DEO Ramban visits Banihal, assesses readiness for elections

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RAMBAN: District Election Officer Ramban, Baseer-Ul-Haq Chaudhary, along with Senior Superintendent of Police, Anuj Kumar, today visited Banihal(AC-55 ) to assess readiness for the upcoming General Election, scheduled for April 19, 2024 in the District.

The DEO was accompanied by ADC Ramban, Varunjeet Singh Charak; SDM Banihal Rizwan Asgar and DIO DIPR Ramban Mohammad Ashraf Wani besides other civil and police officers.

During the visit, the DEO diligently examined the security of EVM strong room, strategically located at Government Higher Secondary School Banihal, emphasizing the paramount importance of robust security arrangements.

Following the inspection of the strong room and other facilities, necessary directives were issued to security agencies to guarantee fool proof security measures. The DEO also scrutinized the deployment and reception plan of polling staff, alongside the transport plan, issuing essential instructions to concerned officers to streamline these processes.

Furthermore, discussions were held with nodal officers and staff members, enabling a firsthand assessment of election transport plans, dispatch, and reception arrangements for polling parties, and other supplementary measures crucial for the seamless execution of electoral duties.

In his interactions, the DEO stressed the importance of timely execution of all election-related tasks to uphold the integrity and transparency of the electoral process, reaffirming the commitment to conduct free and fair elections.

Additionally, ARO AC-55 Banihal SDM, Rizwan Asgar, provided a comprehensive overview of the administrative arrangements implemented to ensure the smooth conduct of Lok Sabha Election, 2024 in AC Banihal, constituting an integral part of Parliamentary Constituency 04-Udhampur.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of visit, the DEO elaborated on the arrangements being made in the district to conduct elections smoothly, curb MCC violations, and sensitize voters to enhance voter turnout in the election.

The SSP emphasized that fool proof security arrangements have been made for the smooth conduct of Elections in both assembly segments of the district.