NAGAON, Dec 5 - The district administration is all set to conduct free and fair polls to the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) and have taken all preparations in this regard.
Addressing a press conference held at the conference hall of the DC office here today, Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Kabitha Padmanavan said all arrangements for conducting free and fair polls in 10 Tiwa autonomous constituencies under three revenue circles � Kampur, Raha and Nagaon � have been made.
For supervision as well as monitoring of the electoral expenditures by the candidates in those constituencies, the administration has already deployed three flying squad units and three video surveillance teams in the 10 constituencies.
A toll-free number has also been opened so that people can lodge their poll-related complaints, Padmanavan added.
She, however, claimed that as per guidelines of the State Election Commission, the administration will strictly maintain the COVID-19 protocols during the poll and sufficient COVID-19 protection kits would be provided to all the polling officials and assistants. All polling stations will be sanitized on the previous day of the polling.
Padmanavan said a total of 22 sector officials have been engaged to review all poll-related matters in detail and around 600 officials and other employees are being appointed for smooth conduct of the poll. These officials and employees will be trained in three training centres set up at Nowgong Girls� College, ADP College and Nagaon Natya Mandir.
Similarly, counting, material distribution and receipt venues have been set up at Nagaon Dowsan Higher Secondary and Multi Purposes School, Padmanavan said, adding that the postal ballot papers have already been dispatched to 423 service voters.
Addressing the conference, Dasarath Das, General Election Observer as well as Expenditure Observer, said as per the guidelines of the election commission, one candidate can spend maximum Rs 1,25,000 and all the candidates have been asked to produce their accounts as well as other expenditure reports time to time to the observer concerned.