Port Blair, March 12: A training programme was organised for the flying squad, video surveillance, video viewing, check point and static surveillance teams in the auditorium of the ASI here today. Initiating the training programme, the Returning Officer, A&N Islands Parliamentary Constituency, Mr. Udit Prakash Rai has once again reminded the duties and responsibilities of different teams formed to check and respond to the complaints of Model Code of Conduct violations.
The RO said the team members should work in co-ordination with each other and have to keep vigil on public meetings, rallies, use of loudspeakers and all election related events, so that MCC rules are not violated. The teams have to give immediate response to the complaints of political parties/candidates and whatever action they take should be impartial, he added. “We need not to favour anybody but have to follow the instructions/guidelines of the ECI for the conduct of the general election in a free, fair and transparent manner” the RO said.
The RO further stated that every officer is working for the Election Commission of India once he is engaged in Election duty and has to discharge his duties with utmost responsibility. The team members should go through the guidelines of the commission and understand their duties and responsibilities. Action should be taken against those who violate the Model Code of Conduct prescribed by the Commission and every work should be as per the rule, the RO cautioned. The check point teams must ensure that normal public should not face any problem during their routine checks.
The Nodal Officer MCC, Mr. Yash Chaudhary, the Asst. Commissioner, (HQ) Ms Nidhi Sarohe and Mr. M. Mohammed Ashraf, Sr. AO also addressed the gathering.