KUPWARA: District Election Officer (DEO) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir Monday convened a meeting of Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers to review the arrangements put in place for smooth conduct of ensuing Municipal Elections in the district.
The meeting was attended by SSP Kupwara, Sriram Ambarkar, SSP Handwara, ADDC Kupwara, ADC Handwara, SDM Lolab, SDM Tangdar Dr Ilyas and other concerned.
The meeting discussed threadbare the arrangements made with regard to security, establishment of Control Rooms, distribution and collection of EVMs, randomization of poll staff, transport plan, training of staff and other related issues.
On the occasion, DEO urged officers to be impartial and ensure the conduct of Municipal Elections in a smooth manner in the district.
He directed the ARTO Kupwara to prepare a transport plan for the election process and submit it to DC Office by September 25. He also said that strengthening of grassroots democracy will help the district administration in carrying forward the developmental activities in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, both the SSPs of Kupwara and Handwara assured their full support from the security point of view to ensure free, fair and transparent election in the district.