Saturday , October 23 2021

Officials Imparted training on EVM/VVPAT counting

Bongaigaon : District Election Officer of 32 Bongaigaon Legislative Assembly Constituency on Monday organized a training programme for the Counting Supervisors, Counting Assistants and Micro Observers on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail( VVPAT) counting.

The training was imparted by District Informatics Officer, Bijoy Majumdar in the presence of District Election Officer, Adil Khan, District Development Commissioner, Chandra Devi, ACS, Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Nadira Jesmin, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Arup Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dhrubajyoti Das and Election Officer, Basabi Thakuria were also present during the training programme.

The programme was conducted as per the guidelines issued by the ECI to train election Officials with an aim to ensure smooth conduct of counting process in accordance with the protocols established by the ECI.

The Officials were imparted training on how to handle the EVM, VVPAT, counting of votes. The training session included videos demonstrating duties of the counting personnels and hands-on training on EVMs. A total of 22 Micro Observers, 20 Counting Supervisors and 22 Counting Assistants will be deployed on the 23th of May, 2019, the day of the Counting of Votes for Lok Sabha Election, 2019.

On the occasion, District Election Officer, Adil Khan urged the Officials to ensure against any discrepancy in the counting process and ensure smooth culmination of this electoral process. Khan also directed them to be absolutely fair and disciplined during the counting. After the intensive training process, all the Officials clarified their doubts with the Officials of the District Administration.

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