Monday, April 25, 2011

Checklist with respect to CPF:-
  • List of CO-wise Guest Houses with phone numbers of Guest Houses and Liaison Officers to be given.
  • Information Booklet with basic details to be provided to COs.
  • Route Map for their area of deployment to be provided.
  • Force Deployment Plan as approved by Hon’ble Observers to be supplied to the COs of CPF.
  • List of duties/Dos and Don’ts to be given by SP.
  • OC, CPF i.e. DSP, DNT to be in regular touch with PHE/its agencies for any last minute provisioning of infrastructures.
  • List of Sector Officers with phone numbers to be provided.
  • SIM cards with mobile set to be given.
  • List of Vulnerable/Critical polling station to be given.

Who can enter the polling booths?
Voter with EPIC or any of the 13 identification documents with photograph i.e. passport, Driving License, PAN card, Service Identity Card, Passbook, SC/ST/OBC Certificate, pension document, Freedom Fighter Identity Card, Arms License, Physically Handicapped Certificate, Health Insurance Smart Card, Property Document or NREGA Job Card.

Besides, a companion of blind/infirm voter, a baby in arms, authorized polling agents with EPIC, polling personnel, election duty officials, Hon’ble Observers, Candidate or his/her election agent with proper identification can enter the polling booths/premises.

A voter’s security is not allowed to enter the booths unless he/she is a ‘Z’ category person in which case the security shall be in plain clothes with concealed arms.

A policeman is not authorized to enter the booths unless specifically called in by the Presiding Officer.

Unauthorized media persons are not allowed to polling booths. In no case, the authorized media persons should be allowed to take a picture of the voting compartments with voter casting his/her vote.

Some Dos and Don’ts

Extensive Flag March/Route March in consultation with the police authorities should be carried out in the area of deployment. 

The CPF man posted in booths shall be stationed at the door of the polling booths so as to have a clear view of the proceedings inside the booths.

In multi-booth premises, they shall be oscillating between different booths.

The local state police (LSP) shall be unarmed and shall only be concerned with the     regulation of the queue unless called in by the Presiding Officer for assistance.

None is to enter inside the booth unless and until called in specifically by the Presiding Officer for assistance.

Take over the polling station of deployment on P-1 day.

Ensure that outsiders/political party representatives don’t interact with the polling personnel after they arrive at the booths on P-1 day.

Get in touch with the Police Sector Officer for any assistance.

After the polling is over, CPF to be carried off as per arrangements made by the local police authorities while the CPF deployed at the last booth of the sector to accompany the polled EVMs and polling personnel of that sector to the Reception Centre.

Help the polling personnel on P-1 day. Ensure that they don’t have any problem with accommodation on P-1 day as they need sound sleep to be alert on the poll day.

Every CPF person should be at the best of his behaviour so that voters feel confident.

Take all measures necessary for sanitizing the polling station.

Do ROP if deemed necessary.

Commandant/Asstt Commandant/Commanding Officer to visit the vulnerable areas on poll day to check whether there is any obstruction for voters to come to the booths.

Police Sector Officers in consultation with the Civil Sector Officers shall provide information from time to time as per feedback to the CFP COs.

While on Naka, RT Mobile, HRFS and similar duties, please do keep checking vehicles including ambulances/dead body carriers for tracking movement of illegal arms, cash or liquor. Check any goods being transported to guard against ingenuous transportation of cash or arms or liquor.

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