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`Acknowledge receipt of appointment letters'

By Our Staff Reporter

CHENNAI, APRIL 25. Presiding and polling officers who refuse to receive or acknowledge the receipt of appointment letters sent by Chennai Corporation will be prosecuted, the Corporation Commissioner, M.P. Vijayakumar, has warned.

He said officers who failed to attend training sessions and election duty would also be subject to action under the election laws.

About 10,300 persons had been appointed for election duty. Each polling booth would have four personnel.

The training session for those deputed to election duty begin on April 27 and action would be taken against those who failed to respond to the letters sent by the Corporation in the next two days.

The Corporation was verifying how many presiding and polling officers had intimated their acknowledgement, Mr. Vijayakumar said.

Officers who neglected their duty would be prosecuted under Section 134 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, Mr. Vijayakumar added.

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