Over 5000 State employees to man 1064 polling stations

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Srinagar, Oct 26 (UNI) Announcing to give rewards and other incentives to employees who will be engaged in the polling duties, over 5000 state government employees will be deployed in 1064 booth in the first phase of polling in ten assembly segments on November 17.

Official sources said a high level meeting chaired by Governor N N Vohra reviewed arrangements for the ensuing General Elections to the Jammu and Kashmir State Legislative Assembly last evening.

Sources said the meeting was informed that all necessary arrangements for the smooth conduct of polls in a transparent, free and fair manner have been made.

It was indicated that the nomination process has begun in respect of the 10 Assembly Constituencies in which the polls would be held in the first phase.

The Governor was informed that the poll training schedule has been finalised for the State Government employees for conducting the first phase of elections in ten Constituencies of Bandipora, Leh, Kargil and Poonch districts and the training of the designated employees was proceeding as per the schedule.

The Constituencies to go for polls on November 17 are Gurez, Bandipora, Sonawari in north Kashmir Nobra, Leh, Kargil, Zanaskar in Ladakh region, Surankote, Mendhar and Poonch-Haveli in Jammu region.

These Constituencies will have 1064 Polling Stations and shall be manned by over 5000 officials.

The meeting also discussed the various proposals regarding rewards and incentives for the employees who will be engaged in the polling duties.

However, so far no nomination paper was filed, they said.

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