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Odisha latest photo electoral roll January 1, 2021, as the qualifying date was published

Bhubaneswar:16/1/20: The Final Photo Electoral Roll-2021 with reference to January 1, 2021, as the qualifying date was published on Friday in all the 147 Assembly Constituencies of the state as per the schedule fixed by the Election Commission of India.

The Special Summary Revision-2021 started with the publication of draft E. Roll on November 16, 2020.  The period for filing of the claims and objections for the eligible Electors was open from Draft publication till December 15, 2021.

Apart from the conventional system of filing applications in hard copies, the option of Online filing of applications was available to Citizens during the claim period. In the Online mode, a total of nos. of  1,10,322 nos. of applications were received.

In physical mode, a total of 16,61,899 nos. of applications were received from citizens pertaining to the claim period. The applications which are received from Citizens after the claim period will be disposed of during the Continuous Updation period which starts after the final publication. round the year.

The EROs and their delegated AEROs have dealt with the various types of applications such as Additions, Deletions, Corrections, and Transpositions, etc., and disposed of those following due procedure as per the extant provisions under Registration of Electors Rules,1960 and  Representation of People Act,1950.

 As per the Final Photo Electoral published on 15-01-2021, there are in total 3,25,48,744  electors, out of which 1,66,23,614 are Male;  1,59,22,075 Female and 3055 Electors are from the Third Gender category. The gender ratio of Electors in the finally published E. Roll is 958 with a slight increase from Draft E. Roll in which, it was 955.

As such a total no. of 7,71,123 nos. of Electors have been added to the E. Roll with a ratio of 2.38 %  increase. Out of the total additions, there are 2,86,843nos. of new Voters.A total of 6,01,476nos. of Deletions have been made in appropriate cases pertaining to the E. Roll which is 1.86 % against the Draft Roll. Similarly, a total no. of 3,47,823corrections  in the Electors data has been made and 13,581 nos. of  Transpositions have been given effect in the Final Electoral Roll.

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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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