Gangtok, 16 Mar (IPR) : In preparation for General Elections 2019, a training programme for Micro Observers appointed for the elections was conducted by Assistant Collector, Mr Rohan Agawane, at the Conference Hall of the District Collectorate, East, today.
Conducted in two batches with around 50 trainees, the training was conducted to equip them with their roles and responsibilities during the election process under the guidelines of the Election Commission of India.
Mr Agawane briefed the Micro Observers appointed for East District on their job profiles, election process and guidelines, instructions, polling materials like EVM, Electoral Rolls, etc.
During the training session, the Micro Observers were given hand-outs of instructions and guidelines and were familiarized with the election process through through videos and Power Point Presentations. They were also imparted with hands-on training for the EVMs and VVPATs.
Further, the District Election Officer/East informed that all preparations have been made for the Nomination Filing period starting from Monday. Adequate security arrangements are being made by District Police as per the instructions. All requirements for filing nominations have been notified at District Administrative Centre notice board and forms are made available at the chamber of Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM)/Gangtok from yesterday onwards .