Port Blair, March 1: In connection with the ensuing Panchayat & Municipal Elections-2022, the Office of the Director, Panchayat and Municipal Elections (DPME) today organised a training for the Returning Officers, Assistant Returning Officers and Master Trainers on the counting procedures in the auditorium of TGCE. Shri. Som Naidu, DANICS Officer (Retd.) as the resource person imparted training on the counting procedures of Postal Vote, Ballot Vote and EVM.

Meanwhile, the third round training for the Presiding Officers, First, Second, Third Polling Officials & Polling Assistants of Panchayat Elections – 2022 was held in the auditorium of DBRAIT today. Adopting an innovative measure for better understanding of polling officials, a model polling station was set up in the Auditorium. A team of newly appointed polling officials performed the duties which included receiving the materials from the distribution centre, all pre poll preparation, poll day activities, closure of poll, post poll handing over at the collection centre etc. Doubt clearing session was also held. Master trainers’ imparted the training and moderated the demo polling for the benefit of the election personnel of Ferrargunj Tehsil.

Later, a hands on training about how to prepare the ballot boxes and its sealing on completion of the poll was also demonstrated by the master trainers on the occasion.