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Withdrawing `50,000 or above? You are being watched in Pune

Monday, 31 March 2014 - 9:53am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: DNA
Flying squads are instructed to keep close vigil on borders of all four Pune constituencies

Pune: To curb misuse of money during the elections, poll observer for Maval, Ashish Kumar, has instructed the returning officer to keep a vigil on any withdrawal above Rs50,000. 
With picture getting clearer after the withdrawals of candidates, the observer conducted a meeting with the election officials, on Sunday. He has also asked to keep a vigil on possible transfer of money through vehicles. 
Expenditure observer A K Aurora, returning officer Tanaji Shinde and nodal officers were present for the meeting. 
Ashish Kumar told the officials that soon after the last date of withdrawals, the campaign would become vigorous. He said that it is necessary to ensure nakabandi by the police department to check all the vehicles entering into or going out of the constituency. The election officials have been asked to keep a strict vigil on withdrawals of more than Rs50,000 and the flying squads have been asked to keep a strict vigil on the borders of the constituency. 
He has also instructed the officials to immediately start the single window system for providing necessary permissions for the candidates under one roof. 
Accordingly, single-window system office has been started at Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) office for Maval Lok Sabha constituency. 
The candidates would have to provide information about their campaign programme and expenditure estimation after which the administration would provide all the necessary permissions through this single window system. The single window system for Pune, Baramati and Shirur Lok Sabha constituencies, has been started at Alpabachat Bhavan Rest House near Haveli Sub-division office. 

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