Extra alertness and vigilance necessary in election work

All districts should prepare for election management plan

Election commission officials review preparations for legislative assembly elections

Voter awareness vehicles flagged off in 51 districts for EVM and VVPAT

Bhopal, July 10, 2018 (Abdul Ahad Farhan):  Deputy Election Commissioners of Election Commission of India Mr. Chandrabhushan Kumar and Mr. Sandip Saxena besides Director, I.T. Mr. VN Shukla reviewed preparations for Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election in two meetings held here today. In the meeting taken place in Nirvachan Sadan, Chief Electoral Officer Mrs. Saleena Singh and Additional Chief Electoral Officer Mr. Sandip Yadav were also present. Prior to this, Divisional Commissioner Mr. Kavindra Kiyavat and Collectors of Bhopal, Sehore, Raisen, Vidisha and Rajgarh were present in the meeting held in Bhopal Divisional Commissioner’s office. Election commission’s officers flagged off voter awareness vehicles to impart information about the process of EVM and VVPAT machines to voters in 51 districts. In the meeting held in the electoral office, Deputy Election Commissioner Mr. Sandeep Saxena said that additional alertness and vigilance by the officials and their team is very necessary in the election process. It is a challenge to conduct elections without interruption, but it is not difficult. If the commission’s instructions are followed point to point, there will be no difficulty in conducting elections. For better conduction of elections, benefit from the training should be taken not only by officer alone but by their team as well.

He said that officers-employees posted at a place for more than three years and engaged in elections related work should be transferred necessarily. Posts vacant in ARO and CEO office should be filled up soon.  Mr. Saxena said that rationalisation of polling booths should be completed by the end of this month. This should be considered that polling booth should be at ground floor only. SWEEP plan should be made for the entire state. Theme, logo and slogans should be prepared to motivate voters.

Help from Master Trainers should be taken for election related subjects. All monitoring and scrutiny teams to be formed for the election should have mobile phones. Message of the Commission should be designed considering easiness, convenience and solution. One ARO would be deputed as nodal officer in each district for this task. All districts should prepare draft of election management plan. Preparations for control room, vulnerable mapping and web casting should be made from today.