A batch of senior officials from Independent Election Commission (IEC) today started receiving training at the India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management IIIDEM of the Commission at New Delhi. The three days Exposure programme which is being organized at the request of Afghanistan covers areas like on Human Resource Management during Elections, Asset Management, Election Budget and Expenditure, Public Outreach and Election Legal Framework.
The visiting delegation led by Mr Zekria Barakzai, Dy Chief Electoral Officer of the Afghanistan Commission also called on the Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr S Y Quraishi and Election Commissioners, Shri V S Sampath and Shri H S Brahma.
While interacting with the IEC Afghanistan Officials the Chief Election Commissioner, Dr S Y Quraishi underlined that credible and transparent election hold the key in ensuring stability and peace. He offered the Commission’s expertise and personnel to support the electoral process in Afghanistan. Election Commissioner Shri V S Sampath and Shri H S Brahma stressed on indigenous capacity building among Afghan Election Managers and said ECI would extend support in this sector.
The Afghan side conveyed that they have come to share the skills and experience of India in Election management before their forthcoming elections, as advised by President Karzai.
This is the fifth International training programme being held in the IIIDEM since its establishment in June 2011. The Commission has already conducted training programmes for delegations from Kenya, Nigeria, Bhutan and Maldives besides 26 programmes for national stakeholders on various aspects of Election Management including Voter Registration, Voter Education and Electoral Participation, Expenditure Monitoring during Election etc. International training courses have been developed with special emphasis on South-South cooperation and cooperation within the SAARC region.
A large number of training programs have been planned at the IIIDEM keeping in view the forth coming elections in some of the States, the Presidential elections and Summary Revision.
Training courses of IIIDEM are being conducted in the interim premises of this Institute at Election Commission of India. The regular campus is being developed in a 5 acre of separate land in the national capital.
17 April 2012