Assam and Nagaland became first States to get Plastic Photo Identity Card

Nagaland and Assam will be the first two states to be issued plastic Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The new plastic EPICs have many scientific features viz. a hologram with coded details of the voter to prevent duplication, forging and tampering.

  • Plastic Photo Identity Card will be issued through common service center of Union Government’s Information Technology department.
  • The Election Commission (EC) The Election Commission (EC) declared the most expenditure sensitive states in the country: Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Tamil Nadu.
  • And also set-up flying squad, static surveillance team and election expenditure monitoring committees to curb the use of money power during elections.

Note: Currently, voters using laminated Photo Identity Card for voting purpose which was not secure as well. It could be easily cloned and tampered but PVC is quite difficult to tamper and cloned, even it is very handy

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