TRAINING IMPARTED TO COUNTING STAFF FOR SMOOTH CONDUCT OF COUNTING OF VOTES ON MARCH 10

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JALANDHAR, MARCH 2 (News Hunt)- To ensure smooth conduct of counting of votes on March 10, 2022, a training session was held today here at the district administrative complex, for the counting staff for all nine assembly segments.

Chairing the session, Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said that as many as 1170 officials would be deployed across all nine counting centres. This included 540 counting personnel and 630 officials attached with Returning Officers.
Accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh and Amarjit Bains, the DC said that the counting centres have been set up inside the premises or Government Meritorious School, Government Arts and Sports College, and Director Land Records wherein elaborate arrangements have been made for the counting. He also said that keeping in view the Covid-19 pandemic, this time two counting halls have been set up for each assembly segment so that strict adherence to covid appropriate behavior could be ensured.

There would be seven tables in each hall, he said adding counting supervisor, counting assistant, and micro observers would be deployed at these tables. He also said that as per ECI guidelines, no one including candidates or their counting agents would be allowed to carry mobile phones inside counting centres. The round wise results would be uploaded on ECIs website and counting of next round would be initiated immediately after completion of preceding one.

Meanwhile, district level master trainers imparted training to counting staff about handling of EVM machines during the entire procedure besides counting of ETPBS and ballot votes.

On the occasion Assistant Commissioner (UT) Ojasvi Alankar, All Returning Officers, Assistant Returning Officers, Tehsildar Election Sukhdev Singh, Kanoongo Rakesh Kumar were also present.

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