Reviewing the election preparedness, CEC Arora conveys alertness regarding Lok Sabha Poll 2019
Source :NewsBharati Date :07-Jan-2019
New Delhi, January 7: The Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora today reviewed the election preparedness of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh in relation to the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Various election related arrangements were reviewed for the smooth and peaceful conduct of elections a free, fair, inclusive, participative and credible manner.
Arora directed the CEOs to ensure that all Contact Centers with a uniform number –‘ 1950’ shall be made operational as a single point contact for all election related information and facilitation to voters. It was also directed that urgent and time-bound action must be taken to ensure the availability of Assured Minimum Facilities (AMFs) at every polling station for the convenience and facilitation of the voters.
Emphasizing on the urgent need to create a comprehensive data base of PwD voters, he said that along with their PS-wise mapping, it is important to ensure that adequate assistance is provided to all PwD voters on day of Poll, realising the Commission’s motto of ‘No Voter to be Left Behind’. The Chief Election Commissioner directed that forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections should be made most friendly for voters and all necessary facilitations should be provided specially to gender, Persons with disability and senior citizens.
The CEC also stressed on the imperative of imparting robust and comprehensive training to all levels of election related officials on the entire spectrum of election related matters including ERO-NET, BLO-NET, revision of Electoral Rolls and implementation of IT- applications like Suvidha, Samadhan, Sugam and C-VIGIL App, as also Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS).
The review meeting was attended by senior officers of ECI, Umesh Sinha, Senior Deputy Election commissioner, Dhirendra Ojha, Director General and Nikhil Kumar, Director.