SAYS, THREE-TIER SECURITY COMPRISING CONTINGENTS OF PUNJAB POLICE, PAP AND PARAMILITARY FORCES TO BE DEPLOYED ROUND THE CLOCK

CCTV CAMERAS TO BE INSTALLED FOR E-SURVEILLANCE

Jalandhar, February 17-(STN) Deputy Commissioner Jalandhar Ghanshyam Thori today finalized the arrangements for the proposed counting centers and strong rooms for the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in the district.

Accompanied by SSP Satinder Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh, DCP Jaskiran Singh, The deputy commissioner said that after the polling was over in the district on February 20, the EVM and VVPAT machines would be brought from the various assembly segments in these strong rooms. The machines would be kept in these strong rooms till March 10, the day of counting, he said, adding that the strong rooms for all nine assembly segments have been set up in the premises of Government Arts and Sports College, Punjab Land Record Society, and State Patwar School.          

Likewise, the Deputy Commissioner said that foolproof security arrangements were made by the district administration at these centers with the cover of 3-tier security arrangements including Punjab Police, Punjab Armed Police and Paramilitary force round the clock. He also asked the officers to fix an adequate number of CCTV cameras for e-surveillance of these strong rooms round the clock besides keeping recording backup and ensuring uninterrupted power supply to these cameras.  Mr. Thori reiterated the firm commitment of the district administration to ensure free, fair and transparent general elections as a battery of arrangements have already been put in place in this regard.

Meanwhile, he also took a round of counting centers set up along the strong rooms and issued necessary directions to the concerned ROs for the smooth and transparent conduct of counting on March 10, 2022. Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Assistant Commissioner (UT) Ojasvi Alankar, ADCP Suhail Meer, PCS (UT) Gurleen Kaur, Election Tehsildar Sukhdev Singh, Kanoongo Rakesh Kumar, all nine Returning Officers and, concerned ACPs