Monday, March 24, 2014

CS reviews preparedness of East district

GANGTOK, 23 Mar: A review meeting on preparedness of East district for the upcoming General Election 2014 was convened by the Chief Secretary, AK Srivastava on 21 March at District Conference Hall of D.A.C Sichey. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, Home, GOS, District Collector East, SP East, ADMs, SDMs, GM BSNL and other officers from line departments.
An official release informs that the DC East briefed the Chief Secretary about the activities undertaken till date for the preparedness of the General Election 2014. SP East informed that all necessary arrangements have been made by the East District Police for the smooth conduct of the elections.
The Chief Secretary requested all the concerned officials to work diligently for the smooth conduct of the election. He directed the Power Department to restore power supply at the earliest in the area wherever it is disrupted and to take necessary steps to meet the emergencies. He also directed GM, BSNL to resolve connectivity issues and ensure undisrupted communication, especially during election.
The Chief Secretary also directed the District Administration for proper training of Presiding and Polling Officers to avoid any mistakes during elections and expressed his desire to attend one of the training sessions conducted by the District Administration. He also asked the district administration to be prepared for any natural calamity that might occur as the monsoon season is approaching, the release mentions.

The Chief Secretary expressed hope that a free, fair and peaceful election will be conducted under the leadership of the District Collector, East who is also the Returning Officer for Sikkim Parliamentary Constituency, Sangha and 12 Assembly constituencies. 

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