Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 23:
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha Debendra Nath Gupta today met the Chief Secretary to discuss the linkage of Aadhar card with Voter ID cards as directed by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
The meeting deliberated upon ways to link all voters ID cards of the state with Aadhar cards by the end of December.
As of now, 87 lakh voters of the state have linked their voter ID cards with their Aadhar cards while 2.09 crore voters ID cards are yet to be linked.
“The Election Commission of India has directed us to link Aadhar card numbers with voters ID cards to authenticate and purify the record of rolls. The Chief Secretary reviewed the progress and he has given some important suggestions. Based on the guidelines of Election Commission of India we will complete this exercise by December 2015,” said CEO Gupta.