Training programme held for Sector Officers
Chandigarh, 15th April, 2019: A Training Program of Sector Officers was organized today by the Election Department under the chairmanship of Chief Electoral Officer, Sh. Ajoy Kumar Sinha at Government Museum & Art Gallery, sector-10, Chandigarh.
Sector officer is the official responsible for 10-12 polling stations. He is specifically responsible for his polling location, vulnerability mapping, voters served by the polling locations under him and election management. He is supported by polling officers at polling stations and he reports to the Returning officer. Hence, the sector officer has an important role to play in the electoral process.
During the programme, a presentation was given, highlighting the guidelines framed by the Election Commission of India regarding the role & responsibility of Sector Officers during the Elections.
On the occasion, Chief Electoral Officer also addressed the gathering, wherein it was emphasised that Sector officers should visit their respective booths immediately and complete the vulnerability report within time. They should be completely aware about their catchment area and make a transportation plan immediately. It was also emphasized that Sector officers should have in-depth knowledge about Presiding Officers handbook and relevant instructions from the Election Commission of India.
The queries and concerns shared by the officials were also addressed by the officers from Election Department during the programme.