Two day election training for Police, civil officers concludes
SRINAGAR: The two day training program organised for police and civil officers, in preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024, concluded here Friday.
The event was attended by about 30 police officers of Dy SP and ASP rank and abot 40 civil officers of ADC and ACR rank of Kashmir division on 1st and 2nd of February at the office of Chief Electoral Officer, Darul-lntikhab, Srinagar.
The training program was an extension of similar session recently concluded in Jammu aimed at enhancing the understanding about security modules critical for ensuring a smooth and secure electoral process. The training on Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP), Model Code of Conduct, Media Certification and Monitoring Committee (MCMC) besides social media was imparted to civil officers of ADC, ADDC, SDM and/ACR rank among other district officers.
Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, inaugurated the session virtually. He stressed upon the dynamic nature of technology and the challenges it poses in the evolving landscape. The training provided a crucial opportunity for the police officers to adapt to new strategies and techniques for maintaining security during elections, he added.
National Level Master trainers Chand Kishore Sharma and Riaz Ahmed Butt imparted training on several topics including security deployment, role of CAPF, issues pertaining to Model Code of Conduct, Election Expenditure Monitoring, Vulnerability Mapping, MCMC and Social Media.
Chief Electoral Officer, in his closing address, apprised the officers on various security related aspects, ranging from suspect vehicle checks for illegal transportation of cash or liquor to the management of polling stations on Election Day. He emphasized upon the importance of maintaining good practices and transparency to ensure peaceful and fair elections in the region.