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For model conduct, BMC asks corporators to return SIM cards

Written by Alison Saldanha | Mumbai | Posted: March 12, 2014 1:36 am

The BMC has asked its corporators to return the cellphone SIM cards provided to them last year, for the duration of the election code of conduct.

“On March 5, the Election Commission announced the schedule for the Lok Sabha polls and that from this date till the end of elections, a code of conduct will be in force throughout the country.

Hence, the BMC will take back the SIM cards given to corporators and the cars given for the travel of committee chairpersons and group leaders. In case of SIM cards, corporators may be allowed to continue their use if they bear the phone bills for the duration of the code,” a circular issued by the civic body reads, adding that only the Mayor will be allowed to use his vehicle for travelling from home to BMC’s various offices and back.

alison.saldanha@expressindia.com

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