Election Fee to Deploy ‘Digital Surveillance’ for Delicate Polling Cubicles

Election Fee is deploying ‘digital eyes’ for doing reside surveillance of delicate and weak polling cubicles within the West Bengal meeting polls starting subsequent month.

The ballot watchdog will up in weak cubicles as extra safety measure together with ballot observers of assorted classes and central armed forces.

“We can have video cameras in in such cubicles which is able to give reside broadcast to the district management room.

It will assist us in taking rapid motion if want,” an EC official mentioned.

The official mentioned the presence of cameras will monitor all those that are getting into the space and those that are standing on the gates.

“This will act as a deterrent to mischief makers as they will know that they are being monitored closely by us,” he mentioned.

They’ve recognized round 14,000 weak pockets throughout the state to date. All polling cubicles falling in such areas will probably be categorized as weak polling stations the place extra safety measures will probably be taken.

Even within the pre-polling part, numerous confidence constructing measures are being taken in such areas. Every time the scenario is taken into account to be regular, the EC removes them from the listing of weak areas, officers mentioned, including that it’s a dynamic course of.

Senior officers together with the district Justice of the Peace and sub-divisional officer have been requested to go to such spots regularly.

District degree helplines have additionally been began from this week the place individuals can name and lodge complaints.

Officers from the district management room are additionally sustaining an inventory of contact individuals in such delicate areas whom they’re calling recurrently to take suggestions, officers mentioned.

The primary part of the six-phased polls within the state will probably be held on April four.

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