10th August, 2018
The Chairperson/Chairmen of All Regional Councils/Branches
Sub: Publication of Newsletters and the like, in any form, vis-a-vis Election Code of Conduct.
As you may be aware, the next Elections to the Council and Regional Councils are scheduled to be held on 7th and 8th December, 2018 in cities having 2500 or more members and on 8th December, 2018 in other cities/towns. We wish to inform that in terms of the decision recently taken by the Council of the Institute, the Election Code of Conduct shall be issued latest by 4th September, 2018 and will remain in force till the declaration of results of elections.
Consequently, as far as printing and supply of any material (in any form), including photographs of prospective candidates for forthcoming elections, issued by the Regional Councils/Branches of Regional Councils/Committees of the Central Council, including Journals, Newsletters (including their E-version) etc. are concerned, publication of the same on or after the issuance of Election Code of Conduct shall be strictly in accordance with the Election Code referred to above. The Election Code of Conduct shall be published latest by 4th September, 2018.
The above information is given to enable you to plan, in advance, the contents of any material issued by Regional Councils/Branches of Regional Councils/Committees of the Central Council, including Journals, Newsletters (including their E-version) etc. so that, as in the past, the contents included are in accordance with the Election Code.
You are requested to take note of the above and plan your publications/issue/postal dispatch date(s) accordingly.
Secretary and Returning Officer