In preparation for the upcoming visit of officials from the Election Commission of India (ECI) to the State, Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari held a meeting with senior officers to ensure that all necessary arrangements are in place. The visit is scheduled for October 3 and will last for three days.
During the meeting, Kumari emphasized the importance of showing the State government’s readiness to conduct elections. She instructed officials to consistently provide comprehensive information on poll-related matters. This includes ensuring accessibility for disabled individuals at polling stations. Officials from the disabled welfare department were instructed to procure wheelchairs in consultation with district collectors.
Kumari also stressed the need to promptly fill any vacancies for Assistant Electoral Registration Officers (AEROs) and Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) to ensure the smooth functioning of the election process. Additionally, she requested that information on integrated border check posts be made available to the EC officials as part of election logistics and security preparations.
The meeting was attended by CEO Vikas Raj, Special CS Energy Sunil Sharma, Special CS Finance Ramakrishna Rao, Prl Secretary Home Jitender, Prl Secretary Revenue Navin Mittal, Prl. Secretary PR&RD Sandeep Kumar Sultania, Secretary GAD Seshadri, Secretary Education V Karuna, Spl Secretary Women and Child Welfare Bharathi Holikeri, CIPR Ashok Reddy, and other relevant officials.