DDC Shopian reviews preparedness for Panchayat elections.

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By Fast Kashmir on 22/01/2018.

ROs and AROs appointed Blockwise. Hypersensitive Polling Stations identified

Junaid Gulzar

SHOPIAN, JAN 22: In order to review arrangements for Panchayat Election-2018 in Shopian District a meeting was held under the chairmanship of DDC(District Panchayat Election Officer), Shopian Mohammad Aijaz.
In the meeting Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Assistant Commissioner Development, Returning Officers and Assistant Returning Officers of all Blocks, besides, Tehsildars, BDOs and Election Naib Tehsildar of the district attended the meeting.
On the occasion, DPEO reviewed the progress of verification of E Roll. The chair was informed that e roll in respect of blocks Shopian and Keller has been provided by the Vendor. Further, during the meeting the status of verification of E Roll was discussed wherein the DPEO issued directions for finishing the same within two days. During the meeting, a threadbare discussion took place on the matter of sensitivity of polling stations and Tehsildars concerned and BDOs were directed for carrying out physical verification of polling station with regards to Basic Minimum Facilities, etc.
The concerned officers of different departments nominated as nodal officers for different election activities in the district 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 DPEO, issued instructions to the ROs and AROs for conduct of Panchayat Elections according to the guidelines provided in the RO hand book as issued by the State Election Authority.The security arrangements for smooth conduct of Panchayat elections were also discussed in the meeting.
The DPEO, also directed the ROs and AROs to issue the public notice from their headquarters immediately after issuance of the notification with full particulars of their headquarter, name of RO and ARO, time of receiving the nominations and availability of nominations forms. They were further directed to give full publicity to the notification by posting public notice at conspicuous places for information of the aspiring candidates.