AO, North/East visits various polling stations of North district

Mangan, 08 Apr (IPR): Accessibility Observer (AO) for North and East, Sikkim General Election 2019, Shri Vishal Chauhan, IAS, Commissioner cum Secretary, Health Department, Government of Sikkim visited various Polling Stations of North district to assess the facilities related to Person with Disability (PwD) voters.

Altogether, Shri Chauhan visited five Polling Stations of the district which are 29/07-Pangthang Junior High School (JHS), 29/19-Tingda Primary School (Model Polling Station), 30/17-Mangshila Panchayat Ghar, 30/15-Tingchim Secondary School, 31/10-Mangan Senior Secondary School (Model Polling Station).

Accessibility Observer was received by Mr. K R Limboo, ADC (Development), Mangan cum District Nodal Officer, Accessible Elections at Pangthang JHS.
Inspecting the Polling Station and accessible school toilets Shri Chauhan directed Booth Level Officer (BLO) to facilitate the PwD voters on Poll day with the help of PwD volunteers. He also asked BLO to provide transport facilities to PwD voters on poll day.

He instructed Sector Magistrate of different sectors to construct temporary Ramp and arrange Locomotors for PwD voters as per exigency. BLOs must ensure that the Presiding Officers vehicle will be provided to bring PwD voters to cast their vote at their respective Polling Stations, he said.

After completion of inspection, AO, Shri Chauhan had a meeting with District Election Officer (DEO) cum Returning Officer (RO), North Shri. Raj Kr. Yadav, IAS and discussed on accessible election at length. AO has expressed his full satisfaction over preparedness of accessible election in the district.