Kohima, June 29 (MTNews): A two-day training program for the Deputy Commissioners & District Election Officers was inaugurated by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Nagaland, V. Shashank Shekhar, IAS at the Commissioner’s Conference Hall, Kohima on 29th June 2022. The program is being conducted as per the directions of the Election Commission of India (ECI).


The CEO in his inaugural address emphasized the important role played by the district electoral machinery headed by the Deputy Commissioners & District Election Officers in the overall conduct and management of the entire electoral process. He observed that recently the IAS Academy in Mussoorie along with the Ministry of Personnel had organized a commemorative webinar on 250 years of the institution of the District Collector.


He also stated that election management and related work is a good area to serve society. He hoped that all concerned will benefit from the knowledge of the resource persons and also enjoy their visit to Nagaland.


The two-day training program is being conducted by Resource Persons from the Election Commission of India (ECI) and India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM) to equip District Election Officers with knowledge and skill for the forthcoming General Election to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly.


The various sessions include District Election Management Plan (DEMP)/Booth-Level Election Management Plan (BEMP), Vulnerability Mapping, Systematic Voter Education & Electoral Participation (SVEEP), Model Code of Conduct (MCC), IT applications, Media Certification & Monitoring Committee (MCMC) & Paid News, Law & Order, Expenditure Monitoring and Accounts on Election Expenditure.


The program was chaired by Ruokuovituo Khezhie, Addl. Chief Electoral Officer and vote of thanks was delivered by Awa Lorin, Joint Chief Electoral Officer. Alila Chang, Deputy Election Officer is the program officer for the training.

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