Gangtok, February 15 (IPR)
As per the directives of Election Commission of India, the first phase of District Level Training for Presiding and Polling Officer-1 started from North District headquarter Mangan today.
The training is being organized by the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (O/o the CEO) where Resources Persons; National Level Master Trainers; Shri M. Bharani Kumaar, Shri Mahesh Sharma and State Level Master Trainers; Shri Prem Kamal Rai and Shri Subash Ghimiray imparted training in two batches to Presiding and Polling Officer-1 of north district.
During the training Presiding and Polling Officer-1 were briefed in detailed about the role and responsibilities of concerned officers during the polling hours.
Resource Persons stressed on basic function and working of the EVM and VVPAT; importance of CRC; errors; basic precaution; commissioning and sealing; connecting EVMs and VVPATs, voting commensurate entries in Form 17C, Mock poll certificate, mock poll exercises etc.
For the active participation of trainees, resource persons also conducted quiz competition as well.
For East district, training will be held on February 16-18 in three different venues; conference hall of DAC, Gangtok, Conference Hall of East District Zilla Panchayat and Conference Hall of the O/o the CEO, Baluwankhani where National Level Master Trainers; Shri M. Bharani Kumaar, Shri Mahesh Sharma and State Level Master Trainers; Shri Prem Kamal Rai, Shri Subash Ghimiray, Shri Yadav Sharma and SDM Gangtok, Shri Sunil Mothey will enlighten the Presiding and Polling Officer-1 of east district.
For South district training is scheduled from February 18-21 and for west district it will start from February 18-20.