A medical board,
especially set up by the Hailakandi district administration,
has declared 9 of the 10 applicants fit who sought exemption
from election duty on health grounds for the rural polls
scheduled next month here, a top official said Monday.
The board has set up by Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner
Adil Khan, who is also the District Election Officer (DEO).
Khan said the special medical board is headed by Joint
Director, Health Services, Dr Abed Rasul Mazumder and
comprises doctors and specialists for health examination of
Panchayat polls in Hailakandi is scheduled on December
9 in the second phase along with nine other districts of
"Employees claiming sickness are being examined by a
board which is a continuous process. As far as election duty
is concerned, the medical board constituted for the purpose
will decide whether an employee is fit for election duty or
not," Khan said.
All officials who were declared fit by the medical
board would be deployed as poll personnel during the panchayat
election but, as of now, no other departmental action would be
initiated against them, he said.
Action would, however, be taken if the employees fail
to turn up, even after being declared physically fit by the
medical board, he added.
"Setting up of medical board will help to put brakes
on the sick leave applications spree, which I was receiving
from unwilling employees, wanting to skip election duty," he
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