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Model code relaxed to facilitate pre-monsoon works

PANAJI: The Election Commission of India (ECI), by relaxing the model code of conduct, has allowed the state government to undertake all the pre-monsoon works well before the onset of monsoon so that these works can be completed well in time.

After receiving the approval, which was granted by the ECI on May 11, the general administration department of the state government on Wednesday issued direction to all the secretaries and heads of the departments to take further necessary action for undertaking the pre-monsoon works.

The decision of ECI on relaxing the model code to undertake pre-monsoon work was conveyed by the Chief Electoral Officer to the state government on May 13.

The state government had requested the ECI to relax the code of conduct so as to issue work orders for various pre-monsoon works in the state before May 15, considering the likely onset of monsoon in June.

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