RAJOURI: With a view to spread electoral literacy among the voters, training cum awareness programme was organized on EVMs with Verifiable paper audit trail at conference Hall of PG College Rajouri for the students and campus ambassador from different schools and colleges. The training cum awareness programmes were organized on the directions of ECO under supervision of District Election Officer, Rajouri, Mohammad Aijaz Asad. The training programme would continue till 9th of February. During the day the campus ambassadors were trained for training and disseminating awareness to the last voter of their respective area.
Master trainers for the operation of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines informed the trainees about its functioning in detail. It was informed that the VVPAT will be used for the first time in the coming elections to the Lok Sabha/state assembly. VVPAT is an independent system attached to the EVM which allows the voters to see on the screen of the machine a printed copy containing the serial number, name, and symbol of the candidate of his choice he cast the vote. The trainers explained the functioning of Ballot Unit, Control Unit and other allied functions and operations of the electronic voting machines. The training programme was supervised by the officer SVEEP, Abdul Khabir and conducted by District level master trainers and Area level master trainers.