Kupwara, April 03: District Election Officer, Anshul Garg (IAS) today held a press conference regarding poll arrangements put in place in snow bound areas ahead of Lok Sabha Election 2019 in the district.
While briefing the media, the DEO informed that the road approaching to the snow bound areas like tangdar, Keran, Machil and other far-flung areas are cleared for the election process..
He appreciated the role of Mechanical Engineering Department, Beacon authorities and other concerned who were involved in the process of snow clearance on these roads in a mission of two weeks time.
DEO also informed that the voter enrollment and process of printing for epic cards in border areas has been also completed under the supervision of Dy. DEO. He also added that we have arranged solar lights at the polling stations in the border areas and we have fully equipped concerned AROs and Tehsildars for smooth conduct of election process.
Earlier The District Election Officer chaired a meeting here with all the officers, designated to oversee various aspects of poll preparedness in snow bound areas. The meeting held in his office chamber to review the status of snow clearance on Kalaroos-Machil. Farkin-Keren, of transport plan for advance dispatch of poll staff to these areas. -Karnah, Chowkibal-Budnumal and Zerhama-Jumgund roads and formulation of transport plan for advance dispatch of poll staff to these areas.
The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Farooq Ahmad Baba, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Bashir Ahmad, SDM Karnah, tehsildars and other concerned officials.
Addressing the officers, DEO instructed all to putting all efforts to ensure free and fair polls in a peaceful manner and instructed the officers to ensure that the responsibilities given to them in snow bound areas should be followed in letter and spirit.