The Election Commission of India to give the get, drop office to impaired voters
The commission has built up a versatile application named as PWD, which will be initiated in a few days, utilizing which the voters who have selected themselves as people with inabilities (PwD) can advise the ECI in benefiting the get and drop administration.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) will give get and drop office to handicapped voters in the forthcoming Lok Sabha races, an authority said on Thursday.
The move is gone for encouraging people with incapacity (PwD). Maharashtra has the aggregate of 2,24,162 voters enlisted as PwD crosswise over 48 Lok Sabha bodies electorate, the authority said.
“As of now, these voters are conveyed to the surveying stalls by some ideological group, obliging the voters to position their vote for the gathering. The ECI needs to stay away from it, as there have been occasions of contentions between the supporters of challenging competitors because of it,” an ECI from Maharashtra said.
The commission has built up a versatile application named as PWD, which will be enacted in a few days, utilizing which the voters who have enlisted themselves as people with incapacities (PwD) can illuminate the ECI in benefiting the get and drop administration.
The application will before long be accessible on the Android Play store. Be that as it may, it is yet to be evident whether it will be accessible on other working frameworks also, similar to the App Store of Apple.
“In a perfect world, an ideological group ought not to convey voters to the surveying focuses… It is out of the blue, the race committee will get the voters from their homes and drop them again after they make their choice,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra, Dilip Shinde, said.
“It will be a totally free-of-cost administration. The whole expense of getting and drop would be borne by the ECI. The commission has just reserved in a few NGOs working for the physically-tested people just as a few auto and taxi specialist co-ops for the administration,” he said.
“It is a totally deliberate administration. On the off chance that a physically tested individual does not wish to profit it, it is that individual’s decision. Yet, so as to profit the administration, enrollment is compulsory,” he said.
He said the ECI will become more acquainted with the quantity of PwDs through the voters’ rundown and the surveying focuses.
“In view of the information, plan of vehicles just as assistants will be made on each surveying focus,” Shinde said.
Uncommon camps were held, explicitly for the outwardly tested voters, whereby they were educated about the new framework. Government officers were likewise given guidelines about how to carry on with the PwDs, said another authority from the ECI.
Maharashtra has aggregate of 8,73,30,484 voters, of whom 4,57,02,579 are guys, while 4,16,25,819 are females. The aggregate of 2,086 voters has been enlisted as ‘other’. The state has an aggregate of 2,24,162 voters enrolled as PwD.
The decision commission will compose state-wide corner level camps on February 23 and 24 to instruct voters about VVPAT machines, new voter IDs and different activities taken by it, where the voters can even observe the rundown to check their names, the authorities said.
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