Gangtok, 22nd October 2022 , District Collector, Gangtok cum Returning Officer, Shri Ragul K, and SP, Gangtok, Shri Tenzing Loday chaired a review meeting regarding Panchayat Election 2022, with all 11 Sector Magistrates and Sector Police Officers at the Conference Hall of District Administrative Centre, today.
The meeting also had the presence of Assistant Returning Officers and the officials of DAC.
Shri Ragul K adequately briefed about the roles and responsibilities of the Sector Magistrate and Sector police officers to ensure a free and fair Panchayat Election 2022.
He informed that there are 130 polling stations with 58,238 voters. All 15 wards of Zilla will have polls. He added that out of 130 Gram Panchayat wards, 32 are uncontested, and 98 wards will be going to polls.
Returning officer cum DC, Gangtok directed all 11 Sector magistrates and Sector Police officials to do a round visit of their respective polling stations and to verify the status of those polling stations which need special attention.
The Returning Officer further added that the contesting candidates can campaign till 8th November until 5 pm.
Shri Tenzing Loday SP, Gangtok briefed about the deployment of the police personnel for the poll day. He asked the police personnel to follow the model code of conduct and to arrange proper security measures during the poll day.
The meeting deliberated on various aspects of the elections, such as vehicles arrangement, collection of poll materials, the second round of training and instructions regarding the poll day, commissioning of EVMs, arrangement in the control room, training of sector magistrates, deployment of polling personnel, and other necessary arrangements.