Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Apneet Riyait on Monday reviewed the preparations and arrangements being made in view of counting of votes to be held on February 17 for 142 wards including 50 of Hoshiarpur Municipal Corporation. She also directed the officials to ensure adequate arrangements for smooth conduct of counting at all places.Presiding over a meeting comprising civil and police officers at District Administrative Complex, the Deputy Commissioner instructed all the Returning Officers and other officials to ensure smooth counting without any glitch besides requisite security arrangements at all 10 counting sites.Giving details of counting at different places, the Deputy Commissioner said that strong room for the 50 wards of Municipal Corporation Hoshiarpur had been setup in JR Polytechnic College and counting would also be held therein, where all five Returning Officers would also be remain present. She also said that for 15 wards of Municipal Council Dasuya, counting to be held in Guru Teg Bahadur Senior Secondary School, Dasuya, for 15 wards each of Tanda and Mukerian Municipal Councils, the counting would take place in Government Senior Secondary School (Boys) and SPN College respectively.
Similarly, the counting for 11 wards of Garhdiwal Municipal Council would be held in Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Garhdiwal whereas counting for 13-wards of Garhshankar would take place in BAM Khalsa College while for 11-wards of Hariana and 9 wards of Sham Chaurasi, the counting process would be held in GGDSD College and Guru Nanak College for Women respectively.For two wards of Nagar Panchayat Mahilpur and one ward of Nagar Panchayat Talwara, the counting would be held at S. Baldev Singh Senior Secondary School (Boys) and Shah Canal Head Works (D) respectively.Prominent among present occasion included Additional Deputy Commissioner (D) Harbir Singh, SP (D) Ravinder Pal Singh Sandhu, SDM Hoshiarpur Amit Mahajan, SDM Dasuya Randeep Singh Heer, SDM Mukerian Ashok Kumar, SDM Garhshankar Harbans Singh, DSP (H) Gurpreet Singh Gill and others.Meanwhile, SSP Navjot Singh Mahal pointed out that two-tire security arrangements had been made for the smooth conduct of the counting. He said that police teams had been deployed under Inspector rank officers outside the strong rooms, which was being supervised by DSP rank officer. He said that foolproof security arrangements had been put in placefor the counting on February 17.SDM Hoshiarpur Amit Mahajan along with District Revenue Officer Aman Pal Singh, Naib Tehsildar Gurpreet Singh and others took stock of the arrangements in JR Polytechnic College.