West Bengal: Poll officials to address voters' grievances in vulnerable areas

West Bengal: Poll officials to address voters

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-03-21 10:50 Kolkata: Amid the ongoing Assembly election process in West Bengal, the Election Commission has instructed sector officers to personally assess people's grievances in all the vulnerable pockets in the areas. State's Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Dibyendu Sarkar said that the district and sector officers will be touring the inner pockets of the state in addition to the route march being conducted in these areas by the Central forces. He added that the Election Commission has been identifying vulnerable pockets in the poll-bound state and initiating confidence building measures to ensure free and fair election. Besides deploying the Central forces, SDOs, sector officers and DMs have been instructed to repeatedly visit these areas and interact with locals. The electoral officers have been instructed to let people know about the control rooms, their numbers and activities to gain confidence of the people. People can also lodge complaints. The control rooms are expected to be operational for 24 hours from today. Staff of the control rooms have been told to call people from whom they collected contact numbers to know situations of these pockets and to lodge complains from the locals directly. There will be a list of vulnerable areas in each control room. (ANI)