Gangtok, 02 Apr (IPR): The opening of Strong Room for East district took place in the morning today at Biraspati Parsai Senior Secondary School, Ranipool. This was followed by commissioning of EVMs and VVPATs for Sikkim Parliamentary Constituency in presence of contesting candidates and their representatives.
A team of qualified BEL engineers were also present to supervise and assist the EVM/VVPATs commissioning process.
Returning Officer/District Election Officer Mr Kapil Meena briefed everyone present about the commissioning process and gave a detailed overview on the commissioning process for the next couple of days. He said that the EVMs and VVPATs belonging to the 13 Assembly Constituencies including Sangha commissioning will be done on 4th and 5th April.
The complete process of commissioning of EVMs and VVPATs was videographed and all security measures of 24X7 security, CCTV coverage, fire extinguisher, frisking of all people entering commissioning hall etc. has been made as per the ECI guidelines, the DEO informed.