NALBARI, March 31 - In Nalbari district, a total of 50 polling stations will be managed completely by woman employees and security personnel with a view to ensure women empowerment while exercising the right to franchise.
The all-women managed polling stations will be set up in all the three Assembly segments Nalbari, Barkshetri and Dharmapur, which fall under three Lok Sabha seats, namely Mangaldai, Guwahati and Barpeta respectively.
The Deputy Commissioner of Nalbari Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury said that it is a great challenge for the district election department to open such a huge number of women-led polling stations in the district.
�Women employees who recently completed the first round of training at Nalbari Commerce College are very enthusiastic,� the Deputy Commissioner said. He told this Correspondent that in order to encourage the women voters, he decided to set up more polling stations to be managed by women. On security ground, such polling stations will be set up in the town and chowk areas of the district. Further, special accommodation will also be provided to the women employees on poll duty.
Meanwhile, adequate training was imparted to 200 women employees to be engaged in the polling process.