Voter Verification and Information Programme Current Affairs - 2020
The Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) was launched by the Election Commission during the two-day intensive training-cum-workshop on the use of information & communication technology for the conduct of general elections.
During the workshop, training was imparted on the c-VIGIL mobile application. The c-VIGIL app provides time-stamped, evidence-based proof of complaints relating to violation of model code of conduct or expenditure limit, complete with live photo/video with auto location data.
Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP)
The Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) has been launched by the Election Commission to help citizens verify their names in the electoral rolls, register as new voters, update voter details and make corrections in their voter identity cards ahead of the general election due in April-May.
The VVIP service can be availed by the voters through various channels including voter helpline application, voter helpline number 1950 and contact centres in all districts across India.
During the workshop, the PwD App was also launched. The App is aimed at enabling Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to request for new registration, change in address, change in particulars and mark themselves as PwD through the use of the mobile application was also launched. By simply entering their contact details, the booth level officer is assigned to provide them doorstep facility. PwDs can also request for a wheelchair during polling.