Namchi, 29th October(IPR): The First Level Checking (FLC) of 431 numbers of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and 412 Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) of South District commenced at District Administrative Centre, today. Present during the checking were DC (South) Mr. Prabhakar Verma,
ADC (South) cum FLC Supervisor Mr. Satyen Pradhan, SDM (HQ) Mr. Hemant Rai, SDM (Namchi) Choden Gyatso, Under Secretary (Election) Ms. Tripti Hangma Subba, JD (LRDM) Mr. D.K.Rai, Concerned Officials and representatives from various political parties, IPR, engineers from Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and staff from south election department.
Speaking, during the FLC, DC Mr. Verma elucidated in brief the importance of this checking. Additionally, he mentioned that the warehouses and FLC Hall will be under strict 24×7 security by 2nd IRB. In addition, the representatives of the various political parties witnessed the FLC procedures and it was also informed that they will be participating in the mock poll that will be conducted through random selection of EVMs by the representatives of political parties themselves. Moreover, the first level checking exercise is being undertaken under technical expertise of 4 BEL engineers and the exercise is expected to finish in next 8-10 days.