First training of election staff held at various locations in district Ludhiana

District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma visits training venues today & motivates election staff

First training of election staff held at various locations in district Ludhiana

Ludhiana, January 23, 2022: In view of upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections, the first training of election staff was held at 14 different locations in district Ludhiana today. District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Ludhiana, Varinder Kumar Sharma visited the training venues today and motivated the election staff to perform their duties with utmost devotion and honesty.

The first training of election staff for 57-Khanna constituency was held at A.S. Modren Senior Secondary School, Khanna, for 58-Samrala at Government Senior Secondary School (Girls), Khanna Road, Samrala, for 59-Sahnewal at Malwa Central College Of Education for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, for 60-Ludhiana (East) at SCD Government College Ludhiana, for 61-Ludhiana (South) at the Examination Hall of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, for 62-Atam Nagar at Auditorium Hall, New Building, Guru Nanak Dev Polytechnic College, Ludhiana, for 63-Ludhiana (Central) at Auditorium of Arya College, Civil Lines Ludhiana, for 64-Ludhiana (West) at Khalsa College for Women Ghumar Mandi, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, for 65-Ludhiana (North) at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, for 66-Gill at SRS Government Polytechnic College for Women, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana, for 67-Payal at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, for 68-Dakha at Government Senior Secondary School, PAU, Ludhiana, for 69-Raikot at Swami Ganga Giri Senior Secondary School, Raikot and for 70-Jagraon constituency, the training of election staff was held at Lala Lajpat Rai, D.A.V. College Jagraon.

While visiting the training venues at Malwa Central College Of Education for Women, SCD Government College and Khalsa College for Women, here, Varinder Kumar Sharma said that the officials put for election duty should feel proud that they have been tasked for such important work. He said that during today’s training the election staff was trained about the entire election process, their duties, handling of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), VVPAT, besides several other aspects related to the electioneering process.

He also took a round of the halls where strong rooms for storing EVMs are being created. He also urged the election staff to get themselves vaccinated so that everyone stays safe from Covid. He said that as per the directions of Election Commission of India, the staff deputed on duty in upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections can get the booster dose even if they have not completed 9 months after 2nd dose. He said that now such staff can get booster dose 90 days after their 2nd vaccination.

The DC further said that a special vaccination camps for all election staff including teachers, government staff, bank employees, insurance sector etc who have been deputed for election duty, were also organised at all training centres today.

He informed that three more such trainings would be organised in the coming days and said that all staff deputed for election duty should focus on this important task, rather than finding a way to get exemption.