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The Commission has directed that apart from the above referred instructions, for kccping reserve EVMs and VVpA'l's, the following Standard Operating Procedure shall be strictly
followed: (a) As far as possible, reserve EVMs anci VVPAT's shall be provided to Sector Officers/Zonal Magistrates on Poll Day. (b) In case reserve EVMs and VVPATs are to be provided to Sector OffrcerslZonal Magistrates before poll Day, the reser-ve EVMs and WPATs shall be kept at Government Building with proper security. In absence of Govt. Building, reserve EVMs and WPATs may be kept at police station in exceptional circumstance only with written approvai from the Chief Electoral Officer concerned. (c) The place of storage of reserve EVMs and VVPATs shall be identified and earmarked in advance and intimated to all contesting candidates/their agents.