‘Collector acts as counting employees, CEO as observer’

Raipur, May 17:
To ensure that the training of the officers for the counting proposed on May 23 is held in practical manner, there was altogether a different atmosphere in training hall and it was looking like counting venue. In the training organised at Cirucuit House auditorium, along with the training hall, a model counting centre was also established. In this training hall, each and every minute detail and technical aspects related to counting have been paid special attention. Collector and DRO along with Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) inspected the training venue and know about the intricacies involved in the counting at the model counting centre by remaining present as counting employee. On this occasion CEO Subrat Sahoo took over the job of an observer and the DROs of 11 Lok Sabhas played the role of counting personnel.
During the counting, how many couting tables are to be installed in the counting all and how the tables are supposed to be placed; what should be the sitting condition of observer and asst. Returning Officer (ARO) and what all place the authorised representative of the candidates; his counting agents will sit; which table should be finalised for counting of VVPAT machine and where the postal ballot should be counted and all other important points were incororated to develop a model counting centre.
During the training, in order to gain first-hand experience the CEO Su brat Sahoo along with all ROs inspected the model counting hall and all tried to understand the practical aspects involved in the counting procedure and activities. During this the CEO shared some of the important precautions to be kept in mind at the time of counting.
During this demo counting, the Addl. CEO Dr S Bhartidasan, Joint CEO Samir Bishnoi, Padmini Bhai Sahu, Dr KRR Singh, and other ROs and AROs were present.

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