Punjab & Region

Nawanshahr DC inspects arrangements in Three Counting Centers

The Fact News Service
Nawanshahr, January 14

Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Vishesh Sarangal on Thursday inspected the arrangements in proposed three counting centers, each in three of constituencies in these assembly elections in the district.

The Deputy Commissioner accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Jasbir Singh visited counting centres including Banga’s GN College, Doaba College Chhokran (Rahon) in Nawanshahr and Baba Balraj Panjab University Constituent College in Balachaur.

Sarangal said that polling parties would be dispatched from these places and EVM/VVPAT machines would be received also here.

During the inspection, Deputy Commissioner said that foolproof security arrangements would be made by the district administration at these places during the polling process and all these centres would be set up as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India. He said that guidelines of Punjab Government regarding Covid-19 safety protocols would be strictly followed in these places.

He added that keeping in view the Covid-19 protocols, two counting halls would be set up in each constituency instead of one big size room with 7-7 counting tables. He said that these steps have been taken to reduce the crowd in the counting centers and maintaining social distancing as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India.

He told that strong rooms would be set up at these three places and CCTV cameras would also be installed for round the clock vigil.

Reiterating the firm commitment of the district administration to ensure free and fair general elections, he checked the centres and gave necessary directions to the officers.

He said that no stone would be left unturned for ensuring that the assembly polls are held in the peaceful and transparent manner.