Chief Electoral Officer,Odisha Reviews Poll Preparedness at District Level


A review meeting has been held regarding the election preparations of various districts in order to properly manage the upcoming general elections from the grassroots level. The meeting was chaired by Chief Electoral Officer and Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Nikunj Bihari Dhal where all the Additional District Magistrates briefed the Chief Electoral Officer about the various aspects of the election preparations of the respective districts.

“Voters are the most important part of the election process. They are the first stakeholder. So, all the preparations should be done by keeping them at the helm. Transparency and Technology are to be given preeminent importance. So the human resources that will be conducting the election should be trained according. The toll free number -1950 should be operational at all times- opined the Chief Electoral Officer.

Describing the BLOs as the important part of the entire election process, CEO called them the watchdogs of democracy. Along with this the CEO directed the ADMs to be extremely careful while the printing process of the postal ballots is on. After the review by the Chief Electoral Officer, various ADMs apprised the CEO about other related poll arrangements and problems in their respective districts. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Dr. N. Thirumala Naik along with all other officials were also present in the review meeting.