ECI assesses election preparedness for Nagaland
Dimapur, Dec. 3 (EMN): In view of the upcoming general election to Nagaland Legislative Assembly, 2023, the Election Commission of India (ECI) organised a two-day video conference on November 29 and 30 for assessment of election preparedness and ground situations in Nagaland.
The video conference was held under the chairmanship of Dharmendra Sharma, senior deputy election commissioner, stated an update from the Election department.
On the first day, the video conference was held with the Nagaland chief electoral officer (CEO), state police nodal officer, team of officers from CEO’s office and deputy commissioners and district election officers and superintendents of police of Dimapur, Peren, Kohima, Pughoboto, Phek, Mokokchung, Zunheboto and Wokha.
The topics discussed included clearance of electoral rolls like DSE, distribution of EPICS, EP ratio, voter’s turnout, management of EVM, issues relating to polling stations, election expenditure monitoring, communication plan, webcasting, strong rooms for EVM, PwDs, checkpoints, nodal officers for DLMT, mapping of polling stations with normal, vulnerable and critical, assured minimum facility, requisition of security personnel, action taken for disposal of NBW, licence issued for arms, vehicles, manpower, etc.
The second day video conference was held with the remaining DC and DEO and SP of Mon, Longleng, Tuensang, Kiphire, Noklak, Tseminyu, Chümoukedima and Shamator in the morning hour.
In the afternoon session, interaction was held with the state chief secretary, DGP, CEO, state police nodal officer and administrative heads of Home, Finance, P&AR, Power, PHED, School Education, PWD/ Transport, Social Welfare, Health and Family Welfare, Rural Development, Urban Development, additional DGP (Admin) and additional DGP (law and order). The issues discussed included providing assured minimum facility at the polling stations, postings and transfers of officers/ personnel, NIC and internet, assessment of police requirement in view of removal of AFSPA from certain areas, enforcement action, discussion with the counterpart states (inter-state), vehicle deficit, critical and vulnerable polling stations, seizures, requirement of CAPF, requirement of helicopter/ air ambulance, COVID situation, issue of arm license, sealing of borders, financial matters, enforcement of model code of conduct, contingency medical plan, accessibility of voters and check post.