In the first phase, the PR started balloting of several shortlisted candidates who had applied for vacancies in helper, sweeper and cleaner positions.
According to the notification, after the word 'basis' as mentioned in the civil servants (appointment, promotion and transfer) rules, 1973, the words 'through balloting' has been inserted.
'Simply, you can say balloting has replaced the final interview process,' Mr Chaudhry said.
According to ministry 280,617 applications have been received and 83,440 pilgrims will be selected through a transparent balloting
After finalizing and notifying the balloting venue, the duly signed hard and soft copy of data to be used in balloting will be provided to the IT directorate at least four days before the balloting and the data will be considered frozen.
Any change in the received data will be accepted with the approval of both members concerned and any change 24 hours before balloting will be approved only by the Authority's chairman.
Additionally, states should improve the training for poll workers to ensure they're familiar with provisional balloting procedures.
"A Fallible 'Fail-Safe': An Analysis of Provisional Balloting Problems in the 2006 Election." New York: Demos, 2007.
Current all Association balloting
is done by letter ballot mailed to all active members.