KATHMANDU, April 10: Election management and operation training to chief election officers and election officers to be deployed in local-level election has begun at seven different places of the country on Monday.
The Election Commission has assigned District judges as the chief election officers and under-secretaries of judicial and administrative sectors and government attorneys as election officers.
Two-day training has been organised from today in Biratnagar, Sindhuli, Dhulikhel, Pokhara, Hetauda, Surkhet and Dhangadhi for the 75 chief election officers and 669 election officers, according to the EC.
The chief election officers and election officers would impart such type of training to 42 thousand people including polling officers and assistant polling officers after the training.
The local-level elections would be held at four metropolitan cities, 13 sub-metropolitan cities, 246 municipalities and 481 rural municipalities across the country in the single phase.
Inaugurating the training at Dhulikhel today, Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav said that the election-fever has spread across the country.
He said, "Employees to be deployed in the election and voters should not worry as peace and security situation across the country is conducive and political environment has stabilized."
Directing the employees and the security personnel assigned on election duty to play an impartial role and fulfill their responsibility for conducting the election in a free, fair and fear-free environment.
He said the Election Commission has a clear policy of observing financial frugality in the management of internal expenditure while minimizing the dependency on foreign assistance in the context of elections. The Chief Election Commissioner also called on the people to gear up for the campaign of stabilizing and strengthening democracy, federalism and republic by voting in the local level election, the first step towards implementing the constitution.
Chief District Officer of Kavre Shiva Prasad Simkhada, joint attorney at the Office of the Government Attorney Patan, Narayan Prasad Poudel, and Joint Secretary at the Election Commission Nawaraj Dhakal said that the local level election is important step towards the formation of the local government and the employees assigned for election duty should uphold the credibility and impartiality of the election and that the all works related to the election were going on full speed.
One hundred and nine persons from Dolakha, Ramechhap, Kavre, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Dhading, Rautahat, Lalitpur and Kathmandu district from the region are attending the training RSS