Chandigarh May 17:The State Election Commission today directed all the Electoral Officers to accept the nomination papers of the Anganwari Workers provisionally as they have been entitled provisionally to file nomination papers to Gram Panchayats.Disclosing this here today a spokesman of the Election Commission Punjab said that in pursuant to the directions of the Hon’ble Punjab and Haryana High Court in CWP No.8264/2008 and CWP No.8310 of 2008 .
All the District Electoral Officers–cum-Deputy Commissioners and the Additional District Electoral Officers-cum-Additional Deputy Commissioners (Dev.) in the State has been directed that the petitioners (Anganwari Workers) would be entitled to file nomination papers provisionally and their nomination papers would not be rejected on the basis of circular dated April 30, 2008 issued by the State Election Commission, Punjab.
He said that in compliance of the directions of Hon’ble High Court in these Civil Writ Petitions, the nomination papers of the petitioners be accepted provisionally. Strict compliance of the directions of the Hon’ble High Court may be ensured.