Rajasthan: Over Five lakh officers to be trained to hold fair elections

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More than five lakh officers and employees of the Rajasthan government would be trained to ensure free and fair assembly elections due in a few months, Chief Electoral Officer Ashwini Bhagat said on Tuesday.

Number of voters has increased as compared to 2017, prompting the Election Commission to train more government employees, he said.

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Bhagat said over 1,200 officers have been trained so far.

He said a work plan has been made under which divisional commissioners, district collectors and block-level officers would be trained for holding peaceful and fair elections in the state.

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Additional Chief Electoral Officer Jogaram said, “Over 85,000 policemen will be provided training by master trainers for strengthening law and order measures during the elections”.

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