CVIGIL Program Unveiled by Election Commission Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls

cVIGIL App Unveiled by Election Commission Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls

To Be Able to empower citizens in the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission (EC) has introduced cVIGIL app at pan India Degree whereby Taxpayers can record on his Cellphone Some Breach of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and send it to the election authorities for appropriate action.

“By employing the cVIGIL app, taxpayers can capture on his Android mobile and promptly to election authorities report any breach of Model Code of Conduct, any incident of intimidation or inducement within moments of having witnessed them and without having to go to the office of the returning officer,” explained Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora.

CVIGIL is a simple, Android-based-mobile app which is user-friendly and simple to operate. All that one must do is to simply click an image or to take a video and briefly describe the action before uploading it on the cVIGIL mobile application. If the complainant desires to remain anonymous he has the choice to do so.

The District Control Room allocates cVIGIL cases into the Flying Squads etc. through GIS-based platform.

“The officials and authorities are duty bound to do it on it in 100 minutes,” said Arora.

This will help prevent any confusion, which may arise when applicants with same or similar names contest from precisely the same constituency. For this use, the candidates are required to submit to the Returning Officer, their current Stamp Size photograph in accordance with the specifications laid down by the Commission.

“As an additional step to remove confusion in the minds of voters in which you press on the button facing this there is a picture of the candidate so you create a conscious choice,” stated the CEC.

Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday announced the program for the 17th Lok Sabha election, which is held in seven phases starting April 11. The final period of voting will take place on May 19.


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