Around 300,000 security personnel to be deployed for parliamentary and provincial assembly polls

Published On: September 2, 2022 09:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Approximately 300,000 security personnel will take up security responsibilities during the elections of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Province Assembly. 

The government has announced to hold the elections in a single phase and the voting for both the elections will take place on November 20.     

The Nepal Police has planned to mobilize 71,693 police personnel and 115,000 temporary police for the election while the Nepali Army is internally prepared to depute 71,000 workforce as in the past  and the Armed Police Force (APF) is to mobilize 35,000 workforce. 

Similarly, over 200 will be there in the election from the National Investigation Department. Over 294,000 security personnel will be mobilized for the election purposes. 

However, the number could slightly change in accordance with the election's Central Security Plan, according to security officials. The Home Ministry is yet to give a final shape to the election's Central Security Plan.


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