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Boath does it fast to come ‘first’

S. Harpal Singh


Counting centre at the (ST) Assembly constituency declares result in 100 minutes


— PHOTO: G. SANJEEV REDDY

QUICK WORK: Boath (ST) Assembly constituency Returning Officer and Adilabad Joint Collector G.S.R.K.R. Vijay Kumar was the first to come out with the result in the State.

ADILABAD: ‘Efficiency’ could be tangibly felt at the Boath (ST) Assembly constituency counting centre as the result was declared in just 100 minutes from the start of the proceedings on Saturday morning making it the first official result to be declared in the State.

Constituency Returning Officer and Adilabad Joint Collector G.S.R.K.R. Vijay Kumar, who evidently handled the show in a competent manner proved that proper planning can make difficult things look simple.

The counting of votes started at 8.15 a.m. and ended at 9.46 a.m. The result was officially declared at 9.55 a.m.

Activating links

“There are some links between the strong room where the Electronic Voting Machines are kept safe, the counting table and the result section. I kept these links activated throughout. There was no gap when it came to coordination between these different sections. I kept on training the personnel in these vital aspects even minutes before the counting began,” reveals Mr. Vijay Kumar of his strategy.

Strategy planned

It certainly was a strategy as he had promised to come out with the first result in AP much in advance.

The Returning Officer was very thoughtful in keeping the attention of the counting staff engrossed thereby getting their complete involvement in the proceedings.

“In order to cut the time that lapses when fresh Electronic Voting Machines are brought to the counting table I had the machines for the next round kept ready. The staff did not have even one idle moment,” he adds.

Simple software

Mr. Vijay Kumar’s use of a simple software at his centre also helped tabulation of the result quite easily.

“The software automatically updated the tally of votes after each round. This helped save considerable time consumed for getting the final tally,” points out K. Chandra Shekhar, the Joint Collector’s camp clerk.

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