Booth Level Officers (BLOs) are serving Officers of the Government or
Local bodies.They are appointed by the Electoral Registration Officer
under Section 13 B(2) of Representation of the People Act, 1950 after
obtaining approval of the District Election Officer. They are appointed
for carrying out the work of revision/preparation of electoral roll as
and when required. According to Section 13 B (2) of Representation of
the People Act,1950, An electoral registration officer may, subject to
any prescribed restrictions, employ such persons as he thinks fit for
the preparation and revision of the electoral roll for the constituency.
BLOs would continue to discharge the responsibilities assigned to them by
their parent offices and would remain generally under the control of their
administrative department.They perform the work of BLO in addition to their
normal duties.They have to perform this work outside office hours and holidays
so that it does not affect their normal official duties.
BLO is a representative
of Hon'ble Election Commission of India at the grass root level who play a
pivotal role in the process of Roll Revision and collecting actual field
information with regard to the Electoral Roll corresponding to polling area
assigned to him/her.
Chapter 5 of Manual on Electoral Rolls, the Hon'ble Election Commission of
India has envisaged the duties and responsibilities of BLO.
The State of Kerala has at present 25149 Polling Stations and there is
one BLO in each PS.
Please read the link carefully before submitting the application.
INSTRUCTIONS ON BLO APPOINTMENT