District Election Officer, Rajouri Mohammed Aijaz Asad today chaired a meeting with officers associated with elections to review the election preparedness in the district.
A multitude of issues like provision of Assured Minimum Facilities (AMFs) at the Polling Stations, implementation of MCC, communication plan, transport plan, security plan, training to polling personnel and SVEEP activities.
He also discussed availability of basic facilities at the polling stations in all the polling stations for the smooth and hassle free conduct of general elections 2019.
It was informed about the number of polling stations that are without electricity, drinking water, toilet and other basic facilities in the polling stations. It was also informed that the work is in progress by the concerned departments to ensure availability of basic facilities in all the polling stations in the districts, like constructions of toilets by education department, ramps by the PWD and RDD and facilities of drinking water by the PHE department and will be completed within a week’s time.
He also said that basic facilities like availability of electricity, drinking water, toilets, ramps, wheel chairs, transport are mandatory at all the polling stations for the smooth conduct of elections and these should be put in place well in advance by the concerned departments.
While talking about MCC, DEO said the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) has come into effect with the announcement of dates for General Elections 2019.The officers were asked to ensure strict adherence to guidelines of the MCC and follow them in letter and spirit.
It is pertinent to mention here that in order to enforce Model Code of Conduct, video surveillance teams, Video viewing teams and flying squads has been constituted.
In order to ensure Assured Minimum facilities at each polling station Assembly constituency wise teams have been constituted for physical verification of polling stations and ensuring AMF.
Nodal officer SVEEP informed that the special election vans Jashn-e jumariyat, exclusively flagged off for generation of awareness among voters and to acquaint them with the EVMs and VVPATs. He also informed that under SVEEP a total of 1200 ASHAs and Anganwadi workers were sensitized about the election process. He further said special awareness camps and nukad Nataks are being organised at different locations in association with J and K academy of art, culture and languages Rajouri.
DEO asked the nodal officer SVEEP to focus on the booths level awareness for raising the gender ratio and enrollment of the PwD voters.
The DEO directed all the officers to work in tandem to facilitate hassle-free elections in the district.
The meeting was attended by senior superintendent of police, Yougal Manhas, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Sher Singh, AC Defence, Ramesh, ACR, Mohammad Ashraf, ACD, Akhter Qazi, District Treasury Officer, Imran Mehmood, Chief agriculture officer, Deputy Director Employment, Deputy District election officer, Rizwan Asger, EXNs PHE, PWD, PDD, BDO, Rajouri, Abdul Khabir, ARTO, Inzar Rana.