Gangtok, Feb 16: (IPR) First round of training for Presiding Officers and first Polling Officers commenced in East district from today at three venues namely Conference Hall DAC Sichey, Conference Hall Zilla Bhawan and Conference Hall CEO office, Baluwakhani.

The resource person for the training was Shri Bharani Kumaar, ADC/East, Shri Sunil Mothey SDM/HQ East and Shri Mahesh Sharma SDM/Kabi respectively. A total of 87 Presiding Officers and 94 first Polling Officers attended the training today.

The presiding Officers and first Polling Officer were briefed about their roles and responsibilities with respect to the conduct of election. The functioning of the EVM & VVPAT was also explained to them and a hands-on training session was also conducted to familiarize EVM & VVPAT. The significance of the conduct of mock poll was emphasized and all the necessary procedures pertaining to the polling process was demonstrated.

The training to Presiding and first Polling officers for East district shall be held in three rounds. Next batch of 1st round training is scheduled to be held on 18th Feb and 26th Feb. 2019.

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