GENERAL ELECTION OBSERVER AND POLICE OBSERVER ASK AROs TO PULL UP THEIR SOCKS FOR ENSURING FREE, FAIR AND INDEPENDENT LS POLLS

 

HOLDS MEETING WITH THE OFFICERS OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

By SK.Vyas 

Jalandhar, April 30, 2019: General Election Observer for Jalandhar Parliamentary elections  I Samuel Anand Kumar and Police Observer Rajiv Anand today asked the Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) to pull up their socks for ensuring free, fair and independent Lok Sabha polls in the district.

Presiding over a meeting with the AROs and Police Officers here at the meeting hall of the District Administrative Complex today, the General Election Observer and Police Observer, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar  Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Police  Gurpreet Singh Bhullar and Senior Superintendent of Police Navjot Singh Mahal, said that now when the wheels for Lok Sabha elections have been set in motion the responsibility of the AROs, which were backbone of Lok Sabha elections, have enhanced tremendously. They said that the onus of conducting the Lok Sabha elections in transparent and peaceful manner lies on the shoulders of the AROs. The observers said that right from training of the polling staff to the finalizing arrangements for the polling day, the entire work should be done in a systematic and foolproof manner.

The General Observer and Police Observer further said that Model Code of Conduct must be enforced zealously as it was the very basis of neutral and transparent polls. They also said that strict monitoring of Video Surveillance Teams (VST), Static Surveillance Teams (SST) and Flying Squad Teams (FST) must also be ensured. The Observers further said that special arrangements must be made for the Person with Disabilities (PWD) voters at the polling booths adding that special volunteers must be deployed at the booths to facilitate PWD voters.

The General Observer and Police Observer further said that starting from today (May 1) they would be touring all the assembly segments falling in Jalandhar Lok Sabha seat to have on ground assessment of the arrangements made by the administration for polls. They said that during these visits they would have detailed parleys with the AROs. They also asked the AROs to visit the vulnerable areas identified by them as a part of the confidence Building Measure.

Taking part in deliberations the Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police assured the Observers that administration was duty-bound to ensure free, fair and transparent general elections. They said that the administration has well oiled machinery which was already on task of completing this democratic process in a successful manner. They further asked the AROs and their Police counterparts to have frequent meetings for better synchronization of their efforts.

On the occasion Additional Deputy Commissioners  Kulwant Singh and Jasbir Singh, Chief Administrator JDA Jitendra Jorwal, Joint Commissioner Municipal Corporation  Aashika Jain, Deputy Commissioners of Police  PBS Parmar and Mr. Gurmit Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Sachin Gupta,  D Sudarvizhi and  PS Bhandall, Superintendent of Police Rajveer Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrate Paramveer Singh,  Amit Kumar, Rajesh Sharma,  Sanjiv Sharma and  Charumita, Secretary Regional Transport Authority Dr Nayan Jassal, Assistant Commissioner  Shayari Malhotra, Deputy Superintendent of Police Sarabjit Rai, Mr Parminder Singh, Davinder Attri and Lakhvir Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police  Barjinder Singh and Harsimrat Singh, District Education Officer Mr Harinder Pal Singh, Assistant Labour Commissioner Sukhjinder Singh, Director RUDSET Jagdish Kumar, Lead Bank Manager Watan Singh and others were also present.

 

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