Dr. Alok Shukla, Deputy Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India (ECI) briefed all the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police for conducting free and fair elections to the State Legislative Assembly in a meeting held here today.

Dr. Shukla reviewed district wise preparation of deployment of polling parties, Electronic Voting Machines, printing and stationary material for the polling parties and asked them to provide helicopter services in far flung and snow bound areas particularly in Kangra and Chamba districts, if needed. He said that Satellite phone facility may also be made available for communication purposes in remote areas of the State. Besides, the illegal liquor movement has to be checked from the neighbouring States.

Akshay Rout, Director General, ECI and P.K. Dash, Director General, Expenditure and Monitoring, ECI were also present in the meeting among other higher officers of the State Government.