Training programme on Election Seizure Management System 

Port Blair, Jan 17: To curb the menace of money power in elections, the Election Commission of India requisitions services of various Enforcement Agencies. As per existing practice, the Chief Electoral Officer manually compiles the seizure reports received from different Enforcement Agencies and send day-to-day complied seizure reports to the Commission.
    The procedure of compilation of seizure manually by the Chief Electoral Office is cumbersome, not exactly real time base and is a complex process where lot of time in reporting and compiling is involved. A need has been felt for developing a software to remove unnecessary complexities in the process. Hence, a software called “Election Seizure Management System” has been developed by Election Commission of India.
    Election Seizure Management System (ESMS) App is used to digitize data for intercepted/Seized items (Cash/Liquor/Drugs/Precious Metal/Freebies/ Other items) directly from field through Mobile App during Model Code of Conduct period.
    In this regard, the Election Commission of India organized an online training programme on Election Seizure Management System (ESMS) for the ensuing General Election to Lok Sabha-2024 today in the Mini Conference Hall of Secretariat, A&N Administration.
     The online training was attended by Chief Electoral Officer, Shri B S Jaglan, District Election Officer, North & Middle Andaman, Shri Ankit Yadav, District Election Officer, Nicobar, Ms Jyoti Kumari, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Shri Vinayak Chamadia, State Level Master Trainers, Shri Anand Vardhan Mishra, Shri Aditya Kumar Asthana (T) VC, Shri Aditya Kumar Jha, Shri Jatinder Sohal, Shri Utpal Sharma, Shri Ajit Anand, Shri Ajay Rai, Shri Addul Rasheed and Nodal Officer Election Expenditure Monitoring (Enforcement Agencies), Shri Sanjay Kumar Tyagi, DIGP (Intelligence) PHQ, Shri P K Ummeer Farooq, Manager Lead Bank, Port Blair, Shri Sanjay K Waradkar, Chief Conservator of Forest, PCCF(WL), Chatham, Shri Rakesh Chandra Shukla, Zonal Director, NCB, Kolkata, Shri Gaurav Singla, Director Postal Services (HQ) West Bengal, Shri Huidrom Robindro Singh, Addl. DIT (Inv.), CBDT, Kolkata, Shri Rajender Singh, Chief Airport Security, CISF AGC, Port Blair.
     During the training session, various objectives of App were discussed. The CEOs of other States also attended the training programme.

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