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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Government schools get a makeover


MANGALURU: During the closing meeting election in the state, the Election Commission had long past out of its approach to be sure that polling booths appeared just right and attempts have been made to draw citizens, including physically challenged, senior citizens, tribals, women and transgenders.


Other than fashion polling booths, a number of districts across the state saw ethnic polling booths as well as the Sakhi pink polling booths. These pink booths caught everyone’s consideration and a few booths had selfie corners too to draw first-time citizens.


The departments concerned in the electoral procedure are trying their easiest to be sure that polling booths (in executive schools) are upgraded with elementary amenities. In this regard, the commissioner of public instructions has recognized about 19,953 executive schools across the state and sanctioned Rs 3418.7 lakh for upgradation of elementary amenities. The amount has been sanctioned retaining in thoughts the demands for infrastructure development presented through the deputy directors (management).


Every week ahead of the polls, the block training officers are expected to investigate cross-check all executive schools have been polling will happen and be sure that all amenities are in position. On polling day, if any lapse is noticed, motion can be taken against the Block Education Officer, stated SRS Nadhan, particular officer and ex-officio underneath secretary to executive, training department (planning).


If extra funds are needed for upgradation, the school/ PU school has to publish a suggestion to the government.


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