STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma on Saturday reviewed the arrangements for elections of District Development Councils and Panchayat by elections, 2020 in district Doda and Kishtwar here at a meeting with the concerned officers.
The Divisional Commissioner sought details from the Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar regarding arrangements being put in place for smooth conduct of DDC, Panchayat elections in twin far flung Marwah and Warwan blocks of the district.
Similarly, he also sought details from the Deputy Commissioner Doda regarding the arrangements being put in place by the district administration at distantly located polling stations of Block Bhagwah, Marmat, Chilly Pingal and Changa areas.
The respective Deputy Commissioners informed about the total number of polling stations, number of locations and number of polling staff deputed in these areas.
They informed that some staff has been engaged locally but security and some other staff they are sending from headquarters (head offices).
“We are sending polling staff to these snow bound areas by road but in case of snowfall we need to Air lift polling staff to these areas as these upper reaches witness heavy snowfall”, the DC Kishtwar said.
The Divisional Commissioner asked the concerned officers to make ready Pawan Hans (Air Sorties) for induction of polling material and polling staff to these blocks of both the districts so that the elections of DDC could be conducted smoothly.