Mangan, 07 Jan [IPR]: A hands-on training on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) for Electoral Registration Officers (EROs), Assistant Electoral Registration Officers (AEROs), Supervisory Officers of North District was held today at the Zilla Bhavan conference hall, Mangan.
District Collector (North), Karma R Bonpo, Additional District Magistrate, Somnath Adhikari, SDMs, BDOs and Revenue Officers attended the training conducted by State Level Master trainer and SDM, Ravangla, Jigmee Wangchuk Bhutia, and Additional Director, Election Department.
The DC-North stated that VVPATs would be used for the first time in the district and hence there was need to provide wide awareness to the public on the working of the VVPATs.
In this regard, the SDMs and BDOs are to provide further awareness training to general voters from their offices in the near future.
He also stated that most of the SDMs, BDOs and ROs will also officiate as sector magistrates and therefore should become experts in the use of these machines.
The North District Administration now intends to provide awareness on EVMs and VVPATs as part of SVEEP (Systematic Voter Education and Electoral Participation) programmes in the coming days.