Andhra Pradesh State Election Commissioner(SEC) Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar, who got a major sigh of relief over the Local Body Elections with the orders of the Supreme Court has upped the game.
Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar gave a rude shock to the Andhra Pradesh government by directing the Village volunteers and Secretariat employees in the state to stay out of the elections in his new orders.
The SEC has also directed the village volunteers to return back the mobile phones, they have received from the government and directed them to not be a part of the campaign activities for the Panchayat elections.
In the orders, Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar said that these rules and restrictions from the Village volunteers and Secretariat employees in the state will be active as the election schedule is effective.
Earlier, State Election Commissioner Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar has written to Chief Secretary Aditya Nath Das and GAD Political secretary to transfer Chittoor and Guntur district collectors, Tirupati Urban SP, and others.
With no response from the SC and GAD Political secretary, Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar has transferred these officials with his discretionary powers recently.
The SEC has also directed the Joint Collectors of Chittor and Guntur districts to take the powers from respective district collectors of Chittor and Guntur, Bharat Narayan Gupta, and Samuel Anand, who were recently transferred.
On the other hand, Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar has rejected the transfer of Panchayati Raj Chief Secretary Gopala Krishna Dwivedi and Panchayati Raj Commissioner Girija Shankar claiming that the transfer of the officials ahead of the polls will make it difficult for the new officials to take care of the elections process.