STATE TIMES NEWS LEH: Under the supervision of General Observer for Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency, Alkesh Kumar Sharma, RO Ladakh Avny Lavasa completed second stage randomisation of polling staff for forthcoming Lok Sabha elections at NIC Office here on Thursday. The Returning Officer informed that there are 295 polling stations, out of which 49 are purely women polling stations with total engagement of 1,411 polling employees in Leh District. She appraised the General Observer that all required trainings have been imparted to all the polling staff in phased manner and a final training will be given before their departure to respective polling stations. She also assured to complete all the necessary procedural process on time to ensure a smooth conduct of election on May 6 in Ladakh. The General Observer scrutinised all the documentation process of randomisation of polling staff in detail and gave instruction to freeze it. He also stressed on instructing the BLOs to made photo voter slip available to every individual which in turn will ensure a proper count and validity of voters. He also enquired about the arrangements at polling stations, polling staff and appreciated DC for being able to have 49 polling stations in Leh district with purely women polling staff, which he said, is high in number as compared to other districts in other States and is worth highlighting. Later, Sharma attended the training programme being given to Presiding Officers and P1 Officers at SSK Leh. Addressing the trainers, he said that India is known for largest democratic election process and people from other countries even come to India to study our election process. He added that elections are a good opportunity for all to learn and no one should keep any kind of doubt related to election process. He urged all polling staff to thoroughly study the ECI guidelines and perform election duty with full responsibility. He said that the role of POs and P1 are very crucial in election process and they must take their roles seriously. The General Observer also inspected the Counting Centre and Strong Room at SSK Leh. He also visited some of the hyper sensitive and sensitive polling stations in Leh and nearby places today.
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