A meeting of bankers and Officers of postal department was held here today in the Election Office on election expenditure monitoring. Joint Chief Electoral Officer Vikas Sood presiding over the meeting asked them to present daily report on Unusual and Suspicious cash withdrawal or deposits of cash exceeding 1 lakh by any individual during the process of election.Daily report on Unusual and Suspicious RTGS transfers cash exceeding Rs. 1 Lakh, any deposit or withdrawal of cash exceeding Rs. 1 Lakh from Bank account by candidate or his dependents, any deposit or withdrawal of cash exceeding Rs. 1 lakh in the Bank account of Political Party and any other suspicious cash transaction which might be used for bribing the electors must be provided to concerned District Election Officers in the State.Suspicious transactions above Rs. 10 lakhs should also be reported to District Election Officer (DC) for monitoring.
Bank shall ensure that the cash vans of outsourced companies shall carry documents issued by the bank giving details of cash and shall not carry cash of any third party individuals except the bank. The Personnel of the outsourced agencies accompanying cash van shall carry ID card issued by the respective agency.Separate Bank account has to be opened by candidate exclusively for election expenditure at least one day before the date on which candidate files nomination papers. Account can be opened in candidates name or in joint name with his election agent. Bank account can’t be opened in joint name with any family members of the candidate or any other person, if he is not an election agent. Bank account can be opened anywhere in State. Existing bank account should not be used for election purpose. District Election Officer (DC) will issue instructions to banks to open dedicated counters solely for election purpose to facilitate prompt service to candidates. Crossed account payee cheques to be issued by the candidate for any item of expenditure exceeding Rs. 20,000.