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Rs 30 Lakh Ex-Gratia For Kin Of Polling Staff In Case Of COVID Death

Bhubaneswar23/10/20: The Election Commission has declared that the government will provide an ex-gratia of Rs 30 lakh to the kin of the polling staff and CAPF jawans engaged in Tirtol and Balasore Sadar bypolls in Odisha if they die of COVID-19.

The same amount of ex-gratia will be provided to the family of the staffers and jawans if they die due to violence or explosion during the bypolls.

Worth mentioning, bypolls to Tirtol and Balasore Sadar assembly constituencies are scheduled to be held on November 3.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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