Muscat: The fifth election to the Board of Directors - Indian Schools in Oman will be held on 11th January 2020 as per the Election Commission of the Board of Directors.
In a press conference, Dr. Sathish Nambiar, Election Commissioner briefed about the preparations being carried out by the Election Commission to elect 5 members of the Board of Directors – Indian Schools in Oman from the parents of students of Indian School Muscat.
Election Commission of the Board of Directors consists of Election Commissioner Dr. Sathish Nambiar, and Commission Members Mr. Babu Rajendran, Mr. Shakeel K.M., Mrs. Padmini Atal, and Mr. Divesh Loomba. The Election Commission will oversee the entire process of election under the supervision of Ministry of Education, Sultanate of Oman.
Election Commission has received 16 nominations for the election and all the nominations are found eligible to contest in the election. As per the briefing, the candidates will have time till 25th December 2019 to withdraw their nomination and the final list of candidates will be published on 26th December 2019. 5722 voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the forthcoming election.
On replying to a query, Dr. Sathish Nambiar explained that candidate are allowed to use social media through only one post in which they would speak only about the strength of their candidature. Apart from the above, Election Commission itself will prepare a hardcopy of the profile of candidates and will circulate the same among all parents of Indian School Muscat for their information and awareness.
Mr. Babu Rajendran, Member-Election Commission urged all parents to exercise their franchise to ensure that the most preferred and most eligible candidates are elected to the Board of Directors. The voting shall begin at 8.00 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. when the gates of the school will be closed. However, those who are inside the school for voting before 5 p.m. will be allowed to cast their votes.
Election Commission also requested the parents to abide by the laws of the land while coming to exercise their franchise. Canvassing in any form in and outside the school premises is strictly prohibited during the election-day and there will be strict vigilance to ensure that there is no clogging around the area due to voter turnout.
Election Commission also urged the candidate to treat other candidates with respect and dignity and any form of defamation or malign propaganda against opponent candidates will be viewed seriously by the Election Commission.