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Drivers, handymen engaged on poll duty encouraged to vote

By The Assam Tribune
Drivers, handymen engaged on poll duty encouraged to vote

A campaign being launched from the Devdoot traffic point of Silchar by greeting drivers and handymen and urging them to cast their votes. – Photo: Arindam Gupta

Staff Correspondent

SILCHAR, March 13: The Cachar district administration in its latest move has reached out to the drivers and handyman who are especially engaged on election duty to help them cast their votes spontaneously.

A release issued by the DDIPR office Barak Valley region stated that General Observer Amlan Aditya Biswas formally inaugurated a campaign from the Devdoot traffic signal point here by ceremonially greeting some of the drivers with sweets and beetle vine as a part of ‘Garv Cachar’ theme. Some of the drivers were also stamped with ‘Vote on 1st April’ message as well, the release added.

A postal ballot van for distribution of form 12-D was also officially flagged off by the General Observer and a signature campaign was held on the occasion.

General Observer Amlan Aditya Biswas in his address said “this time drivers and handymen will be able to cast their votes through postal ballot papers.” He appreciated the initiative of the district administration and said that it has brought a mix of tradition and modernity through this initiative.

SPO Ruli Daulagupu explained the purpose and objectives of the event. District Transport Officer Angshuman Biswas said that postal ballots have been arranged to facilitate drivers and assistants to cast their votes. Application for postal ballots will also be available at the Department of Transport, he informed. Bholanath Yadav, on behalf of the Cachar Light Vehicle Owners’ Association, said it would be very convenient for drivers and handymen to cast their votes through postal ballot papers.

Assistant Commissioner of Cachar, Vibhor Agarwal, Magistrate Bikash Chetri, Assistant Planning Officer Sangeeta Gupta and other officials were present on the occasion.

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