Option for Polling Booths in Delhi/New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata Cities
New Delhi, 4th July, 2012
The next elections to the Council and the Regional Councils of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India are scheduled to be held on 7th and 8th December, 2012 in cities having more than 2500 members and on 8th December, 2012 at all other places in terms of the provisions of Rule 21 of the Chartered Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006 specified by the Central Government. According to the provisions of clause (3) of Schedule 2 to Rule 6 of the aforesaid Rules, a notice is required to be published giving the voters in cities, having more than one polling booth located at different addresses, an opportunity to exercise their option to vote at a particular polling booth within that city. In compliance with the same, this Notice is being published for information of such voters.
It may be clarified for general information of members that the list of voters as on 1st April, 2012 is drawn, on the basis of professional addresses given by the members, and such address is taken into consideration for the purpose of allotment of voters to different polling booths in a city.
It has been our “endeavour” to allot the polling booth near to the professional addresses as given by the voters. It is possible that a voter might prefer to exercise his franchise at a polling booth within the same city but located near his residence/office which is not as per the Institute’s record his professional address.
This announcement helps such voters to indicate their option for a polling booth located at a place which is not near to their professional address. For instance, based on the professional address of a voter, he would be, in the normal course, allotted a polling booth situated at `A’ place. Suppose, he prefers to exercise his franchise at `B’ place which is near his residence or office (but not his professional address), as the case may be, he is required to indicate his option for the polling booth at `B’ place in response to this announcement. Otherwise, he would be required to vote at the polling booth situated at `A’ place only. It may be noted that the option is restricted to one of the polling booths located in the same city only.
For the forthcoming elections to the Council and Regional Councils, it is proposed to set up more than one polling booth at different locations in Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi/New Delhi. The addresses of the proposed polling booths in these cities are published below.
It is notified for the general information of members that any member in such a place, wishing to vote at a particular polling booth, may send his written request to the Secretary, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ICAI Bhawan, Post Box No. 7100, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110 002, so as to reach him latest by 16th August, 2012. Request received after 16th August, 2012, will not be entertained.
It may be mentioned that as far as Mumbai and Delhi/New Delhi cities are concerned, the general allocation of polling booth to voters would be done on the basis of pin-code numbers. In other words, the pin-code number corresponding to the professional address given by a member would be the basis for allocation of particular booth. The details of pin-codes proposed to be attached with each location at Mumbai and Delhi/New Delhi are given in Appendices I & II respectively for reference and general information of members.
For the voters registered in Kolkata City and adjoining towns, it is proposed to set up polling booths at the following locations:-
1. Income Tax Office,
P-7, Chowringhee Square,
Kolkata – 700 069.
2. Office of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
7, Anandilal Poddar Sarani (Russell Street)
Kolkata – 700 071.
3. Salt Lake BF Block Residents’ Association.
BF Block Community Centre,
BF-153-A, Sector -1, Salt Lake,
Kolkata – 700 064
The Voters would be divided between polling booths located at Income-tax Office and the Institute’s Office, irrespective of Pin-code numbers, as was done for the elections held in the past. The voters whose professional addresses fall within the Pin-code numbers 700 064, 700 091, 700 097, 700 098, 700 106 and 700 156 would be allocated the proposed Polling Booth at Salt Lake City.
HOW TO EXERCISE OPTION:
There is no prescribed format/application for exercising option for a particular polling booth. A member wishing to exercise his option for a particular polling booth may send his request in writing giving his name, membership number and the address of the polling booth in which he would like to be attached. Such an application should reach the Secretary at Institute’s Headquarters at ICAI Bhawan, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi – 110 002 latest by 16th August, 2012.
Secretary and Returning Officer