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Dana Kishore
Dana Kishore

Perform duties with utmost care, DEO tell polling staff

Hyderabad: GHMC Commissioner and Hyderabad District Electoral Officer (DEC) M. Dana Kishore directed all the Presiding and Assistant Presiding Officers to perform their duties with utmost care.

So far 17,995 POs and APOs have been appointed due to various reasons some of the deployed officials are not attending the training classes for which the DEO instructed them to attend the training classes which is going to be held on December 1 without fail otherwise severe action will be initiated as per the People Representation Act.

The DEO interacted with the Presiding and Assistant Presiding Officers where training is being given at A.V. College, Domalguda and said that they must know the process of working with regard to EVMs and VVPATs clearly while seeing the demonstration and if any doubt arise they may clarify with the experts immediately.

Both the EVMs and VVPATs are very sensitive machines which has to be handle very carefully and POs and APOs must go through the books given to them about the working of the EVMs and VVPATs with which they can perform their duties without any problems.

They must be well versed with the subject pertaining to Mock poll which has to be conducted in the presence of the Polling Agents appointed by the Political Parties and must explain in detailed about the process with clear transparency.

The entire polling process which is going to take place at the polling stations will be covered with web casting. where the DEO, the ECI officials will be watching every movement which is going at the polling station on the poll day.

With regard to critical polling stations they must be very careful while performing the duties and to have lot of patience to tackle the situation at the polling station without any problems.

The Hyderabad City around 450 media persons will be visiting all the polling stations for which the PO must take all precautionary measures to provide the information required to them.

The DEO further stated that the PO and APO appointed must work as the DEO of the allotted polling station and should not be confused wherever the need is there they may have a close contact with the route officer and allotted Sectoral officer for clear transparency. (INN)

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