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JammuCEO reviews preparations for ULB elections in Jammu, Samba

CEO reviews preparations for ULB elections in Jammu, Samba


Tawi, Sept 13: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of J&K, Pandurang Kondbarao Pole today chaired two separate meetings with nodal officers and other senior officers of Jammu and Samba districts to review the preparations for the upcoming Urban Local Bodies Elections in the districts.

CEO highlighted significant transformation witnessed in Jammu and as regular ULB elections have now become a consistent feature of the region. He underscored the pivotal role these elections have played in devolving powers to the grassroots level, bringing governance closer to the people.

“For the first time in recent history, power rests with Urban Local Bodies and Panchayati Raj Institutions,” affirmed the CEO, emphasising on the growing awareness among the citizens about the importance of each vote.

During the discussions, the Chief Electoral Officer engaged with Nodal Officers on several key aspects. He inquired about the status of electoral rolls and their prompt delivery to political parties, underscoring the importance of transparency in the electoral process. He urged all nodal officers to collaborate in assisting the public to elect their representatives effectively.

During the meeting, the CEO also took feedback on the ongoing and upcoming training sessions for polling staff to ensure their preparedness for the elections.

At Samba Meeting, it was informed that all polling stations have been physically verified and are confirmed to be fit for polling. It was also made out that Assured Minimum Facilities (AMF) have been made available at every polling station.

The status of the appointment of Returning Officers (ROs) and Assistant Returning Officers (AROs) was also discussed, and it was confirmed that the necessary appointments have been made.

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