DEO Ganderbal reviews preparedness for general election

DEO Ganderbal reviews preparedness for general election

          GANDERBAL, MARCH 02: District Election Officer (DEO), Ganderbal  Hashmat  Ali Khan today chaired a meeting of Nodal Officers to review the preparedness for General Elections -2019.

         The DEO reviewed the arrangements being made by the departments for the conduct of ensuing general elections. He directed all concerned officers to keep their men and machinery in readiness mode for election activities in the district.

The meeting deliberated about their duties, role and responsibilities towards holding of a fair, transparent and smooth election in the district.

          The DEO called upon the concerned officers to implement the comprehensive plan for manpower management, traffic plan, training of polling staff, material management, computerization, SMS monitoring and communication, expenditure monitoring, SVEEP awareness camps and to ensure basic minimum facilities for polling stations including drinking water, toilet facility, power supply and ramp facility.

          It was decided that Education Department will provide all logistic facilities for polling stations from their own resources. The PDD and PHE Departments were directed to ensure availability of power supply and drinking water in all polling stations.

          He said that whereever needed polling stations should have provisions of ramps, hearing aids, wheelchairs and other related facilities for the aid of physically handicapped voters.

          The CMO Ganderbal was directed to ensure healthcare facilities including availability of mobile team and first aid kits at all polling stations on all the days including distribution of polling material, collection of EVMs, polling date and on the day of counting.

          The meeting was attended by ADDC, Shafqat Iqbal, ADC, Showket Ahmad, Joint Director Planning, SDM Kangan,  Xens of PHE, R&B, CMO, CEO, all Tehsildars of the district and other concerned district officers.

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