Poll panel prescribes 11-point resume for candidates

March 14th, 2009 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) The Election Commission has for the first time in the country’s poll history prescribed an 11-point resume for all candidates in the Lok Sabha polls.
According to Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Election Officer A.K. Bishnoi, “every candidate will be required to fill up this 11-point form carrying basic particulars about him - including name, address, qualification, place of current and permanent residence, phone numbers, e-mail address along with website, if any.

“Such an exercise was being undertaken for the first time,” he said.

Asked about the objective of the new format, he said: “It will enable the electors to get an idea about their prospective representatives.”

He said the information given in the form would be made available to the public.

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