DEO urges Sector Magistrates to visit respective designate areas of East district to ensure proper implementation of MCC

Gangtok, 14 Mar (IPR): Keeping in view the forthcoming General Election 2019, the District Election Officer/District Collector (East), Shri Kapil Meena, held a meeting with Sector Officer/ Magistrates of East district today at the DAC conference hall.

During the meeting, the DEO asked the Sector Magistrates to visit all the respective designate areas of East district so as to ensure proper implementation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC). He sought for smooth coordination between Sector Officers, Sector Police Officers, Sub-Sector Police Officers and staffs for proper coordination and cooperation.

The officials were also asked to respond instantly to complaints received through phone calls or in written form. The Sector Magistrates are also required to update assured minimum facilities at Polling stations and work as overall in-charge for all Election activities in the respective sectors.

Earlier, ADC (East), Shri Bharani Kumar, spoke in detail about the various roles and responsibilities of Sector Magistrates during pre-poll, poll eve and poll day for the entire election process. In his address he mainly focused on the guidelines laid by the Election Commission of India which includes the duties of Sector Magistrates after the MCC is in place.

Shri Bharani explained each and every step of the polling process do’s and don’ts and asked all Sector Magistrates to ensure smooth election on April 11 next month.

The meeting was followed by hands on training of EVMs and VVPATs so as to accustom them in preparation for the polling day.