Around 300 employees to handle counting operations on March 10
No one can take mobile inside counting centres –ADC Jasbir Singh
Nawanshahr, February 28, 2022: To ensure smooth and timely completion of the counting of the votes for three of assembly segments' elections, the district administration would deploy as many as 300 employees at three counting centers on March 10, 2022.
While presiding over a meeting of making elaborate arrangements for the counting centers here at the district administrative complex today, Additional Deputy Commissioner (G) Jasbir Singh said that the whole staff would be entrusted with the task of completing the work of counting of votes in a smooth, hassle-free and time-bound manner.
He said that the counting of votes for Balachaur constituency would be held in Baba Balraj Panjab University Constituent College, For Banga assembly, it would take place in Guru Nanak College for Women and similarly for Nawanshahr, the counting would be held in Doaba College of Engineering & Technology, Chhokran, Rahon amid the presence of the candidates and representatives of the political parties.
Singh said that no one including candidates, party agents or any official or staff member would be allowed to carry a mobile inside the counting centre.
He said that the entire staff would be allocated 7-7 tables in the both halls set up as counting centers adding that a team of four members including a counting assistant, counting supervisor and a micro observer besides an attendant for carrying EVMs for each table, would handle the operation of counting at every table. The Additional Deputy Commissioner said that the counting report of every round would be submitted by the counting staff to the Returning Officer (RO) who would then compile the final result.
He said that counting staff must participate in all the rehearsals actively and the training programs would be organized for them in the coming days to ensure that they can perform their duties efficiently on that day.
Singh said that elaborate arrangements including security and others would be made by the administration for ensuring the counting for the elections can be held smoothly and in a hassle free manner.
ADC (G) reiterated that election duty is a national service and everyone should perform it diligently.
Prominent among present on the occasion included Additional Deputy Commissioner (UD) Amit Sareen, SDMs Navneet Kaur Bal, Dr Baljinder Singh Dhillon, Deepak Rohilla and others.