Lok Sabha Elections-2024 General& Police Observers for Srinagar PC visit Ganderbal

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Lok Sabha Elections-2024General& Police Observers for Srinagar PC visit Ganderbal

Review Election preparedness; assess functioning of Media Monitoring Cell, also inspect arrangements in DCRCs, Polling Stations

GANDERBAL, MAY 01: The General Observer for 02-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency (PC), Mukul Kumar along with Police Observer, Sandeep Singh Chauhan today visited Ganderbal and held a joint meeting in the V.C Room of DC Office here to take first hand appraisal of the preparedness for Lok Sabha Elections-2024 in the district.The meeting was attended by District Election Officer, Shyambir; SSP Ganderbal, Sandeep Gupta; Additional District Development Commissioner, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani; Additional Deputy Commissioner, Gulzar Ahmad; Dy DEO, ACR, SDM Kangan, CPO and other Nodal Officers.At the outset, the Observers held an extensive interaction with Assistant Returning Officers (ARO) and Nodal Officers, and discussed threadbare various crucial aspects related to the conduct of Lok Sabha elections in the district.The District Election Officer provided a detailed overview of arrangements including SVEEP, Material Management, Manpower Plan, Transport Plan, EVM Management, arrangements at polling stations and Distribution cum Receipt Centres (DCRC), and other measures undertaken for smooth and peaceful conduct of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in the district.Interacting with the Nodal Officers, the Observers stressed to work with utmost coordination to ensure incident free and smooth conduct of the Lok Sabha Elections in the district.It was informed that as many as 2,05,029 registered electorates are exercising their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections-2024 in the twin Assembly Constituencies of the district.The District Election Officer assured the Observers of the administration’s full preparedness to ensure free, fair and peaceful elections. Measures such as providing facilities for voters including ramps for persons with disabilities were highlighted to enhance the voting experience.While reviewing the status of polling stations, the DEO informed that a total 260 polling stations are established in 213 designated locations in the district, besides 24 Special Polling stations are also established in different locations of the district.While reviewing the AMF in polling stations, the General Observer emphasized that sufficient space shall be ensured in such polling stations which are adjacent to each other so that voters may not face any inconvenience while casting their vote.Furthermore, the Observers also supervised the 2nd Randomization of Polling Staff and training session being imparted to the Presiding Officers, and enjoined upon the Officers to work with added zeal and unwavering dedication to uphold sanctity of the election process and safeguarding the democratic spirit.Meanwhile, they inspected the functioning of Media Monitoring teams during which Nodal Officer MCMC /DIO briefed them about their operations which are well-equipped and prepared to handle their responsibilities effectively. He further informed that no case of Paid News has been identified as on date in the district.Later, the Observers inspected the readiness of the Polling Stations during which the General Observer gave necessary instructions and stressed for close coordination among concerned officials to ensure that facilities at all polling stations meet the highest standards of accessibility and efficiency.The Observers also thoroughly reviewed the arrangements at the Dispatch cum Receipt Centres (DCRC) established in Green Campus CUK for 18-Ganderbal Assembly Constituency and PTS Manigam for 17-Kangan constituency. Both the AROs briefed the Observers about the arrangements and action plan for dispatching poll parties and election materials to the polling stations.They stressed on proactive approach and cooperation from all the stakeholders in preserving the sanctity of our democratic institutions.

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