Focus on transparency: Observer
The administration is geared up for the ensuing election for Warangal Parliamentary constituency, General Observer Dr Veena Pradhan said.
Warangal: The administration is geared up for the ensuing election for Warangal Parliamentary constituency, General Observer Dr Veena Pradhan said.
In a review meeting with the officials here on Wednesday, Veena Pradhan, who for the last three days inspected several polling stations, said that arrangements for the ensuing election for Warangal Parliamentary constituency are in place in accordance with the Election Commission (EC) guidelines.
"The administration has ensured whatever it can do to maintain transparency in the conduct of elections," she said, directing the officials to strictly adhere to Model Code of Conduct.
During the review, Veena Pradhan elicited information about the election training to poll officials, randomisation of electronic voting machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and security measures being taken at strong rooms.
Further, she laid focus on problematic polling stations with impetus on deployment of security forces, installation of CCTV cameras and webcasting provision.
The general observer also enquired about the complaints lodged through C-Vigil and citizens' response to toll free number 1950.
The review meeting was presided over by Returning Officer Prashanth Jeevan Patil in which Warangal Rural, Jangaon, Mulugu and Bhupalpally district collectors – M Haritha, Vinaykrishna Reddy, Vasam Venkateshwarlu and Narayan Reddy, and Warangal Commissioner of Police V Ravinder were present.