The Election Department has taken action against 40 government employees for violation of the Model Code of Conduct in the Union Territory. Four employees have been suspended, and disciplinary action has been initiated against one. Besides one employee has been disengaged from services and an inquiry has been started against thirty-four employees. The swift action against these employees of different departments of J&K has been initiated in response to the daily online reports being furnished by the concerned District Election Officers of different districts and offline complaints received on the official e-mail ID of the Chief Electoral Officer, lodged by the general public, office bearers of different political parties and Panchayati Raj Institutions regarding MCC violation.

The move was aimed at ensuring free and fair conduct of ongoing general elections while adhering to the zero-tolerance policy of the Election Commission of India against such violations. The highest number of MCC violations have been reported from Srinagar district followed by Kulgam and Rajouri as second highest and Udhampur and Ganderbal districts as third highest while the lowest number of violations have been reported from Kishtwar, Bandipora, Reasi and Samba districts.