Gourav Sally/ DP correspondent , Gurdaspur, Sept 15, 2017:-Chief electoral officer Dr. Chandra Bhushan along with Secretary ECI Avinash Kumar and Additional CEO Punjab Manjeet Singh Kang, today convened the high level meeting with senior administrative and police officials of Gurdaspur and Pathankot held at Panchayat Bhawan to review poll preparations, ahead of Gurdaspur bypoll election. Apart from discussing security and poll arrangements at length, Dr Bhushan instructed the officials to launch a special awareness drive for use of franchise on Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) to the election related employees.He also asked the officials to organize awareness camps for voters about the use of voting right onVVPAT. Stressing upon the sealing of interstate entry and exit points, Dr Bhushan said that special nakas should be planned in advance and all the activities in important areas should be videographed. He also instructs the official to implement the model code of conduct in true spirit and manner, besides taking stern action against the persons violating model code of conduct by installing hoardings and banners without the prior approval of the concerned election related committees.
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