Shopian, Dec 29: District Election Officer (DEO) Shopian Mohammad Aijaz today convened a meeting to review preparedness for forthcoming panchayat elections 2018 in the district.
Senior Superintendent of Police Shopian, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Shopian, Sub-Divisional Magistrate Zainapora, District Panchayat Officer Shopian, Assistant Regional Transport Officer Shopian, All Tehsildars and Block Development Officers, Election Naib Tehsildar, Mushtaq Ahmad besides other election-related staff were present on the occasion.
The meeting discussed compiling and freezing of block-wise list of panchayat polling stations, bifurcation and segregation of final electoral rolls 2018 for panchayat wise physical verification of polling stations, appointment of EROs, AEROs for revision of Panchayat rolls, block-wise requirement and availability of ballot boxes, stationing of ballot paper printers and rationalization of halqa panchayats.
On the occasion, the DEO impressed upon the officers to go through the guidelines of ECI and to ensure strict implementation of the same. He directed the field functionaries to gear up for smooth conduct of panchayat elections.
The DEO said first time in the State panchayat elections will be held through wards, and every ward would elect its panch, while sarpanchs will be elected through direct polls of elected panchs.