Port Blair, Mar 17: A meeting with all the sector officers of North & Middle Andaman District was held in the conference hall of District Office, N&MA yesterday (Mar.15), in view of upcoming General Election to Lok Sabha-2019. The District Election Officer (DEO), N&MA, Mr. Awanish Kumar, briefed them about their duties and responsibilities on the Poll day and before. All the Sector Magistrates and Sector Police Officers were advised to remain vigil and visit the polling stations together and check the availability of Assured Minimum Facilities (AMF) in all the polling stations in their jurisdiction.
The DEO informed them about the schedule of EVM randomization and randomization of polling parties by the Returning Officer, ANIPC and schedule of training to be held in all the tehsils of the North & Middle Andaman District, for which the first round of training of the polling parties has been scheduled on 25th March, second round on 01st April and third round on 08th April, 2019. The exemption by the Election Commission of India (ECI), has also been received, allowing the polling parties of a particular Island to discharge their duties at the same Island.
Earlier, a meeting was also held in the conference hall of the DC Office, N&MA with all the Booth Level Officers and the District Nodal Officers, wherein they were briefed about their roles and responsibilities in the coming weeks and on the Poll day. They were advised to visit their respective polling stations and ensure AMFs. They were also sensitized about the special dispensation put in place for the PwD electors. They were directed to start distribution of voter’s slips to the eligible voters from 01st April, 2019 onwards and ensure that 100% voters slip is distributed and there is no complaint regarding non-receipt of the voter’s slips.
The DEO further informed that as per the guidelines of ECI ‘Chunav Pathshala’ shall be organized in all the polling stations of North & Middle Andaman District on 19th March, 2019 so as to create awareness about the free, fair, transparent and ethical voting among the electors. They were also directed to continuously enroll the left out voters till the last date of filing of nominations on 25th April, 2019 so as to ensure that “No Voter is Left Behind”.