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Jalandhar, January 10 (News Hunt)- Describing the apt handling as Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines as the backbone of free, fair and transparent elections, Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Ghanshyam Thori today asked all officers convened to have proper training and first hand information about the functioning of EVMs and VVPAT machines in a training session in which Returning Officers, Assembly Level Master Trainers, and District Level Master Trainers participated.
While reviewing the training program here at district administrative Complex, the DC said that the basic motto was to ensure that the staff dealing with these machines was fully trained to handle them during the Election Day on February 14, and counting day March 10. He also said that keeping in view the significance of this process efforts have been made to impart specialized training to the poll staff for handling the EVMs to enable them to perform their election duty efficaciously.
Thori further stated that EVM machines would be equipped with voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) system across all 1974 polling stations, hence it was necessary to impart proper training to poll staff for smooth conduct of election procedure so that people don’t feel any sort of inconvenience on poll day.
He also said that before the polling day more such trainings would be imparted to the staff with full machines to ensure that they were able to render their duty in a foolproof manner.
On the occasion Additional Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh, Returning Offices from all nine assembly constituencies, Assembly level master trainers, district level master trainer, and others were also present.