Jammu: Nearly 40,000 state government employees will be deployed for poll-related duties in Jammu and Kashmir, which goes to polls in five phases starting from 16 April.
“We have drawn up nearly 40,000 government employees from various departments for poll-related duties. All of them have been issued letters in this direction,” state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) B R Sharma said.
He said that most of them were already on duty in the recently-held assembly polls in the state.
“Employees would get incentives for poll-related duties on the pattern of assembly elections,” Sharma said, adding that the employees had worked well in organising free and fair assembly polls.
There are around 65,11,638 voters in the state and there will be an addition of 1.32 Lakh voters in Lok Sabha polls this time.
“Around 9,077 polling stations will be set up with each having about 4-5 poll employees. The poll staff is already trained,” he said.
Polling in Jammu constituency will be held on 16 April during the first phase and notification in this regard would be issued tomorrow.
30 March would be the last date for filing nominations, 31 March would be the date to scrutinise the nominations and 2 April is the last date of withdrawal of nomination papers.