Ankit Kesar, Rajouri, March, 28: To ensure smooth conduct of General elections -2019 in the district, the District Election Officer, Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today convened a joint meeting of Zonal and Sectoral Magistrates and Zonal along with micro observers deployed for the vulnerable polling stations.
District Election Officer while speaking on the occasion stressed the need for better coordination between Zonal and Sectoral Police Officers and Zonal and Sectoral Magistrates for the smooth conduct of the elections in the district. He said that each Magistrate should be well versed with the location of the polling station, collection centers, route map, sector, transport and communication plans.
DEO asked the Magistrates to ensure that the Model Code of Conduct is not violated by anyone in the process of election. He further asked them to flash reports to his office from time to time. Information regarding the start of the poll, time of first vote cast, oldest person, handicapped casting votes and closing of the poll to be flashed at regular intervals, besides reporting about any law and order situation.
They were also briefed about their responsibilities as Zonal and Sector Officers for the fair and smooth conduct of the elections and stressed upon them to work with zeal and dedication on the assigned duties as per the directions and guidelines of the ECI.
DEO said that the Magistrates are the first point of communication for the smooth conduct of the election process and they play vital roles in the conduct of the election peacefully and impartially. He further directed all to follow guidelines framed by the Election Commission of India (ECI) ensuring error-free polling process.
Later, a power point presentation was presented by a master trainer of the election cell, which explained the role of magistrates and sectoral magistrates and other team leaders in the election process.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Sher Singh, Assistant Returning officer,Rajouri,Rakesh Kkotwal, Deputyict Election Officer, Rajouri Rizwan Asger and other senior officers of civil and police administration.