CEO urges all polling officials to discharge their duties with dedication & responsibility for smooth conduct of Election in Isles

Port Blair, April 5: As part of the preparations for the ensuing General Elections -2024, the Election Department, A&N Islands is organizing series of training programmes for the personnel engaged in Election Duty. In this connection, the second round of training for the Presiding Officers and Polling team of Ferrargunj Tehsil was organized today at DBRAIT auditorium.

Addressing the trainees on the occasion, the Chief Electoral Officer, A&N Islands Parliamentary Constituency (ANIPC), Shri B.S Jaglan, IAS, reiterated that all personnel engaged in election duty have to play a vital role in the smooth conduct of polling on the day of poll. The CEO said, the officials manning the Polling Booth have to discharge their duties with utmost responsibility & dedication and have to complete all the election procedures step by step before the start of the Polling on the Poll day for the smooth polling on April 19, 2024. The Chief Electoral Officer sought the cooperation and active involvement of all officials involved in the election process in the conduct of smooth, free, fair & transparent elections in A&N Islands Parliamentary Constituency following the ECI guidelines.

In his address on the occasion, the Returning Officer, ANIPC, Shri Arjun Sharma said, it is very important for the officials engaged in Election Duty to set up their respective polling booth in a proper manner for the smooth conduct of the Election on the poll day. He said, mock polls have to be conducted without fail in the presence of the contesting candidate/agent to the extent possible.

Initiating the training, the Resource person, Shri Som Naidu, DANICS (Retd.), through a power point presentation briefed about the roles and responsibilities of the Presiding Officers and the other officials engaged in Election Duty pertaining to conduct of elections in the UT.

Later, a hands on training on EVM and VVPAT machine was carried out by the Master Trainer, Dr. A Abraham. Presiding Officers and other polling personnel witnessed the demonstration of EVM & VVPAT and also engaged themselves on hands on training for better familiarization with it.