EC concerned over use of indelible ink
The government’s measure to control ‘mad rush’ by allowing banks to use indelible ink ban has hit a roadblock. The Election Commission has raised its concern over the use of indelible ink in banks after the notes ban, saying that the move should not affect the “election process in any manner”.
In a letter to the Finance Ministry, the Commission has said that several states will hold elections and there will be confusion as indelible ink also marks citizens who have already voted. The top election body said the government should ensure that the use of indelible ink on people exchanging banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes does not cause a problem when they vote.