cVIGIL App Unveiled by Election Commission Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls

In order to Enable citizens in the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission (EC) has introduced cVIGIL Program at pan India Degree whereby Taxpayers can record on his mobile any violation of This Model Code of Conduct (MCC) and Ship it to the election authorities for appropriate action.

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

CVIGIL is a easy, Android-based-mobile program that is user-friendly and easy to operate. All that one must do is to just click an image or to take a video and briefly describe the activity before uploading it on the cVIGIL mobile application. If the complainant wants to remain anonymous he’s the choice to do so.

The District Control Room allocates cVIGIL instances to 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 can help prevent any confusion, which may arise when applicants with same or similar names contest from the same constituency. For this use, the candidates are required to submit to the Returning Officer, their recent Stamp Size picture in accordance with the specifications laid down by the Commission.

“As an extra step to remove confusion in the minds of voters in which you press the button facing this there’s a photograph of the candidate so that you create a conscious choice,” said the CEC.

Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday announced the schedule for its 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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