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Third phase of training for polling officers completed in Lakhimpur

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

Lakhimpur, November 13: The third phase training for all the polling officers and presiding officers of North Lakhimpur ended on Sunday.

In view of the forthcoming by-poll, the district administration has taken the initiative to provide training through the master trainers to all the polling officers in the Lakhimpur district. Debeswar Malakar, Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur, persolly supervised the training programmes in all the four training centres. The training was provided in three phases in District Library Auditorium, Padmath Gohain Baruah ME School and North Lakhimpur Girls’ Higher Secondary School. Additiol Deputy Commissioners Bipul Kumar Das, BD Sarma and Asarfull Amin were present during the completion of the third phase/ last stage training of the polling and presiding officers of 110 ubachiya and 111 Lakhimpur constituencies.

During the training programme, the officers were told in detail about the functioning of the voting machines and trained in using computers and monitoring election activities through the internet. All the officers were explained about their job responsibilities and duties to perform during the voting day which will be conducted on November 19. Mock poll will be organized on the voting day just before the beginning of the voting process, among the polling officers and presiding officers.

“First Polling and the presiding officers has been provided training by the master trainers.All the necessary information in regard to the election, Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) has been provided to all the polling officers and presiding officers.Guidlines for the use and functioning of EVMs has been explained and demonstrated to all the election duty officers.The officers has been strictly ordered to check Voter Identity Cards and Voter Slips and maintain a presiding Officer’s diary for all official records related to the forthcoming elections in the Lakhimpur district.

“The district administration has been monitoring all the activities related to the forthcoming by-poll for smooth conduct and conclusion of the election in Lakhimpur district. All the officers have been asked to fill up the 17 (A) and 17 (C) documents properly for the official records,” the Deputy Commissioner told the media.

He further said that all the security arrangements had been tightened across the district and many police officials had been trained especially for the upcoming elections to provide tight security during the time of election in Lakhimpur district.

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