Zonal, Sectoral magistrates imparted training at Poonch

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POONCH: In preparation for the Lok Sabha Elections-2024, a comprehensive one-day training session was conducted here today to empower Zonal/Sectoral Magistrates with essential knowledge and skills required to carry out their duties effectively.

The training, held in the meeting hall of the DC office here, was supervised by the District Election Officer, Yasin M. Choudhary.

The training session witnessed presence of Additional Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Tahir Mustafa Malik, and Deputy District Election Officer, Mohammad Saleem, alongside all zonal and sectoral officers.

The aim of the training was to ensure that the officials are well-equipped to perform their responsibilities during the electoral process, maintaining the highest standards of efficiency, impartiality, and transparency.

During the session, the Deputy Commissioner issued series of instructions to  Zonal/Sectoral Magistrates, covering a wide array of topics like election laws, procedures, and protocols that must be adhered to during polling.

The magistrates were briefed on their roles and responsibilities, with  strong emphasis on  significance of upholding law and order, overseeing polling stations, and ensuring safety and security of voters.

The interactive training allowed the magistrates to raise various queries pertaining to their duties. One of the focal points of discussion was  detailed training on  usage, operation, counting of votes using Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and various other issues.

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