Nalbari, March 9: The first round training of polling officials engaged in Nalbari district was held at Nalbari College and MNC Balika Mahavidyalaya on Monday. In the first round of training a total number of 1,918 presiding and first polling officials took part in the programme.
The master trainer Dr Sanjib Goswami said that in the first round of training they provided technical knowledge to the polling officials to handle the EVM and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPat) machine. They were also taught how to ensure that Covid protocols are maintained by the voters.
It may be mentioned here that about 65 master trainers imparted training. Meanwhile, the Nalbari district administration served postal ballot papers to 3,886 voters under 12 different categories.
Nalbari Deputy Commissioner Purabi Konwar in a press meet on Monday said that the district administration has taken steps to increase the numbers of postal votes in the district. It has also conducted various awareness drives to encourage the new voters to come out and exercise their franchise.