Shimla: To complete the election process in a free, fair, smooth and transparent manner, elaborate arrangements have been made, Manisha Nanda, Chief Electoral Officer, said.
No official would be allowed to perform election duty in his home station or home constituency. Training regarding computerized randomization of polling personnel is being imparted to all the concerned persons, she added.
To abide by the norms laid out, the Election Commission has ordered the transfer of 91 police Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors. These officials had either completed 3 years of posting in one place or were serving in their home district.
An election department spokesman disclosed that that of the police officials transferred 3 belonged to district Bilaspur, 22 from Shimla, 7 from Kullu, 10 from Solan, 7 from Una, 6 from Mandi, 8 from Sirmour, 9 from Chamba, 16 from Kangra, 2 from Kinnaur and 1 from Hamirpur.
Meanwhile gearing down to holding a poll, even as winter is catching up in some of the highest polling stations in the country, the election commission has dispatched election material to the three assembly segments that go to the polls in the first phase.
Nanda said that it is being ensured that all the election related material could reach in the district headquarters well in time, where it will be further distributed to the polling parties as per the polling programme.