘Best Electoral Practices Award, 2021’ which will be given on the occasion of the National Voters’ Day on January 25, 2022.

The ceremony will be held at Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi.

“The selection was done based on the overall performance in various areas of election management during the Legislative Assembly Elections conducted in the state in 2021,” an official statement here on Sunday informed.

Inspector general of police, Assam, Deepak Kumar Kedia, who was the police nodal officer during the conduct of the Assam Legislative Assembly Elections, 2021, has been selected for ‘Best Electoral Practices Award 2021’ for ‘Security Management’ under the Special Award Category.

Additionally, the then Goalpara deputy commissioner and district electoral officer, Varnali Deka has been selected for the national award under the category of ‘Best Electoral Practices Award, 2021’ for ‘Innovation Measures’.

Besides, Cachar deputy commissioner and district electoral officer, Silchar, Keerthi Jalli has been selected for the national award under the category of ‘Best Electoral Practices Award, 2021’ for ‘Voter Awareness’.

Furthermore, All India Radio (Regional News Unit) Guwahati, represented by news editor, Manash Pratim Sharma, has been selected for the national media award under the category of ‘Electronic Media’ for ‘Voter Awareness’.



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