CEO inspects strong rooms in Namchi

Monday, Apr 29, 2024 22:00 [IST]

Last Update: Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 16:32 [IST]

CEO inspects strong rooms in Namchi

NAMCHI,  (IPR): D. Anandan, Chief Electoral Officer, Sikkim, visited the strong rooms for Namchi district set up at Namchi Government College, Kamrang today.

The CEO inspected the security measures implemented for the stored EVMs at the strong room, the operations of the control room and the management of various other election-related matters.

The CEO was accompanied by Namchi DC-cum-DEO Annapurna Alley, senior SP Dr. Tsering Namgyal Gyatso and Election deputy secretary Bhumika Chettri.

During the visit, the CEO instructed the DEO to ensure that all guidelines were properly followed for the strong rooms and to enhance security at all critical locations to prevent any lapses or untoward incidents.

To ensure adequate surveillance, he also directed the establishment of a separate control room in an adjacent area and instructed that daily backups of CCTV footage be maintained.

Additionally, the CEO also inquired about the daily monitoring activities, maintenance of logbooks, electricity availability, fire safety, and other supplies. The DC and Sr. SP explained all the procedures and precautions put in place to ensure the adequate security of the periphery.

The CEO also inspected the camp where the political representatives were housed, who are maintaining constant vigil against any malpractice involving the stored EVMs. He inquired about the live footage from inside the strong rooms being shown at their camp and about other facilities made available to them.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi