Agartala, Nov 23, 2022, TRIPURATIMES Desk
Agartala, Nov 23: A team of Election Commission of India (ECI) visited Tripura to review the preparations for the assembly election which is scheduled to take place early next year.
Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Dharmendra Sharma, Director (IT) Ashok Kumar, Director (Expenditure) Yashbendra Singh, Secretary (Planning) Sanjib Kumar Prasad, Secretary (NES) Santosh Kumar Dubey and Vijoy Kumar (Section Officer) were in the ECI delegation.
The ECI officials, who arrived on Tuesday, held a preparatory meeting with Chief Electoral Officer Kiran Gitte, District Electoral Officers and district police chiefs, according to a government press release.
In the meeting, discussions were held on electoral rolls, special summary revision, EVM/ VVPAT, arrangements in polling stations, polling personnel, law and order, security and training among other important issues.
The ECI officials, according to the press release, passed an instruction to the District Magistrates and district police chiefs (SPs) to gear up the poll preparations.
The Election Commission officials also held a meeting with the representatives of the Income Tax, Excise, Reserve Bank of India, Revenue department (customs division), BSF, CRPF, Assam Rifles, Narcotics Control Bureau, CASO/ CISF, Railway Protection Force (RPF), Postal department, Central GST, State GST, MLBC, Airport Authority and Enforcement Directorate.
In the meeting, they held discussions to increase watch on suspicious expenditure, transportation of goods and payment of wages.
On Wednesday, the ECI delegation held a meeting with the officials of Revenue, Education, Police, Power, PWD/ DWS, Social Welfare, Urban Development, Health, Transport and Rural Development departments. Chief Secretary J.K. Sinha and Director General of Police Amitabh Ranjan were present in the meeting.
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