General Election-2019; Training prog on MCC

Port Blair, Feb 21: In connection with the upcoming General Election-2019, a day-long training programme on Model Code of Conduct (MCC) was organised for teams of Videography, Flying Squad, Video Observation and Election Expenditure Monitoring, in the conference hall of the Anthropological Survey of India here today.

Initiating the training programme, the Nodal Officer MCC, Mr. Yash Chaudhary through a power point presentation elaborated upon various aspects of MCC when it comes into force as soon as the election is declared. The MCC teams should follow only the guidelines of the ECI while discharging their duties. Immediate action is required to be taken by the MCC team when they come across any MCC violations and the same has to be reported to the higher election Authorities instantly, the Nodal Officer added. Mr. Nishant Bodh, Deputy Director (Tourism) sensitized on ‘Do’s and Don’ts for videographers’ during MCC. Mr. Gautam Gupta, Sr. Scientist, NIC, informed about ‘cVIGIL’ App – a user-friendly and easy to operate Android application which will be operational only when elections are announced. ‘cVIGIL’ allows anyone in the election-bound state to report violations of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) that comes into effect from the date of announcement of elections.

Mr. Mohammed Ashraf and Mr. Russel Rose, Sr. Accounts Officers covered topic on ‘Election Expenditure Monitoring’.

Tomorrow (Feb 22), training for BLO, Ferrargunj will be organised in the conference hall of ASI from 10 AM onwards.

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