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Divisional Commissioner Ladakh reviews Election preparedness of Leh and Kargil

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LEH, MARCH 7:The Divisional Commissioner Ladakh, Saugat Biswas today chaired a meeting in Leh with the Deputy Commissioners of Leh and Kargil and took a detailed review on the election preparedness in both the districts.

Divisional Commissioner Biswas discussed various issues regarding the provision of Assured Minimum Facilities at the Polling Stations and also assessed the availability of basic facilities at all the Polling Stations in Leh and Kargil districts for smooth conduct of elections.

The Deputy Commissioner, Leh Avny Lavasa and the Deputy Commissioner, Kargil Basir-Ul-Haq Chaudhry through power point presentation highlighted the present state of election preparedness in both the districts in terms of status of electoral roll,  manpower requirement, transportation plan, requirement of helicopters for polling in cut off places, availability of EVM/VVPAT machines, Communication plan, training programmes for polling parties, status of SVEEP activities, setting up of Strong rooms and Counting Centres and law and order assessment. Setting up of Media Certification and Monitoring Centre MCMC and implementation on MCC also discussed.

Saugat Biswas directed the Deputy Commissioners to put in place all such basic facilities like drinking water, toilet, ramp and electricity at each polling station well in advance to facilitate smooth conduct of elections. The Div Com further urged to push up the SVEEP activities in both the district for mobilization of maximum voters.

The Div Com Ladakh also stressed on the mobility for the persons with disabilities and asked to ensure availability of ramp, wheel chairs and other such facilities for the persons with disability.

The Additional District Development Commissioner, Leh Moses Kunzang, Addl. Deputy Commissioner, Leh Sachin Kumar, Deputy District Election Officer and all the Nodal Officers attended the meeting.

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