Mangan, 07 Mar (IPR): The First Level Checking (FLC) of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) was started by District Election Office, North today at Zilla Bhawan, NDZP.
The Strong room for EVM/VVPAT located NDZP Bhawan, Pentok was opened with the permission of DM-cum- DEO, North, Shri Raj K. Yadav, in the presence of FLC supervisor-cum- SDM, Mangan, Shri Samdup Bhutia, US, Election Department, North, Shri Santosh Pradhan, authorized representatives from political parties, Shri Kapil Sharma (SDF) and Shri Dawa Tshering Tamang (SKM).
The authorized engineer from Bharat Electronics Limited Bengaluru carried out the FLC process of total 44 Ballot Units, 46 control units and 56 VVPAT. The work included removal of address tags and stickers, cleaning of superscription on control unit and ballot unit of EVM and clearing of earlier poll data.
Besides physical and visual verification of cases, control unit, ballot unit, connecting cable, connector are duly checked to ensure no breakages. They will also check the components of EVM/VVPAT and accordingly certify that the components of EVMs are original.
If any EVMs is found to be defective then it will taken to factory of Bharat Electronics Limited within seven days. The government officials and police personnel took part in the process.