06.02.18 Andhra Pradesh (APPSC) Daily Current Affairs



  • ECI initiates measures to make elections more transparent


  • The Election Commission of India (ECI) is making arrangements for introducing Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during the 2019 elections to provide instant feedback to the electors thereby buttress its claim that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are tamper-proof.


  • The EVMs are being manufactured by ECIL and BEL. At the same time, the ECI is spreading awareness about the VVPAT-enabled equipment. Besides, the electoral rolls are going to be fully integrated with the National Voters’ Services Portal (NVSP) soon.


  • Under the NVSP, people can get new registrations and other changes thereof done online. These two are major initiatives of the ECI aimed at making elections more transparent and saving the time and energy spent by people under the manual system of voter registration and additions and deletions, according to V. Venkateswara Rao, Officer-on-Special Duty to the Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh.


  • The VVPAT facility would display for a short while the names along with symbols of the parties to which people cast their vote, which helps them in exposing any mischief on the spot.


  • The online systems would help in rectifying demographic similar entries (duplication of data) and various other lapses which have a direct bearing on the outcome of elections.



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