Over 70,000 will monitor elections
Bangalore Urban DC V Ponnuraj said getting officials for electoral duty has become a big challenge. Around 3,000 Central Government employees, 40,000 state government employees and over 28,000 policemen, paramilitary forces and drivers and other staff would be deployed on polling duty.
Speaking to the reporters here on Monday, Ponnuraj said at least 10,653 personnel would be required to man 2,319 polling booths in the seven Assembly constituencies of Bangalore Urban district. This is in addition to over 7,000 police and paramilitary personnel, drivers and other staff whose services would be utilised during elections.
Three special workshops would be conducted to train polling personnel on April 22, April 28 and May 4. Educational videos are being specially shot for the workshop.
In accordance with guidelines issued by the Election Commission, the district administration has constituted 124 sectoral teams, 42 flying squads, 25 static surveillance teams, seven video surveillance teams and seven video viewing teams.
In addition to these, 3,000 Central Government employees have been deployed as micro-observers for the polls.
Ponnuraj said 102 government vehicles have already been engaged and thirty more would be pressed into service shortly.
In addition to these, the district administration is planning to hire 30 more vehicles for various election related duties till May 3, he said.
At least 671 vehicles would be required a day before and after the elections and on the election day.
The district administration is planning to hire KSRTC and BMTC vehicles and some private jeeps wherever necessary.