District Election Officer and the Collector through the Nodal Officers reviewed the election pre-preparation and give guidelines
In order to conduct the by-election of 147 Karjan assembly seat on 3rd November, necessary training is being imparted by selecting 1555 officers and employees following the rules and provisions of Election Commission of India. Special instructions regarding Corona were also given to operate 311 polling stations.
As a precautionary measure, it was indicated today that a rapid test would be conducted to ensure that all these people were free of Corona before the polling date.
District Election Officer and Collector Shalini Agarwal has appointed 16 Class-I officers as Nodal Officers to discharge various responsibilities as per the rules of election management and to conduct the elections properly and in an integrated manner. She held a meeting and gave detailed instructions on the work done by these officers for the necessary pre-preparations.
The Election Commission of India has appointed senior officers of the Central Services as Expenditure Inspector and General Inspector. Necessary guidance was given to the liaison officers regarding their arrival and operations.
Ballot units, counting units and VVPATs have been allotted in the proportion prescribed by the Election Commission for conducting polling. 15 technical teams have been formed to keep these machines running and in good condition. It was informed that four awareness vehicles are currently demonstrating the use of VVPATs in 311 polling station areas.
The meeting also discussed in detail the steps taken to maintain law and order, transport of polling materials and troops, distribution of polling materials at Karjan and arrangement of return centers.
District Police Officer Sudhir Desai, Resident Additional Collector DR Patel, Deputy District Election Officer R.M. Joshi and Nodal officers were present in the meeting.