Lok Sabha Elections-2024: Poll staff imparted election training in Srinagar

Srinagar : As part of the training schedule to familiarize Polling Staff with necessary skills to carry out Election duties efficiently, the District Election Office Srinagar today organised a training session for the Polling Staff at Amar Singh College, here.

The Training session was held under the supervision of District Election Officer (DEO) Srinagar, Dr. Bilal Mohi-Ud-Din Bhat, who is also the Returning Officer (RO), 02-Srinagar Parliamentary Constituency.

Addressing the participants, the DEO briefed the Officers thoroughly about the responsibilities during the forthcoming Lok Sabha Elections-2024 and highlighted the importance of election training to the polling staff.

The DEO said that training is pivotal to familiarize the staff with EVM & VVPAT operations and get acquainted with the necessary knowledge and skills for effectively carrying out their duties during the electoral process. He said training enables polling officials to understand the election system and learn handling and operation of EVMs to ensure an error-free election process. He also educated participants about their roles and responsibilities in the fair and free conduct of elections.

On the occasion, the DEO also reviewed the welfare measures for the Polling Staff and directed the concerned to ensure all required measures are taken well in advance.

During the training, collection of polling material, collection and installation of EVMs, setting up of polling stations and commencement of polls were thoroughly discussed with the trainees.  The process of sealing, installation and functioning of the EVMs was also demonstrated by the master trainers.

Deputy District Election Officer, Mir Imtiyaz ul Aziz; Assistant Returning Officer (ARO), Chanapora, Mudasir Ahmad Phamda, other Officers/Official and Master Trainers were present on the occasion.

Similar training sessions were also held at other designated places for other Assembly segments of the District under the supervision of respective Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) during which the Master Trainers imparted hands-on training to the participants and acquainted them with the necessary knowledge of EVM handling and operation.

The Polling Staff were acquainted with essential skills and knowledge to ensure the smooth conduct of the electoral process. Participants actively engaged in interactive sessions and practical demonstrations to enhance their understanding and proficiency in handling diverse scenarios.

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