Training given to counting agents

Ujjain: Counting agents of different political parties will have to carry their identity cards at the vote counting venue at Ujjain Engineering College on May 16. They should maintain discipline inside the counting hall and also have to follow directives of the returning officer.

These directives were issued to counting agents during their training at the Kalidas Sanskrit Academy here on Tuesday. Prof SK Jain made counting agents aware about different procedures of counting during the training programme. The counting agents were informed that the returning officer is authorised to expel them from the counting hall in case of violation of the directives.

They will not be allowed to go out of the hall during the counting. Every counting agent will be given a badge containing name of the candidate and table number where he has to sit. Agents were directed that they have to sit near the allotted table at and will not be allowed to move across the hall. Returning officer will allow him inside the counting hall after verifying his appointment letter, identity and declaration letter.

They have to present their appointment letter and identity cards before the returning officer an hour ahead of the counting. District electoral officer BM Sharma appointed officers and employees for constituency wise tabulation work. Officers and employees have to report at counting venue at 7 am on May 16 and will contact to the incharge officer. They will attend a training to be organised at Divisional Planning and Statistics Office on May 15.

A control room has been set at Ujjain Engineering College for communicating information about the counting to Chief Electoral Officer Bhopal and Election Commission of India. District Convener of Tribal Welfare Department Ranjana Singh will be incharge of control room. She can be contacted on 9329553688 while the control room’s landline number is 0734-2526431.

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