ULB polls: DEO Ganderbal reviews arrangements

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GANDERBAL: District Election Officer (DEO), Piyush Singla, Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the arrangements put in place for the smooth conduct of Municipal Elections in the district.
“The meeting discussed threadbare all arrangements put in place, essential and integral measures taken, and the necessary precautions to be ensured during the electoral process,” the statement said.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, SSP Ganderbal, Assistant Commissioner Development Ganderbal, Returning Officers, Assistant Returning Officers, Zonal Magistrates, Sector Magistrates, Zonal Police Officers, Sector Police Officers, Election Expenditure Monitoring Teams and other concerned.
The meeting discussed threadbare issues related to manpower, training of polling staff, communication plan, transport plan, material arrangement, expenditure monitoring, EVM management, establishment of helpline and complaint redressal, besides law and order issues and duty of zonal and sectoral magistrates.
DSingla directed the concerned Officers to remain vigilant and acquaint themselves with the knowledge, rules and regulations of Election Commission of India. He directed them to work as a team for bridging the communication gap and to yield better results. He further stressed on adhering to the model code of conduct during the election and added that Municipal Committee Ganderbal will go to poll on 16 October.
The meeting also inquired about the status of polling stations and it was informed that most of the polling stations have adequate basic facilities.
The DEO said that every official concerned with the elections shall endeavor to facilitate the participation of the people particularly youth and ensure enabling environment towards strengthening grass-roots democratic institutions.