Chief Election Commissioner of India Achal Kumar Jyoti will be on a two-day visit in Shimla along with his full team on 24 September to review the poll preparedness of Himachal Pradesh Assembly election to be held later in 2017.

The Full Commission team consists of Election Commissioners: Om Prakash Rawat and Sunil Arora, Deputy Election Commissioners:  Umesh Sinha, Sandeep Saxena and Sudeep Jain, Director Generals: Dilip Sharma and Dhirendra Ojah, Secretary ECI: Rahul Sharma and Consultant: Vipin Katara, and the Chief Election Commissioner of India.

An official spokesperson said on Saturday that during the two day visit, the Commission will hold a series of meetings with District Election Officers, Superintendents of Police, Nodal Officers and Higher Authorities of the state.

Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena on Sunday will hold a meeting with Deputy Commissioners (DC) and Superintendents of Police (SP). Besides, he will also hold a meeting with Nodal Officers.

Nodal Officers of various Departments will give presentations on election preparedness before the Full Commission.

Meeting with political parties will also be held, thereafter the Commission will take a meeting of Chief Electoral Officer, Police Nodal Officer and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Nodal Officers on the same day.

On Monday, the Commission will review the poll preparedness with Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police along with Divisional Commissioners, Police and CAPF Nodal Officers. On the same day, new initiatives will be launched and also DCs and SPs will give their presentations. The Commission will hold the meeting with higher authorities of the state post noon.