The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has sought strict compliance of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by Chief Education Officers (CEOs). In a communication addressed to all the CEOs, the DSEK stated that the instructions have been issued following the office memorandum received from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer regarding the strict adherence to the MCC as per the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI). “The action taken report may kindly be shared with this Directorate accordingly,” the official communication reads. Earlier, the General Administration Department (GAD) issued an official communication to all the administrative secretaries for strict compliance of the instructions issued by Election Commission of India regarding strict implementation of the MCC guidelines. newsagency KNO reported. The communication was issued after the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), asking all the administrative secretaries to ensure strict compliance of the instructions of model code of conduct for the guidance of political parties, candidates and other related guidelinesNotably, the ECI on March 16 of 2024 announced the schedule for Lok Sabha elections while the voting will begin from April 19 in seven phases. The notification for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 was issued on March 20 of 2024. The voting for 102 Lok Sabha constituencies across 17 states and four Union territories will take place on April 19, the ECI has said.