The Election Commission of India has selected over a dozen officers to be observers for the upcoming elections from the Gujarat Cadre, for the upcoming polls in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur.
The IAS officers whose names have been selected for election observer duties are – Rajesh Manjhu, S K Modi, Swaroop P, K N Shah, D D Jadeja, Dilip Rana, Ratankanvar Gadhvicharan, Vishal Gupta, Prabhav Joshi, Shahmeena Husain, Dhananjay Dwivedi, M Thennarasan, Rahul Gupta, Ajay Prakash, K Rajesh, Praveen Chaudhary, D N Modi, D H Shah, Ashish Kumar, Ashwani Kumar, Mohammad Shahid, Alok Pandey, S Murali Krishna, Kiran Jhaveri and R K Mehta.
The IPS officers who will be posted for the duties are Khursheed Ahmed, Prafulla Roushan, Anil Pratham, Amit Vishwakarma, Ajay Choudhary, Wabang Jamir, Archana Shivhare, T S Bisht, R B Brahmbhatt and Raju Bhargava.
The General Administration Department (GAD) along with the home department will announce the arrangements and placements in phases. Some of these officers have also requested an exemption from these duties due to personal reasons.