TEZPUR, March 17 - The first level of randomisation of EVMs and VVPATs for allocation of assembly constituencies under Tezpur Election district was done today at DC�s conference Hall here in presence of representatives of all political parties and media persons. The randomisation was carried out through the EVM Management System after which all EVMs, (which includes the Ballot Unit and Control Unit), and VVPAT machines were allotted to any of the five assembly constituencies under Tezpur Election district.
Meanwhile, 16% Ballot Units and Control Units have been kept in reserve, 26% of VVPAT machines have been kept in reserve over and above the required number of 1118 against each polling station in the district.
The randomisation was carried out after the First Level Checking of EVMs and VVPATs was done which will be followed by the second level of randomisation. It needs mention that this is a part of the Election Commission of the nation�s elaborate framework of administrative system, security protocols and procedural checks-and-balances that have been put in place to prevent any possible misuse or procedural lapses in use of EVM/VVPATs during the upcoming polls. District Election Officer and Deputy Commissioner Narsing Pawar, Election Officer, Tezpur, Subhram Aditya Bora, and other senior district administration officials were present in the meeting.
Alongwith this, in connection with the upcoming Lok Sabha polls slated for April 11 in the first phase, a District Level Medical Board was formed today consisting of Medical Officers � Dr Hiranjan Saikia/Dr Sanjeeb Medhi, MS, KCH, Tezpur, Dr Bijay Paul Das, Dr Mridurupam Gogoi, Dr Biswajit Hazarika, along with Riju Ghose, Jr. Asst of Kanaklata Civil Hospital, Tezpur.
The board will convene at 1 pm daily at the office of the Joint Director Health Services.