Namchi, 17th October (IPR): Mr. Alak Kumar Saharia, General Observer for Bye Elections for 10 Poklok Kamrang Assembly Constituency conducted a review meeting on the dos and don’ts for the upcoming election. Present amongst others were Expenditure Observer for 10 Poklok Kamrang Assembly Constituency Mr. Kalrav Mishra, Returning Officer (South) Mr. Ragul K, SP (South) Mr. Prawin Gurung, Assistant Returning Officer Mr. Satyan K. Pradhan, ASP (South) Mr. Janapandiyan J., Sector Magistrates, Sector Police Officers and other election officials.
Mr. Alak Kumar Saharia gave a detailed power point presentation in which he explained various requirements for the efficient and well-organized conduct of the Bye Elections. He touched upon various topics and challenges which the elections officials may face during the poll, prior to poll and on the poll day. He also elucidated on the importance of peaceful conduct of elections, security deployment plan, randomization of polling officials, booth level management and communications plans, training of police personnels and on other aspects of elections. Mr. Saharia also emphasized on the use of different kinds of applications namely that of C-Vigil, National Voters Service Portal (NVSP), National Grievances Services Portal for the convenience of the voters. He further underlined that important voter’s helpline and grievance numbers should be circulated to the masses at large. Moreover, he updated that the election officials should follow the guidelines laid down by Election Commission of India.
Speaking during the session, Returning Officer (South) Mr. Ragul K. outlined about the arrangements made for the smooth conduct of Bye Elections at 10 Poklok Kamrang Assembly Constituency. He put forward the constituency and the route map where he factored the critical polling stations, total number of voters as well as the facilities that will be provided by the authorities specifically that of ramps for wheelchairs and braille signage for the differently-abled voters so as to exercise their franchise.
During the course of the meeting there was an interactive discussion between the election officials and the General Observer.
Gangtok, 26 May (IPR): Hon’ble Governor Shri Ganga Prasad has been pleased to accept the memorandum submitted by Shri Prem Singh Tamang (Goley), President of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha Party and leader of Legislative Party of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha, to form the government.
The swearing in ceremony of the Chief Minister and Council of Ministers will be held at Palzor Stadium, Gangtok at 10:00 hrs on Monday, 27th May, 2019.
Gangtok, May 7 (IPR): Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department organised a day long general awareness cum training of Fair Price Shop Owners, Panchayats and Beneficiaries or Public Distribution System here at Food Godown, Lumsey today.
The Secretary of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department, Ms. Sarala Rai was present as chief guest and she was accompanied by senior officers and staffs.
Addressing the gathering, Secretary, Ms. Sarala Rai called upon Fair Price Shop (FPS) Owners to follow the guidelines while running the FPS. “Consumers are protected with adequate law under Consumer Protection Act 1986 but most of the consumers are not aware with their rights. So far only few number of cases have been reported in Consumer Forum as people are lacking with their rights and responsibilities and people should be educated and trained or their own welfare and for the general society as a whole,” said Secretary.
Secretary also stated that common people were becoming the main target of exploitation for the market due to lack of awareness, education and ignorance and further informed that now onwards beneficiaries will get grade A rice from FPS.
Earlier, Additional Controller, Shri C.K Sharma emphasized on the Consumer Protection Act 1986 which was implemented in the country to look into the issue of consumer rights.
Shri Sharma informed about various processes which have been initiated by the Department to provide justice to consumers through district, state and national forums. Sharma stated that the shop owners cannot put their own stickers and rate to make an extra profit on the commodities and if anyone found of mal practices will be booked as per law.
During the program shop owners and beneficiaries placed their problems and grievances which was clarified by the Department.
At the end the Department appealed to everyone present to make themselves more aware so as to avoid exploitations and malpractices
Mangan, March 11 (IPR): With implementation of Model code of conduct from today and in order to enforce Model code of Conduct more effectively in the district, DM-CUM-DEO Shri Raj K. Yadav and S.P. North, Shri Kunzang Dorjee Shangderpa briefed to the sector officers and nodal officers of different district election committee about their responsibilities and reiterated the duties as assigned for them for smooth conduct of election here at DAC conference hall.
DM insisted to the officials to deliver their assigned task with utmost dedication and to work in close coordination with district control room, further he asked to the officers to strictly adhere with guidelines of Model code of conduct.
SP/North informed the name of police personnel those who are attached with sector Magistrate and locations of police force to be deployed in different areas of the district during course of election.
Gangtok, 08 Feb (IPR): The Election Commission of India (ECI) organised a video conference with Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of 20 different states and Union Territories of India on preparatory of Roll out of EVM Management system for general election.
The Deputy Election Commissioner, ECI, Shri. Sudeep Jain chaired the video conference.
Chief Electoral Officers of 20 States and Union Territories viz; Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Daman, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and West Bengal attended the video conference.
Shri. Sudeep Jain informed that ECI is going to launch new software called EMS on February 25th for upcoming general election. The new software will replace old ETS software that is used by the Commission.