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Fri, 22 Mar 2019

Northeast Today

East Siang Gears up for April-11 Polls

East Siang Gears up for April-11 Polls
March 16
11:18 2019

NET Bureau

The East Siang district administration has geared up for smooth conduct of the polls scheduled in mid-April. The preparedness for conducting free and fair elections in the district was explained by DC cum DEO Dr. Kinny Singh on Friday said that Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system attached to Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) will be introduced this time.“To ensure transparency and clarity a slip would be generated in the system which would appear on the screen for seven seconds for the verification by the voter and then it would enter inside a sealed chamber of the machine automatically in printed forms”, She added.

 

Dr. Singh informed that out of 51929 eligible voters, 25328 are male while the rest 2660 are female voters. She has been visiting personally all 108 polling booths ensuring that all required facilities are in place.

 

In the wake of promulgation of model code of conduct, numerous orders have been issued by the DEO to the concerned officers to strictly comply ECI guidelines and ensure that posters, banners and flags are not put up on unauthorized structures on public places besides intensifying check on use of liquor, money and muscle power by political parties in the election. No individual can carry more than sixquart bottles of IMFL (i.e. 750 ml) and twelve bottles of beer (650 ml) at a time for personal use during the election time. Wine shop opening-closing timing has been restricted to 9am to 5pm. Dry Days has been declared on April-9, 10 and 11 and May-22, 23 and 24. District Liquor Monitoring Squad (DLMS) eyeing on vendors/shopkeepers and furnishing daily sales, purchase and stock records to the State Nodal Officer (SNO), Itanagar. MCMC has been constituted for media certification, paid advertisement etc. The entire election process in the district is being closely monitored by the DEOand App- based services like “cVigil”, voter helpline 1059etc has also been arranged by the district administration for the ensuing polls.Expenditure by political party/leaders are under scanner. Through ‘cVigil’ App, anyone finds violation of model code of conduct or any odd, can directly upload video-clipping enabling to take prompt action by the concerned RO. Printing Press/Publishers has to adhere 127 RP Act, 1957.According to EAC(Jdl)HenkirLollen, 242 firearms have been deposited in East Siang District (including Nari and Koyu) till Thursday morning (6am).

 

Official source says, Flying Squad along with police officials have seized Thirteen Lakhs Sixty-One Thousand and Eight Hundred illegal cash on Thursday since the model code of conduct was put in force in the poll-bound East Siang. DC Singh praised the efforts of EAC D. Riba and Inspector (APP)Abram Tayeng. She advised the duo to extend their services with the same tempo.

 

In her motivational message, DC-cum-DEO Dr. Kinny Singh has appealed the voters to exercise their rights fearlessly on April-11 next. Singh while informing that the district is fully prepared to hold the simultaneous polls stated that ‘Voting is morally significant and we have to perform it dutifully’. Abiding faith in democracy, we must take pledge to uphold the democratic traditions of our country and the dignity of free, fair and peaceful elections, and vote in the ensuing elections fearlessly and without being influenced by consideration of religion, race, caste, community, language or any inducement.

 

Meanwhile, SP Prashant Gautam also appreciated Inspector Abram Tayeng. He also appealed the voters to come forward and exercise their right and further assured toprovide every assistance to people who are coming to their respective booths to cast votes on April-11.Gautam informed that with election approaching, the security forces have a herculean task but they are on their toes to counter the law and order besides traffic issuesand to prevent any untoward incident during the election time.

HK Roy

For DIPRO, Pasighat

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