Kathmandu, March 14:
The Election Commission (EC) needs around 200 thousand employees for the local level election.
EC spokesman Surya Prasad Sharma informed the media today that around 218 thousand staff will be necessary to conduct the election. "We have told the District Election Offices to fix suitable voting centre for now. After that, we will ask the government to provide the employees required for conducting the local election," he added. According to him the EC is preparing to assign employees for the election at the rate of eight employees per a voting centre.
He said there would be five government officials including the polling officer, deputy polling officer, an officer verifying the voters' names, an officer putting ink mark on the thumb of the voters and two assistants and three local volunteers at a single polling centre. The EC will depute either a under-secretary, section officer or non-gazetted first class officer as the polling officer.
Spokesman Sharma said the employees from the civil service and government corporations as well as teachers of community schools would be mobilized for election duty.