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All Arrangements Complete for Smooth Conduct of Counting of Votes at JNRM Today

Counting to Begin at 8.00 AM

Port Blair, May 22: All arrangements are complete for the counting of votes tomorrow (May 23) for the polling held in the A&N Islands Parliamentary Constituency (ANIPC) as part of the Parliamentary Election-2019. The Counting Centre JNRM has become the centre of intense activities and the counting related senior officials are busy ensuring all the facilities for the smooth conduct of counting which begins at 8AM tomorrow.

The counting will begin at 8 am with the counting of postal ballots first which will be followed by counting of votes polled in EVMs. Counting of votes will be taken up in two halls i.e JNRM auditorium hall and another hall in the newly constructed building in JNRM. Accordingly, altogether 28 tables have been set up, with each hall having 14 tables. Counting is expected to be completed in 15 rounds. Two Observers, one each in both the counting halls will be present to monitor the entire counting process.

Results of each round will be first uploaded in ‘Suvidha portal’ which can be accessed from any part of the world. Thereafter, results will be announced through loud speakers at the earmarked places at RGT Road, Marina Park and South Point. Results of each round will also be displayed on the screens put up at Netaji Stadium and Counting Centre at JNRM. The results will be intimated to the media persons covering the counting process at the Media Cell established in the Counting Centre at JNRM through the Nodal Officers of Directorate of IP&T who have been assigned duties to co-ordinate with media persons. As per the instructions of the ECI, five VVPAT machines will also be counted after EVMs counting is over. The selection of VVPAT will be done through draw of lots. 

Traffic will be diverted on the day of counting and all roads leading to JNRM i.e from Girls School crossing, RGT road, Machhi Line and Govt. Press will be closed from early morning on May 23, 2019.

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South Andaman Police Gears Up For Counting Day

SP (SA) Briefs Police Personnel On Counting Day Arrangements


Port Blair, May 21: The counting of votes for General Elections 2019 is scheduled to be held on 23rd May 2019 at JNRM College. South Andaman police is leaving no stone unturned to ensure foolproof arrangements for the Counting Day. In order to ensure peaceful conduct of the counting process more than 600 Police personnel have been deployed in 3 tiered security arrangements around the counting centre. Also, multiple mobile patrolling teams have also been formed for regular area patrolling on the counting day.

On 20/05/2019 at 1200 hours, a briefing was organized at Drill Hall Police Lines for all ranks of police personnel including CRFP, IRBn and local police regarding arrangements to be made on 23/05/2019 at JNRM for the counting of votes.

The Superintendent of Police, South Andaman District, Shri. Deepak Yadav, IPS along with SDPO South Andaman, Shri. Nishant Gupta, DySP Traffic/Security, Shri. Ajay Rai, SDPO Bambooflat Shri. Manoj Kumar Meena and SDM South Andaman, Shri. Mukesh Rajora detailed the staff about their duties, protocols of searching-frisking, placement of barricades and various access control measures. Staff was directed to be polite but firm in discharge of their duties and take strict legal action against the violators of law. 

The general public is advised not to take the Marina Park road from Girls School Junction till Sinclairs Hotel to avoid inconvenience as no vehicular movement will be allowed in the area bound by Sinclairs Hotel, Machhi Line junction & Girls School Junction.

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YMCA & TDC to Explore Partnership for Working of Mutual Interest

Port Blair, May 21: The Tribal Development Council (TDC), A&N Islands and New Delhi YMCA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today. Under the MoU, the New Delhi YMCA will be helping the well known NGO in promoting art, culture and sport among the islanders especially the tribal communities.

The MoU was signed by Mr. Rashid Yusoof, Chairman TDC and Mr. Joseph Benjamin, General Secretary and CEO of YMCA New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion Benjamin expressed his happiness to be associated with the Tribal Development Council. He said that it’s a historic partnership as it comes when the world YMCA movement is celebrating 175 years of its existence. Efforts in  this regard will also have a global impact and  add Port Blair’s foot print in the world tourism platform.

Rashid Yusoof, Chairman TDC expressed his gratitude to YMCA New Delhi for considering TDC as a partner. He hoped that with the support of YMCA and the A&N Administration the TDC will go a long way in developing the lost tribal culture and tradition which was wiped away during the tsunami of 2004. 

On the occasion, Mr. Benjamin also announced that New  Delhi YMCA would organize a National Tribal Festival in Andaman & Nicobar Islands in cooperation with the TDC  and the A&N Administration.

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