On the instructions of the Election Commission of India, District Election Officer-cum-DC Isha Kalia checked the EVM warehouse in Industrial Area Phase-7. During this, spokespersons of political parties were also present with him. In the presence of ADC Komal Mittal, DC Kalia did the first level checking of the machines used during the 2022 assembly elections. He took all kinds of information about the machines from the engineers of Bharat Electric Limited (BEL).
Kalia said the purpose of this checking is to ensure that voting is conducted in a free, fair and transparent manner. The DC said that all these machines would be used by the administration during the 2022 assembly elections and the process of thorough inspection of 1764 Ballot Units, 1284 Control Units and 1383 VVIPs used during the elections would be completed in two weeks.
The DC said that for this reason the Election Commission has decided to initiate this action in advance. Adequate security arrangements have been made with CCTV/videography during the first level investigation. 143 new polling stations have been newly added in 3 assembly constituencies of the district, whose number has increased from 759 to 902.