When the Election Commission engages in poll related work, it seeks the help of officials from local bodies. “We need manpower. We hire workers on temporary basis. They are waiting for their payment. We also spent from our pocket to conduct awareness campaigns and electoral roll purification work. Those reimbursements are also pending,” the official rued.
Election Department officials said that files regarding disbursement of incentives are being processed and the incentives would be given soon. “Officials who work during elections should keep proper invoices and vouchers to claim reimbursements. Some officials who do not have proper bills suffer as we are not able to provide payments,” a department official said.