15th Mar 2019 10:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

PASIGHAT, Mar 15: To ensure smooth conduct of simultaneous polls scheduled on April 11, preparations are in full swing by the East Siang district administration.
DC-cum-DEO Dr. Kinny Singh, while reviewing the poll preparedness in the district, today said that Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system attached to Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) will be introduced this time. Explaining the technicalities, she said “to ensure transparency and clarity, a slip would be generated in the system which would appear on the screen for seven seconds for the verification by the voter and then it would enter inside a sealed chamber of the machine automatically in printed forms.”
Dr. Singh, who has been visiting personally all the 108 polling booths to ensure that all required facilities are in place informed that out of 51929 eligible voters, 25328 are male while the rest 26601 are female voters.
In the wake of promulgation of model code of conduct, numerous orders have been issued by the DEO to the concerned officers to strictly comply ECI guidelines and ensure that posters, banners and flags are not put up on unauthorized structures in public places. Besides, check on use of liquor, money and muscle power by political parties in the election has been intensified. No individual can carry more than six quart bottles of IMFL (750 ml) and twelve bottles of beer (650 ml) at a time for personal use during the election time. Wine shop opening-closing timing has been restricted to 9am to 5pm. Dry days has been declared on April 9, 10 and 11 and May 22, 23 and 24. District Liquor Monitoring Squad (DLMS) are monitoring vendors/shopkeepers and furnishing daily sales, purchase and stock records to the State Nodal Officer (SNO), Itanagar.
MCMC has been constituted for media certification, paid advertisement etc. The entire election process in the district is being closely monitored by the DEO and App- based services like “cVigil”, voter helpline 1059 etc has also been arranged by the district administration for the ensuing polls. Expenditure by political party/leaders are under scanner. Through ‘cVigil’ App, anyone who finds violation of model code of conduct or any odd, can directly upload video-clippings to enable prompt action by the concerned RO.

Printing presses/publishers must also have to adhere to 127 RP Act, 1957. According to EAC(Jdl) Henkir Lollen, 242 firearms have been deposited in the district including Nari and Koyu till 6am of Thursday morning.
As per official sources, Flying Squad along with police officials have seized Rs 13,61,800 illegal cash on Thursday since the model code of conduct was put in force in poll-bound East Siang. DC Singh praised the efforts of EAC D. Riba and Inspector (APP) Abram Tayeng for their exemplary services.
In her motivational message, the DC-cum-DEO has appealed the voters to exercise their rights fearlessly assuring that the district is fully prepared to hold the simultaneous polls.
Meanwhile, SP Prashant Gautam also informed that the security forces have a herculean task but are on their toes to counter law & order and traffic issues and appealed the voters to come forward and exercise their democratic rights. DIPRO

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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