VVPAT Current Affairs, GK & News

Review of Section Rule 49 MA of the Conduct of Election Rules

The Election Commission of India (ECI) may revisit Section Rule 49 MA of the Conduct of Election Rules 1961. What does Rule 49 MA Prescribe? If a voter alleges that the paper slip generated by the VVPAT has shown the name or symbol of a candidate other than the one to which the vote was ..

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M3 EVMs to be used in Nizamabad

The Election Commission has decided against the using of Ballot papers in the Nizamabad parliamentary constituency of the Telangana. To accommodate a whopping 185 candidates in contention the Election Commission has decided to use the M3 EVMs in the Lok Sabha Polls. The Election Commission has ordered Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) to supply 26,820 EVMs, ..

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SC directs EC to raise random matching of VVPAT slips

The Supreme Court has directed the Election Commission of India (ECI) to increase the random matching of paper trail machine slips with EVM results from one to five polling booths in each assembly segment for the multiphase Lok Sabha polls. The Supreme Court has said that the move will bring more “credibility” and “integrity” to ..

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Union Cabinet clears Election Commission’s proposal to buy VVPAT machines

The Union Cabinet has cleared the Election Commission’s proposal to buy new Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines. The machines are expected to be used in the 2019 General Elections. The Union Cabinet has permitted the Election Commission (EC) to procure 16,15,000 units, at an estimated base price of Rs. 3,173.47 crore. So far, ..

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SC wants VVPAT in EVMs for fair elections

The Supreme Court has reiterated the necessity to implement the Vote Verifier Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in electronic voting machines (EVMs) to ensure 100% transparency in elections. This is the second time the Supreme Court has directed Election Commission (EC) for the implementation of VVPAT in EVMs. Earlier in 2013, SC had directed the EC ..

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