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Special observers for J&K meet CEC, briefed on role

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Special central observers Noor Mohammad, and A.S. Gill, appointed by the to assess the situation in for holding assembly elections, on Tuesday met Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners and here.

Arora requested the three, whose appointment he had announced while releasing the Lok Sabha poll schedule on Sunday, to visit the state at the earliest, a suggestion which they accepted.

Lavasa and Chandra also briefed them during the interactive session which lasted for almost two hours.

Deputy Election Commissioner-in-charge of the state briefed them about preparedness for elections in and gave other details regarding the state.

The Commission discussed with them about their roles and responsibilities.

The three central observers would be required to visit the state and make a real time assessment of the situation by meeting political parties, district and state authorities and other stakeholders.

An of the 1977 batch, Mohammad is a former to the and has worked more than a decade in the fields of as Electoral of Uttar Pradesh, in the EC, and international expert and on election in for many years.

Zutshi, a 1982 batch IAS officer, was also to the and also has wide experience for more than a decade in elections at the state level as CEO, and for more than five years.

A 1972 batch officer, Gill has wide experience in field of security management in difficult areas. of the Central Reserve Police Force in between 1995-97, he retired as the paramilitary force's



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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 22:02 IST