GANDERBAL, District Election Officer (DEO), Ganderbal Hashmat Ali Khan today chaired a meeting of Nodal Officers in meeting Hall, Mini Secretariat Ganderbal to review the preparedness to be put in place for General Elections -2019.
On the occasion, DEO reviewed the arrangements being made by the departments for conducting of ensuing general elections.
He directed the all concerned officers to keep ready man and machinery to conduct election activities in the district and about their duties, role and responsibilities towards the holding of a fair, transparent and smooth election in the district at grass root level for strengthening the democratic system.
The DEO called upon the concerned officers to implement the comprehensive plan for manpower management, traffic plan, training of polling staff, material management, computerization, SMS monitoring and communication, expenditure monitoring, SVEEP awareness camps and to ensure basic minimum facilities for polling stations including drinking water, toilet facility, power supply and ramp facility.
It was decided that Education Department will provide furniture for all polling stations from their own resources. The PDD and PHE Departments were directed to ensure availability of power supply and drinking water in all polling stations.
He also directed the concerned to prepare the polling station wise list of person with disability voters so as to ensure them provision of ramps, hearing aids, wheelchairs and other related facilities.
The CMO Ganderbal was directed to ensure healthcare facilities including availability of mobile team and first aid kits on all polling stations on all the days including distribution of polling material, collection of EVMs, polling date and on the day of counting.
The meeting was attended by ADDC, Shafqat Iqbal, ADC, Showket Ahmad, Joint Director Planning, SDM Kangan, Xens of PHE, R&B, CMO, CEO, all Tehsildars of the district and other concerned district officers.