ECI Visit: Chief Secretary takes stock of arrangements

JAMMU: Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam today took stock of the arrangements for the upcoming visit of the Election Commission of India (ECI) to the State.

ECI Visit: Chief Secretary takes stock of arrangements

Principal Secretary Home, ShaleenKabra, Principal Secretary, Hospitality & Protocol, Rohit Kansal and other concerned officers were present at the meeting. Chief Electoral Officers, J&K, Shailendra Kumar attended the meeting through video-conferencing.

The meeting was informed that the Commission is scheduled to visit J&K on March 4 and 5 to review the election preparedness.

The Chief Secretary took a detailed stock of the logistics to be provided during the ECI visit including security and deployment of Liaison Officers.

The ECI team is scheduled to arrive in Srinagar on March 4 and meet leaders of all major political parties, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dy Commissioners of Kashmir Division and District Police Chiefs.

They will reach Jammu in the evening of March 4 and meet leaders of political parties on March 5 followed by a meeting with the Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners and District Police Chiefs of Jammu division.

In the afternoon, the Election Commission will have a separate meeting with Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh and Chief Electoral Officer, J&K Shailendra Kumar.

The Commission is also scheduled to address a press conference in Jammu on March 5.

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