General, Police and Expenditure Observers nominated to be deployed in the State of Chhattisgarh were briefed by Commission on 12th October at New Delhi. They were briefed on their role in the General Elections to the State Assembly which shall be held in two phases on 12th and 20th November. The counting for all the five states will be held on December 11, 2018.
The Observers are being deployed
Observers are deployed to assist the Commission in conduct of free and fair polls. They are required to oversee the efficient and effective management of the electoral process at the field level. For all purposes, they act as the eyes and ears of the Commission during the period of the election and provide direct inputs to the Commission from the field as an interface with the election machinery the candidates, political parties, and electors to ensure that the Acts, rules, procedures, instructions and guidelines related to elections are strictly and impartially complied with by all concerned.
Observers of the Election Commission of India are appointed under the powers conferred on it by Section 20B of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and the plenary powers available to the Commission under the Constitution of India. They are the appointees of the Commission working under the superintendence, control and discipline of the Commission for the period from their appointment until the process of election is completed.