GUWAHATI, March 13 - Secretary of Election Commission of India (ECI) Narendra N Butolia took stock of the preparedness for the ensuing Assembly elections in Kamrup Election District with the DC and DEO Vinod Seshan and other senior election-related officials, on Saturday.
During the interaction, the ECI Secretary inquired about the �E-Subidha� and �E-Samadhan� and other poll-related preparations and expressed his satisfaction with the arrangements made by the district authorities for free, fair and peaceful conduct of the election process, an official release said.
The ECI Secretary also inspected the functioning of some of the cells constituted for smooth conduct of the election process. Later, he attended the training programme of the presiding and polling officers at DK College, Mirza. He also inspected some of the polling stations.
The district has also introduced a toll-free number which has started functioning at the DC office, Kamrup, Amingaon. The toll-free number is 1800-345-3975. Besides, a round-the-clock control room (no 0361-2684404 and 0361-2684407) has also started functioning at the DC office.
The Kamrup Election District has become the path-bearer in introducing the GPS system in flying squad vehicles. In Kamrup, the system was installed in 12 vehicles on March 12. This facility was introduced for central tracking of the flying squad vehicles.
For creating awareness and to sensitise the electors on ethical voting, a road show was organised at Chaygaon LAC today. Such road shows will be conducted in all parts of the district to motivate people.
To make the election process error-free in Kamrup, the first phase of election training for the presiding officers and polling officers is going on in full swing. Altogether 1,260 presiding and polling officers were imparted training on March 12 and 13 at DK College, Mirza. The second phase of training will be held at Suren Ram Das College of Hajo on March 20.
The Kamrup Election District has planned several innovative ideas to increase voter turnout by motivating the electors, particularly the youths and women, throughout the four LACs of Boko, Chhaygaon, Palasbari and Hajo.