FLASH NEWS local government commission - draft special rules for integration published

Sep 14, 2011

Booth Level officer (BLO) application invited

BLO Registration - Apply Here

  • The Election Commission of India vide 23/BLO/2006-PS-II dated 09.08.2006 has decided to have one Booth Level Officer to verify, scrutinise the voters' list of each polling station in the country, with the specific objective of ensuring purity of rolls for a free and fair election. A BLO will function as a custodian of the Electoral Roll of the part (Polling Booth) assigned to him/her and make a thorough study of the Electoral Roll, make frequent field visits, interact with local people particularly elders and local representatives towards ensuring a healthy and correct Electoral Roll .
    The State of Kerala has at present 20758 polling stations and many of the BLOs are having jurisdiction over more than one polling station. It has now been decided that there must be a BLO exclusively for one polling station. The present exercise is to ensure that every polling station in Kerala has a Booth Level Officer. The work of a BLO will be in addition to the regular duties of the officer.

  • 1.He/She should be a resident of the locality and a voter of the particular booth to which he/she is to be engaged as a BLO.
    2.He/She must be an employee of any Government Department,PSUs , LSGIs
    3.He/She can be an Anganvadi Worker or a retired Government Servant.
    4.He/She should work in the same district as that of the booth.

  • 1.He/She should not be an employee of the Financial/Banking Institutions/Courts of Law.
    2.He/She should not be a member of the forces like Police,Excise/Fireforce who is bound to wear uniforms.
    3.He/She should not be a member/worker/having any allegiance to any political party in the state.

  • Any one appointed as a BLO is eligible for an honorarium of Rs. 3000/ per year.

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