CP Anand bags National Special Award

  • Recognistion for best electoral practices
  • Largest cash confiscated during elections
  • Recognition of merit by Election Commission

Hyderabad, January 21: The Election Commissioner of India has conferred upon Cyberabad Police Commissioner C.V. Anand the “ National Special Award ” for the “Best Electoral Practices in 2014” for the commendable election related measures taken by him in the area of “Expenditure Monitoring and Tackling Money Power” during the of 2014 general elections.

The ECI has conferred the Award after a countrywide scrutiny of best practices adopted by over 450 District DEOs/SPs in India. The National Best Practices Awards were instituted in 2011 to recognize the efforts and innovations of the officers and to commend and encourage individual and team accomplishments in diverse fields of election management. This was the first general election after Institution of the award.

The ECI, under the chairmanship of Chief Election Commissioner, has conducted four Zonal Regional Symposiums for the four zones of India during August-October 2014. At the South Zone Symposium held in Puducherry on August 22, 2014, three CEOs/SPs/CPs from each South Indian State, who were nominated by the respective CEOs(Chief Electoral officer), gave their presentations to the ECI Committee chaired by the ECI CEC V.S. Sampath. Through a method of peer evaluation and other standards, the top three candidates (DEOs/SPs/CPs) were listed from each of the four zones i.e., 12 candidates. The top brass of the ECI finalized two candidates from all over India for the National General Category Award and the National Special Category Award. The National Special Category award was conferred upon C.V. Anand, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad. The National Special Award carries a Cash reward of Rs 50,000 along with a plaque and citation.

The Cyberabad Police Commissionerate had the highest Cash Seizures in the country in the run up to the Election on April 30, 2014 of Rs 21.97 crores and also the single largest cash seizure of Rs 8.33 crore in the country in its drive to control election expenditure. The functioning and monitoring of Special SSTs and Flying Squads and the use of GPS etc to monitor their movement, MCC (Model code of conduct) violation cases and charge-sheets, seizures of other election campaign related material and of liquor and the use of technology to do all these more effectively, were also amongst the best in the country.

The ECI has invited C.V.Anand to come to New Delhi and receive the award in Vigyan Bhavan on January 25, 2015on the occasion of National Voter’s Day Function. (NSS)

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