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Election Duty Allowance (Remuneration) 2020 – Presiding Officer and Polling Officer

Election duty allowance (remuneration) to the Government employees and Teachers deployed on Election Duty 2020

The revised rates of remuneration (Election Duty Payment) to the employees and teachers deployed on Election Duty in India. As per the Election Commission of India (ECI) circular, a lumpsum amount to be paid Rs. 5000 and Rs. 2000 for Section officer and Master Trainer respectively.

Presiding Officer – Counting Supervisor

An important role in the election booth for Presiding Officer to be paid Rs. 350 per day. And also the same rate of honorarium to Counting Supervisor and Reception Supervisor.

Polling Officer Election Pay

An another important role in the election booth for Polling officer to be paid Rs. 250 per day. And also the same rate of remuneration to Counting Assistants and Reception Assistants.


F. No.: CEO/B&A/109(48)/200828435-89

Dated: 02.04.2019


With the concurrence of the Finance Department, GNCTD, to the rates approved by the Election Commission of India, vide U.O. No. DSF-V /296 dated 25-03-2019 and DSF-V/343 dated 29-03-2019, the rates of remuneration to be paid to the staff deployed on Election Duty for the General Election to Lok Sabha-2019 are as under :-

1.Sector OfficerRs. 5000 lumpsum
2.Master TrainerRs. 2000 lumpsum
3.Presiding Officer/ Counting Supervisor / Reception SupervisorRs. 350 per day or part thereof
4.Polling. Officers/ Counting Assistant / Reception AssistantRs. 250 per day or part thereof
5.Class-IVRs. 150 per day or part thereof
6.Packed Lunch and/or Light RefreshmentRs. 150 per day or part thereof
7.Video Surveillance.  Team, Video Viewing Team Accounting Team, Expenditure Monitoring Control Room and cell Centre Staffs, Media Certificate and Monitoring Committee, Flying Squads, Static Surveillance Team, Expenditure Monitoring CellClass-I/II (Rs. 1200 lumpsum)
 Class-III (Rs. 1000 lumpsum)
 Class-IV (Rs. 200 lumpsum)
8.Micro ObserverRs. 1000 lumpsum
9.Assistant Expenditure ObserverRs. 7500 lumpsum for full time duty and for partial duration on pro-rata basis.
The above mentioned rates are equally applicable to police personnel actually deployed on polling booths/counting centres.

The above rates are payable to the staff for attending class, collecting polling material as well as attending duty on the polling day/counting day.

The letter of the Commission communicated vide this office letter No. F.CEO/Admn/104(2)/2013/Cir/16980-94 dated 20-03-2014 inter-alia direct that keeping in view the long hours of duty, the day next to the day of polling is also to be treated as period on Election duty.

Accordingly, polling staff shall be paid for maximum 4 days for training collecting polling materials ete. And 2 days for polling day, subject to the condition that such number of training are actually attended and record.Also Check: Central Government Pay Matrix Table 2022 PDF

Reserve staff shall be paid 4 days for training and only 1 day for polling day.

Reception duty staff may be paid remuneration for 2 days i.e. 1 day for training and 1 day for attending the duty on reception counter on polling day.

Voter assistance booth staff may be paid remuneration equal to Polling officers i.e. Rs.250/-per day for 2 days i.e. 1 day for training and 1 day for attending the duty on polling day.

Counting duty staff (including statistical staff) may be paid remuneration for 2 days i.e. 1 day for training and 1 day for attending the duty on counting day.

MTS / Class-IV /Volunteers deployed for assisting voters with disabilities will be paid remuneration @ Rs. 150/-per day for 2 days i.e. one day for training and 1 day for attending the duty on polling day.

If same Micro-Observer is deployed for polling day as well as on counting day, it will be treated as sperate duty and remuneration will be paid accordingly.

The staff deployed on polling stations/counting centers may be provide with packed lunch and/or light refreshment @ Rs. 150/- per head per day. In case of difficulty in respect of providing packed lunch, a cash payment @ Rs. 150/-per head may be paid to poll/counting staff. Further, police Personnel deployed on election work on poll/counting day including mobile parties/Home Guards/Forest Guards/Gram Rakshak Dal/NCC Sr. Cadets/Ex-army/Central Police Force may be provide with packed lunch/refreshment or payment in lieu thereof as is being given to Polling/Counting Personnels. No refreshment charge should be paid to the reserve parties for polling day as they can be spared immediately, if they are not needed on that day.

All the Assistant Expenditure Observes and Executive Magistrate(Team In-chage) of Flying Squad Deployed are to be reimbursed Rs.500/- (Rupees Five Hundred only) as a fixed amount on account of Mobile Recharge for whole election process.

The above rates may be strictly adhered to and all personnel on election duty be well apprised of these rates during training etc.

All the DEOs/Ros are requested to ensure that the officers/staff deployed on Election Duty for the General Election to Lok Sabha-2019 are paid accordingly and following conditions are to be followed.
a) All codal formalities be observed.
b) All ECI and FDs guidelines be followed.
c) No duplicate payment is to be made
d) The responsibility rests with the CEO Office and DEOs concerned with regard to payment of each paisa in the right perspective.

The actual expenditure booked on this account may be intimated to Audit Officer, CEO (HQ) as the same is to be conveyed to Finance Department, as per the approval.


View ECI Order

As per the AP G.O. No. 161 Dated 17 March 2020, the following rates of remuneration payable to the staff deployed on training classes, polling duty and counting duties during ordinary elections to Panchayat Raj Institutions as follows:

1Zonal Officer/ Route Officer/ Sectoral OfficerRs. 1500 one time remuneration at lump sum
2Presiding Officer/ Counting SupervisorRs. 350 per day
3Polling Officers/ Counting AssistantsRs. 250 per day
4Office  sub-ordinates (Class-IV)Rs. 150 per day
5Packed lunch and or light refreshment to the personnel deployed at polling stations/ counting centersRs. 150 per head per Day.

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