Don’t spare stock of indelible ink to banks: EC to Goa electoral officer

Electoral officer added that none of the banking authorities has so far approached his office seeking stock of indelible ink.

Written by Harsha Raj Gatty | Panaji | Updated: November 19, 2016 4:32 am

In the wake of RBI notification to apply indelible ink at the banks/post offices to ensure customers do not repeatedly exchange old currency notes, Election Commission (EC) has asked the Goa Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) to not spare its stock of ink to banking authorities.

“We were just informed of the direction Friday morning, that our ink vial inventories must be secured till the 2017 Goa polls officially commences,” said CEO Kunal.

While he added that his office was yet to go through the detailed order of the EC, they have taken cognizance of the matter based on a tweet that “EC had written to the finance ministry” over the matter. He added that none of the banking authorities has so far approached his office seeking stock of indelible ink.