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Rs 15 Lakh Ex-gratia for Next Kin of Polling Official Died in Road Accident

Bhubaneswar12/5/24:: Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Nikunja Bihari Dhal has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 15 lakh to the next kin of the government employee, who died during election duty.

Alekh Randhari, a class-IV employee of a government school, was killed in a road accident near Swami Vivekananda Vidyamandir in Nabarangpur district while he was on the way to a polling station for the first phase of elections.

CEO Dhal said the next of kin of the deceased government employee would get the ex-gratia as per the ECI guidelines.

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