Election Commission mobilises 8,568 teachers

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Kathmandu, Mar 12 (UNI) The Election Commission in Nepal has deployed a total of 8,568 primary level teachers of government schools as Voters Education Volunteers to conduct voters education programme.

The programme will last for 45 days starting February 22 to April 4, officials of the commission said.

The teachers deployed in every VDC and municipalities have been imparting information on Constituent Assembly election, process of mixed electoral system, two types of ballot papers.

The volunteers would also organise group interaction programmes in every VDCs and municipality. Besides that, volunteers are distributing posters, pamphlets and invitation cards related to voters' education in their assigned communities, state run The Rising Nepal quoted Laxman Prasad Bhattarai, spokesperson of the the Commission as saying.

One male and female teacher are deployed in every VDC whereas in municipality and metropolitan cities, number of teachers are increased according to the numbers of the voters, Bhattarai said.

District Election Offices (DEOs) are authorised to mobilise and maintain fearless environment for the polls as per the election code, he said. Bhattarai said that the DEOs would organise a two-day training for the volunteers.

The commission would manage a life insurance of Rs 600 thousand to each of the teachers deputed for the purpose.

Security personnel deployed in Constituent Assembly polls would also get the same insurance facility.

Nepal is holding Constituent Assembly election on April 10 to write a new constitution that will also decide the future of suspended monarchy.

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