GUWAHATI: Taking a step towards women empowerment, Kamrup (Metro) DC Biswajeet Pegu announced that there will be 60 women polling stations in the city at a press meet here on Thursday. The women polling stations will hold one presiding officer and three polling officers each, all women in four Lok Sabha constituencies, Jalukbari, Guwahati West, Guwahati East, and Dispur.
DC Biswajeet Pegu announced that there will be eight model booths in the 60 polling stations. “The model polling booths will provide seating and drinking facilities along with wheelchair provision among other conveniences. Moreover, in the 60 polling booths, all the services and duties will be carried out by women”, DC Biswajeet Pegu announced.
Priority has been given to aid the physically handicapped, where NGOs and other self-help groups have been assigned to even fetch them from their residence if need be so that no one is left behind from exercising their franchise. “Training is already underway for the 60 women poll stations where one training has already been completed and if required, more training will be provided. This initiative is to promote the message of gender equality in the state”, the DC affirmed.
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