Div Com Jammu reviews arrangements for PwD voters

TNN Bureau. Updated: 3/23/2019 9:29:11 PM Top Stories

Stresses on ensuring basic facilities at polling stations

JAMMU MARCH 23: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Saturday held meeting with Deputy Commissioners of Jammu Division to review provisions for Persons with Disabilities and to ensure maximum participation in upcoming elections.
During the meeting, Verma, who has been appointed as Accessibility Observer for upcoming Lok Sabha Elections, reviewed the Assured Minimum Facilities (AMFs) in all the districts of the Jammu division. He directed all the Deputy Commissioners (ROs) to ensure necessary basic facilities in all polling stations for smooth conduct of elections in the region.
During the meeting, DCs also shared transportation and other plans for persons with disabilities.
The Div Com also directed DCs to ensure the availability of volunteers to facilitate PwD voters and senior citizens in the polling station.
He asked them to send the AMF details and other necessary information in a prescribed format so that there could be arrangements for such voters.
A threadbare discussion was held regarding all the aspects of the election process. The div com stressed on the maximum participation of persons with disabilities in general election.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner (RO) Jammu, Ramesh Kumar and other DCs of Jammu Division through video conferencing.
Later, the Divisional Commissioner also convened a meeting with Air Force officers regarding the requirement of air sorties for airlifting of voters, and officers in hilly areas for smooth conduct of elections.
The requirement of air sorties was received from DCs of hilly Districts of the division for the airlift of voters.

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