Special Dispensation Facilities to PwD Voters during Elections

Port Blair, Mar 24: A sensitization-cum-training program was held in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner, N&MA as well as in all Tehsils of North & Middle Andaman District under the Chairmanship of Mr. Awanish Kumar, District Election Officer/DC, N&MA and concerned AEROs respectively on March 20 regarding special dispensation facilities for PwD Voters in the upcoming General Election to Lok Sabha – 2019.

The programme was attended by all CDPOs, Mukhya Sevikas, Anganwadi Workers and Supervisors, whereby the participants were briefed about various facilities to be provided to the PwD voters like proper ramp facilities, no queues, PwD assistants, separate vehicles and parking spaces, wheelchairs and stretchers, etc., on Poll Day. It was also informed that the PwD Voters have already been identified Polling Booth wise and PwD assistants have been nominated by the Department of Social Welfare, to provide all the assistances to PwD voters. They were also requested to coordinate with respective PwD voters, concerned Sector Officers and AEROs for timely pick up and dropping of PwD voters back to their homes in a humble and respectful manner.

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