Port Blair, Mar.2: 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, Master Trainers, counting supervisor and counting assistants on the counting procedures in the conference hall of DBRAIT. Shri Som Naidu, DANICS Officer (Retd.) as the resource person imparted training on the counting procedures of 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. For a better understanding of polling officials, a model polling station was set up on the stage of the auditorium wherein newly appointed polling officials performed the duties which included receiving the materials from the distribution centre, all pre poll preparations, poll day activities, closure of poll, sealing of ballot boxes, post poll handing over at the collection centre etc.

Master trainers’ imparted the training and moderated the demo polling for the benefit of the election personnel of Port Blair & Ferrargunj Tehsil. Doubt clearing session was also held. 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.