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Urban body polls: 317-hour training imparted to 4,623 candidates

BHOPAL: For preparation of error-free electoral rolls for ensuing urban body and panchayat elections, the State Election Commission imparted training for 317 hours to 4,623 candidates from January to October 20, 2014. Master trainers were also imparted 114-hour training at SEC and divisional headquarters.

In the series, the commission imparted 54 hour training to 518 officers from October 13 to 20 where State Election Commissioner R Parasuram apprised them about innovations being introduced in ensuing general elections. He directed trainees from various districts to conduct election in accordance with tips given during the training.

As many as 102 tehsildars and naib tehsildars were imparted 5-hour training regarding preparation of photo electoral rolls on January 29, 2014 and 15-hour training in February 2014 to 306 master trainers of districts about functioning and operation of EVMs. In April-May, training was imparted to Municipal Corporations’ Commissioners and Additional Commissioners.

As many as 502 officers were imparted 48-hour training. In June, the commission trained 60 observers for 4 hours. In August, 16 probationary IAS officers were imparted 2-hour training. In the same month, 48-hour training was imparted to 765 master trainers at division level.

Apart from holding review meetings, the commission also imparted training to officers at division level in September. In October, training was imparted to 51 district e-governance managers for 3 hours.

Eight-hour training each was imparted to 51 deputy district election officers on October 13 and additional SPs on October 14. As many as 416 Returning and Assistant Returning Officers were imparted 36-hour training from October 16 to 20.