Chief Electoral Officer of J&K, Ladakh visits Leh
Conducts one-day workshop for BLOs on Garuda App
Leh, Oct 04: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of UT J&K and Ladakh, Hirdesh Kumar, today visited Leh and convened a meeting to review the progress of pre-revision activities and the preparedness for Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Roll-2022 in UT Ladakh.
Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Shrikant Suse, who is also the District Election Officer (DEO) Leh, and Electoral Registration Officer (ERO), Assistant Electoral Registration Officers (AEROs) and Booth Level Officers (BLOs) of Leh district were present in the meeting.
CEO Hirdesh Kumar shared that the summary revision of the Photo Electoral Roll is being done in Ladakh for the first since after the creation of Union Territory. He added that many newly eligible voters would be added to the electoral roll. He reiterated that the BLOs need to improve their performance, stay updated with new technologies and familiarise themselves with the Garuda App.
CEO Hirdesh Kumar exhorted the urgency and importance of maintaining an updated healthy electoral roll. He asked the BLOs to ensure 100% login on the Garuda App and directed them to complete the tasks assigned, such as uploading polling station photos and updating assured minimum facilities (AMF), GPS coordinates and nearby facilities available around the polling station within a week. He directed the DEO and ERO to monitor the BLOs activities regularly.
The CEO advised the concerned officers to spread awareness among the public on Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP), which is a flagship programme of the Election Commission of India. He also informed the need to hold special camps regarding the summary revision.
Earlier, DC/ DEO Leh, Shrikant Suse extended gratitude towards the CEO and the team for visiting Leh and imparting the necessary training required for the pre-revision activities and the summary revision. He hoped that the training would benefit all and help in improving the performance of the BLOs.
Similarly, hands-on demonstration and extensive training on using the Garuda mobile application and its features, including login and linking polling stations- both online and offline- were provided to the Booth Level Officers.