Balasore, November 7 (LocalWire): The district administration on Wednesday suspended a block-level officer on the charges of dereliction of duty and issued a show-cause notice to 27 others on the same ground.
The officials were part of the team that was tasked with verification of the Electors Photo Identity Card.
According to reports, Sukanti Mishra, the headmistress of a school was deputed for verification and correction of voter identity card for booth number 7 under Remuna block.
Her negligence came to light during the visit by sub-collector Nilu Mohapatra to inspect and review the progress of verification work.
Sources also revealed that 27 others, including 25 teachers and two Angawndi workers, were also issued with show-cause notices asking them to submit their reply within three days on why the department should not take any disciplinary action against them.
The verification of voter ID began on 25 September and is expected to be completed by 18 November this year.