CEO Ladakh chairs meeting regarding air sorties for remote polling stations

Excelsior Correspondent

LEH, May 14: Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Ladakh, Yetindra M Maralkar chaired a crucial meeting to discuss the requirements of air sorties and related matters for the upcoming election in the 1-Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency in the fifth phase on 20th May.
The meeting focused on ensuring seamless logistical support for the transportation of polling teams to remote polling stations in the Leh and Kargil districts.
During the meeting, both the DCs/DEOs were asked to project their requirement for Air sorties to lift polling parties and security personnel to remote and inaccessible locations. In response, DC/DEO, Kargil apprised that Ralakung, Phema and Shadey Polling Stations in Kargil District shall require air sorties whereas DC/DEO Leh projected Lingshed, Dipling, Zhingchen, Kartse, Skumpata and Skumpata Gongma Pooling Stations shall require air sorties.
After deliberations with different stakeholders, the CEO decided to commence sorties from the 16th to 18th of May for the six Polling Stations in Leh District followed by sorties on the 17th and 18th of May for the three Polling Stations in Kargil District.
The meeting was attended by DIG Ladakh Range, S J Mahmood (SPNO), Returning Officer, 1-Ladakh Parliamentary Constituency (DEO, Leh), Santosh Sukhadeve, SSP Leh Shruti Arora, Joint CEO, Sonam Chosjor, Additional Secretary Election, Swaran Singh, Major Nikhil Vikram, 614 (I) Army Aviation, and Dechen, Under Secretary, Civil Aviation Department, UT Ladakh.
Wing Commander Arjun Singh of IAF, DEO Kargil, Shrikant Balasaheb Suse, SSP Kargil, Shree Ram, and SDM Zanskar, Romil Singh Donk joined the meeting through video conferencing.