Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora addressing the concluding session of the training workshop on ICT Application for General Elections 2019, in New Delhi on February 8, 2019. Photo: PIB
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched a Voter Verification and Information Program (VVIP) for citizens for verification of their names, new registrations, changes in the voter details, and corrections in the Voter ID Cards for the upcoming General (Lok Sabha) Election 2019.
ECI has enabled various channels for this VVIP program. It has set up Contact Centers in all districts across India. The Voter Helpline number is 1950. The Contact Centres are equipped with latest information and telecom infrastructure to help the callers.
The VVIP Program was launched during the 2-day training-cum-workshop on the use of Information & Communication Technology for the conduct of General Elections 2019. It 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.
Speaking on the occasion, Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa said that the strength of technology is to make it easy for use by all. He reminded the participants that the central theme of ECI’s endeavors is to make elections more inclusive. With the use of Apps, prompt responses should be ensured as citizens demand better quality of services.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that technology is indeed a major game changer. The purpose at training workshops should be to listen, learn, absorb, and apply. He pointed out that little time is now left before elections and intense consolidation of all learning should be ensured to actually facilitate the voter.
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