NEW DELHI: Election Commission of India(ECI) today started COVID-19 vaccination drive for its officers and staff working at Nirvachan Sadan, Delhi.
Former Chief Election Commissioner M.S. Gill, took the first shot of vaccine, to mark the beginning of the vaccination drive.
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Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra andRajiv Kumar will get vaccinated after all the officials and staff at Election Commission have benefitted from the vaccination programme.
The Chief Election Commissioner, Arora recently announced that all staff on poll duty for the upcoming assembly elections have been declared as ‘frontline workers’ and therefore will be vaccinated before assuming their election duties.
He added that, the vaccination would encourage the poll duty officers to perform their duty without any COVID fear.
Arora further said that the nationwide vaccination drive has made the situation more conducive for conducting elections. Special camp has also been setup at ECI with provision of doctors, ambulance etc.