West District conducts Training For Presiding Officers and First Polling Officers

Gyalshing, 18th February,2019 (IPR): The First round of training for Presiding Officers and first Polling Officers commenced in West district from today at two venues namely Conference Hall Zilla Bhawan and EVM warehouse Kyongsa, Gyalshing. Shri. AB Karki DC West along with Shri. Karma Lodey Lepcha, ADC, West chaired the program.

The resource persons for the training were Shri. Karma L. Lepcha, ADC West; Shri. Tushar G. Nikhare,SDM Gyalshing; Smt. Karma Sonam Choden Tongden Lepcha, DE Power; Shri. Santosh Allay, Senior Welfare Officer and Shri. Dilip Sharma, DCSO respectively. A total of 104 Presiding Officers and first Polling Officers attended the training on the first day.

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 were also explained to them along with the 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 during the training.

Ms. Sonam Palmu Bhutia, US (Election) displayed the power point presentation on Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT)and gave hand on training on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and VVPAT and its technical aspects to the participants.
The three days training will conclude on 20th February 2019.

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