Election preparedness reviewed | No leave to any GoAP official from Feb: DC

AALO, Dec 06: West Siang DEO Swetika Sachan while reviewing election preparedness with West Siang, Siang and Lower Siang SPs, EROs and AEROs in meeting here on Thursday, said no leave will be allowed to any official from February.

While reviewing polling station-wise preparedness in those districts, she was specific on physical verifications of all polling stations (PSs) to work out key issues and basic services, like drinking water, toilets, net connectivity, communication facility, temporary & permanent structures to deal with law and order situation.

Informing the Election Commission of India has directed to make it an ‘accessible election’, she called for efforts to enlist handicapped and infirmed voters to help such voters.

All PSs must be classified as critical and vulnerable as per local threat perceptions to beef up security accordingly and all information gaps should be pluged for prompt action. The movement plan should be drawn elaborately and sectors magistrates should ensure smooth handling of VVPAT by all voters through awareness and mock polls during sarkar aap ke dwaar par being conducted all over the district.

Highlighting on security measures being worked out, the SPs sought additional police personnel, new WT stations, handsets, porters and transportation for police personnel to tackle law and order situations. A close vigil is kept on past trouble makers as protective measures also. The EROs/AEROs spelt out their preparedness and problems. Education tour held

Meanwhile, West Siang Students Union (WSSU) led by chairmanship Bili Gamlin organised an education tour-cum-interaction programme to Tato, Monigong, Menchuka (1st phase), Phaseat Kamba, Darak, Yomcha, Liromoba (2nd phase) and Phaseat Aalo (3rd phase) recently.

The team met students and teachers of all Govt. schools, enquired about grievances and hardships faced by them, including maintenance health & hygiene, availability of books, infrastructure, teaching staff etc.

The team observed that Infrastructure are not up to required level, maintenance taken up voluntarily without any help from the Govt in many schools, boundary wall, shortage of science, maths and economics teachers, no toilet for girls in few schools were found to be major problems which need to be addressed. (DIPRO)

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