Namchi, 04 Apr (IPR): The commissioning of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) to be used for the Parliamentary Constituency for the ensuing General Elections, 2019 which commenced from 3rd April concluded at the Auditorium Hall of Namchi Senior Secondary School today.
The commissioning process was done in the presence of Returning Officer (South), Mr. Ragul K., Assistant Returning Officer, Mr. Satyen K. Pradhan, Sector Magistrates, candidates and election agents.
On 3rd April, the commissioning of EVMs and VVPATs was done for Assembly segments of parliamentary constituencies namely 09 Barfung, 10 Poklok-Kamrang, 13 Namthang-Rateypani and 14 Temi-Namphing.
Similarly, today, the commissioning of EVMs and VVPATs was arranged for 11 Namchi-Singhithang, 12 Melli, 15 Rangang-Yangang and 16 Tumin-Lingi Assembly segments.
It maybe also mentioned here, a total number of 24 Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL) engineers from Bengaluru oversaw the commissioning and uploaded the symbols in the VVPATs.
After the commissioning, the EVMs and VVPATs were sealed and stored in the respective Strong Rooms in the presence of General Observer for Parliamentary Constituency (South/West), Mr. Pankaj Agarwal (IAS), and agents of contesting candidates. The machines are stored under 24×7 CCTV surveillance and are guarded by armed security personnel.