EC issues directions to CEOs of 5 poll bound states

EC issues directions to CEOs of 5 poll bound states

The Election Commission has issued directions to the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of the five poll bound states of Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Goa and Manipur for making fool proof security arrangements for counting of votes.
These directions are in addition to those issued earlier by the Commission regarding storage and safety arrangements of EVMs, appointment of counting staff, counting agents and counting procedures.
The Commission also had several rounds of video conferences with the CEOs and Returning Officers of all 5 States to take first hand inputs on the preparedness of the counting arrangements.
Giving details of security mechanism set up, the Senior Election Commission officer said that the ECI is not leaving any stone unturned to fair and transparent counting arrangements at all the 157 counting centres. Counting will take place at 53 centres in Punjab, 2 in Goa, 75 in Uttar Pradesh, 15 in Uttarakhand and 12 centres in Manipur.
The Election Commission has taken feedback from all political parties and candidates, based on which these additional instructions have been issued with a view to further bolster security arrangements to tackle both general as well as situation specific exigencies and ensure a smooth counting process in a transparent manner.
ECI has instructed all the CEOs and DEOs to make the above arrangements and undertake counting process cautiously, step by step and without undue haste so as to make them fool proof, the EC officer added.
The instruction includes proper barricading arrangements inside each of the counting hall with weld wires mesh to segregate the counting agents from the counting personnel and EVMs, proper arrangement for Videography in all the counting halls to record the general happenings in the counting hall for effective monitoring.
The Commission has also instructed that all counting arrangements must be completed by night of 7th March. It said, the Observers will visit the counting halls on 8th March and will send a report to the Commission on counting arrangements.

Previous Labour Ministry to convene meet to increase EPFO stock market exposure
Next Mild earthquake hits Himachal Pradesh

About author

You might also like

national 0 Comments

UIDAI assures centralised data base of Aadhar is fully secure

New Delhi, March 24: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has assured the citizens that the centralised database of Aadhar card is fully secured. In an interview to the All

Breaking News 0 Comments

PM to offer special prayer at Lingaraj temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will offer special prayer at Lingaraj temple in Bhubaneswar this morning. Modi is scheduled to reach the temple at 9 AM and offer prayer at the 11th

national 0 Comments

Pak playing dangerous game in Jadhav’s case: Parrikar

Panaji : Former Defence MinisterManohar Parrikar has said Pakistan is playing a “dangerous game” in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death in the neignbouring country on charges of

national 0 Comments

NIA to make further investigations in Bhopal-Ujjain train blast: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said further investigations in a blast in the general compartment of the Bhopal-Ujjain Passenger train on 7th of this month, will be handed over to

national 0 Comments

Jat quota stir called off after talks with Haryana CM

The Jat agitation planned in Delhi tomorrow has been called off after a meeting between Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Jat leaders. Addressing media at Haryana Bhawan this evening,

Uttar Pradesh 0 Comments

HC asks UP govt to produce orders on closure of illegal meat shops

The Allahabad High Court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to produce before it by today all its orders on the basis of which the drive for closure of illegal


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply