HAFLONG, March 8 - Despite various problems including shortage of officials etc., the Dima Hasao district administration is taking all possible steps for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming Assembly election.
The Dima Hasao Deputy Commissioner Amarendra Barua held a meeting regarding the forthcoming Assembly election at his office today. Along with him, Superintendent of Police Dr Dhananjay Parashuram Ghanawat also briefed about the security aspects during the election period.
The Assembly election is scheduled to be held on April 4 here. While informing about the election schedule DC Baruah stated that the while the date of notification for the first phase is March 14, last date of filing nomination March 18, date of scrutiny of nomination March 19, last date for withdrawal of candidature March 21, counting of votes May 19 and date before which election process will be completed is May 21.
Briefing about the election plan to the media, DC also gave a gist of the demography of Dima Hasao. This district was created on February 2, 1970 with a total area of 4890 sq km. On its east is Nagaland and Manipur, on its west is Meghalaya and Karbi Anglong, on the north is Nagaon and Karbi Anglong and on south is Cachar. The total population of Dima Hasao is 2,14,102 of which male population is 1,10,802 and female is 1,03,300. The total number of electors is 1,25,375. The district has now three subdivisions � Haflong, Maibang and Diyungbra, which is the newly-created subdivision.
DC Baruah informed that there are in total 203 polling stations out of which 53 have been identified as hypersensitive, 61 as sensitive, 89 as normal, 69 as urban and 134 as rural.
There are a total of 14 zones, 53 sectors, 20 AEROs, 20 BLOs supervisors, booth-level agents with 203 representing INC, 179 representing BJP, 14 zonal magistrates, 53 sector magistrates and 32 shadow area. The number of presiding stations is 244 and number of polling officers is 732.
The voters can cast their votes by the EVMs as per the guidelines issued by the Election Commission of India.
SP Ghanawat informed that the district police is adequately prepared for the pre election, during election, post election period.