Officials said on Wednesday, that the Income Tax department has stationed over 400 personnel across Gujrat to keep a close watch on election expenditure. It will also ensure to keep watch flow of black money during the Lok Sabha elections in the state.
Gujrat will have polling on all the 26 Lok Sabha seats on April 23.
Polling on all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat will be held on April 23. A control room has been set up at the state headquarters under the instruction of Election Commission (EC) to hold back the use of black money during the elections for 24 hours, said Amit Jain the Director-General.
A toll-free number was launched by the department which is – 18002337444 to enable all the general public to inform about any suspicious cash transactions and movements, Mr. Jain told reporters.
Mr. Jain also said, “We have formed our teams in all the 33 districts. The complaints monitoring cell of our control room would transfer the information about cash movements to these teams, depending on the area specified in the information.
“In all, we have deployed 404 of our officers across Gujarat to monitor illegal use of cash during polls.”
Diu, Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli are also under surveillance along with Gujarat by the I-T department to monitor cash flow.
“If the cash is below Rs. 10 lakh then the district coordination committee, headed by the District Development Officer, can do verification from their own side without calling us. But, if its above Rs. 10 lakh, then I-T must be informed to do verification,” said Mr. Jain.

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