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EC launchs VVIP Programme ahead of Lok Sabha elections

ANI NEWS 2019-02-08 21:54:00

New Delhi (India), Feb 8 (ANI): The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday launched a Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) for verification of names, new registrations, changes in the voter details and corrections in the Voter Id Cards for the upcoming General Elections 2019. 
The voter helpline number is 1950 and ECI has set up contact centers in all districts across India.
The VVIP Programme was launched during the 2-day intensive Training-cum-Workshop on the use of Information & Communication Technology for the conduct of General Elections 2019.
The Training-cum-Workshop was attended by Additional Chief Electoral Officers, Incharge of  IT,  Nodal Officers, State Level Master Trainers and technical resource persons from all States and Union Territories.
“One of the important applications for which training was imparted to all States and UTs was cVIGIL. cVIGIL App provides time-stamped, evidence based proof of Model Code of Conduct / Expenditure Violation, having live photo/video with auto location data. Any citizen can lodge a complaint through Mobile App. Flying Squads then investigate the matter and the Returning Officer takes the decision. The status of cVIGIL can be shared with the cVIGIL complainant within a specified timelimit,” said the Press Release from ECI .
Further a ‘PwD App’ to enable Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to request for new registration, change in address, change in particulars and mark themselves as PwD through the use of the mobile application was also launched.
“By simply entering their contact details, the Booth Level Officer is assigned to provide doorstep facility. PwDs can also request for a wheelchair during polling,” read the press release. (ANI)