The District Election Authorities organized one day training programme for Returning Officers (ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) here today.

 The training was held under the chairmanship of District Election Officer,   Rohit Khajuria and conducted by District level master trainers. A power point presentation was given on scrutiny, filling of nominations, rejection of nominations, qualification of nominations and completion of polling process till the conclusion of the declaration of the results.

The DEO stressed on strict adherence to the election manual for the smooth conduct of  the polls. He asked the Returning Officers to be careful while scrutinizing the papers and furnishing of timely information to his office besides strict enforcement of model code of conduct.

He further informed that elections to the Urban Local Bodies shall be conducted through EVMs in 113 polling stations spread across 80 wards of 5 Municipal Committees and 1 Municipal Council of Kathua.

Deputy District Election Officer, Chand Kishore asked  ROs & AROs to work in synergy and coordination to ensure free, fair and transparent Urban Local Body election. He also briefed them about the procedure to be adopted for the conduct of elections.

Among others, GM DIC, Rajinder Sharma, ADC Billawar, Joginder Singh Rai, PO IWMP, Sohan Lal besides RO’s and AROs were also present on the occasion.

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