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Sector Magistrates and Commanders briefed at Phek

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Dimapur, April 15: A meeting pertaining to the preparation and briefing of all Sector Magistrates and Sector Commanders of Phek district for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections was held at the DC Office Conference Hall Phek on April 13.
Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer Phek, John Tsulise Sangtam, in his address said the meeting was called to reiterate the duties and responsibilities Sector Magistrates and Sector Commanders have to perform so that polling in the district is conducted peacefully and in a clean manner.
He stated that since they are empowered with magisterial power, it should be utilised effectively and whenever required so that law and order is maintained effectively throughout the whole election process.
He also called upon the Sector Commanders and Sector Officers to be in one’s respective polling station at a strategic location to cover the whole area effectively during the voting hours so as to control any undesirable situations at the earliest and to also coordinate with the polling personnel.
Superintendent of Police Phek, Dr. Pritpal Kaur, while briefing about the roles, functions, procedures and duties of Sector Magistrates, Sector Commanders, paramilitary, and the Police said that the main role for them was to see that the EVM reaches the polling stations and returned back to the counting station intact since they are liable for its safety.
She also called upon the security personnel to keep the polling personnel safe and secure, and to look out for any illegal activities taking place in the district during the election period.
Installation of GPS for Sector Magistrates was also done after the meeting.
(Page News Service)

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