Mangan, 05 Mar (IPR): Training of Presiding Officers with regard to the upcoming general election 2019 was held here at the conference hall of North District Zilla Panchayat in Mangan, North Sikkim wherein National Level Master Trainer-cum-Sub Divisional Magistrate, Kabi, Shri Mahesh Sharma, conducted the training. Some 60 Presiding Officers participated and learned about the fair and free process of conduct of the election.
During the training, the master trainer briefed about the duties, role and responsibilities of presiding officers as to conduct free and fair process of dealing with the voters and above all how to ensure smooth polling in their respective polling station.
The trainer emphasized on preparation of mock poll certificate as per annexure 14 by conducting mock poll on EVM/VVPAT machine and sealing of EVM/VVPAT. Presiding Officers were also briefed about the duly collection of polling materials, EVM/VVPAT machines as listed in annexure 19.
Other allied aspects like tendered vote, person entitled to enter polling station, statutory and non-statutory covers were also discussed at length.
Hands on training on connection and proper use of EVM/VVPAT, Ballot unit was done on its second round of training. Under Secretary, Election cell, North, Shri Santosh Pradhan, coordinated the said training.