Show cause notices for 92 poll duty personnel

Show cause notices have been served to 92 persons who failed to turn up for the first session of election duty training programme held on April 3 in Thanjavur district.

Disclosing this in a press release, District Election Officer and Collector A. Annadurai said 11,662 persons were drawn from education and other departments for poll duty and intimations were sent to them to attend the first session of the election duty training held on April 3. However, 92 persons did not turn up at the training centres allotted to them and hence show cause notices were served on them, he added.

In the second session of training to be held on April 7, demonstration of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machine would be conducted to help the polling staff to get accustomed with the functioning of the machine apart from the regular electronic voting machine components.

Necessary arrangements had been put in place for casting of votes by those deployed for polling duty on April 18 and the polling duty staff were advised to use the postal ballot facility without fail.

A total of 125 persons from Central government Offices, Central government-owned establishments and banks had been appointed as micro observers at 102 polling booths which had been identified as sensitive booths out of the 2,287 polling booths to be set up in Thanjavur district.


The second session of training for the 6,380 persons drawn for polling duty in 1,168 polling booths in Tiruvarur district would be held at the designated centres on April 7. The duty letters would be issued to them by the respective department heads, according to District Election Officer and Collector T. Anand.

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