DEO Budgam inspects collection/ distribution centres

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Take on spot assessment of security arrangements, CCTV surveillance, electricity, water supply & other facilities.

BUDGAM: The District Election Officer (DEO) Budgam, Akshay Labroo today visited various distribution and collection centres being set up for the upcoming Lok Sabha 2024 elections in the district.

The DEO, who was accompanied by SSP Budgam, Al Tahir Gillani visited centres at Degree College Charar-i-Sharief, Polytechnic College Nagam in Chadoora and Degree College Khansahab and took detailed assessment of arrangements being put up for safety, surveillance and security of Election related material and machinery to be kept at these centres during the Srinagar Lok Sabha segment of elections.

On the occasion, DEO Budgam emphasised on installation and functioning of CCTV cameras  for 24×7 video surveillance of both in and outside of centres.

Instructions for establishment of separate washroom facilities for the staff were also given to the concerned.

The DEO also inspected the accommodation facilities for the security personnel and instructed concerned to ensure all required arrangements are placed in time at all designated buildings/ quarters.

The DEO directed that all centres be established as separate enclosures with separate entrances and with proper implementation of SOP and Protocol for these centres as mandated by ECI guidelines at all locations.

In order to ensure high security and safety, the DEO instructed installation of iron grills on the windows and doors of these centres.

Meanwhile, concerned were given directions for round the clock supply of electricity and water supply to all designated collection and distribution centres in the district.

The DEO said that all safety measures as per the Election Commission of India guidelines shall be implemented in letter and spirit for protection of election related material and machinery in the district.

Among others, the DEO was accompanied by ADC Budgam, Mehraj-ud-Din Shah, concerned SDMs, CPO, Dy. DEO, Nodal Officers, AROs, SE R&B, Ex. Engineers of various sectors and others concerned.

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