O.P. Rawat, Chief Election Commissioner of India
The Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat – along with the Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa – launched Tuesday a mobile app, called ‘Cvigil’ for citizens to report any violation of the model code of conduct during elections.
Cvigil is stated to be a user-friendly and easy to operate Android application. It will be operational only where elections are announced.
However, the beta version of the app will be made available for the public and election staff to download so that they can acquaint themselves with its features and also try sending dummy data.
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Upon successful completion of the trial that is underway, the application will be made available for general use by all, right from the forthcoming Assembly elections in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Rajasthan.
The practical use of the app during the four-state Assembly polls will also serve as a pilot initiative before it is put to extensive use during the next Lok Sabha General Elections.
The app requires an Android smartphone equipped with a camera, good internet connection and GPS access. The operating system should be Android Jellybean and above. The application supports all the latest Android smartphones.