Goan Reporter News: One Day Workshop held for Political Parties

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The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer has informed that in preparation for the upcoming General Elections to Lok Sabha 2024, one day workshop for political parties was organized at Kar Bhavan. Altinho, by the Office of Chief Electoral Officer on March 6, 2024.

The Chief Electoral Officer, Goa, Ramesh Verma – IAS, inaugurated the session and stressed upon the central role of political parties in a vibrant democracy like India. In his opening remarks, he apprised the representatives of various election related aspects highlighting the need for a closer liaison between political parties and administrative machinery in ensuring a free, fair and civil disclosure both during and after the election processes. He also emphasized on maintaining good practices and transparency to ensure peaceful and fair elections in the state.

The training covered all important aspects of the election process like nomination, qualification and disqualification, EVM preparedness, Election Expenditure Monitoring, Model Code of Conduct, Media Certification and Monitoring Committees, Poll day arrangements besides maintenance of books of accounts by the contesting candidates of political parties and timely filing of expenditure statements.

National & State Level Master Trainers, Shri. Venancio Furtado, Shri. Johnson Fernandes, Shri. Surendra F. Naik, Shri. Vishant Gaunekar, Dr. Snehal Goltekar, Shri Harikrishna Nair and Dr. Shantanu Gauns imparted the training on various topics.

The workshop was attended by representatives of major political parties of Goa including members of National and State Political parties like Indian National Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Aam Aadmi Party, Goa Forward Party, Revolutionary Goans Party and Niz Goenkar Revolution Front.

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