VVIP Current Affairs - 2020

New Delhi Police Headquarters inaugurated

A new building of Police Headquarters (PHQ) was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Home Affairs Shri Amit shah. The officers and Jawans of Delhi Police Wing are getting a new building headquarters after 70 years. The building was opened on October 31, 2019 to commemorate Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s birth Anniversary.

About the building

  • The PHQ is unique in its implementation as the plans were under taken on a public private partnership mode
  • It was built at a cost of 286 crores
  • It has 18 floors that are designed to accommodate control rooms, conference rooms, communication centres, etc.

Significance

  • Police forces are important for stable law and order in the country.
  • The contributions and sacrifices made by the Police officers are seldom highlighted. Also, a kind of negative protection demoralizes the police force. To change this image, GoI had developed National Police Memorial in New Delhi that chronicles the sacrifices of over 34,000 officers and jawans who laid their lives for the country.

Delhi Police

  • 25% of the Delhi Police Force is earmarked for VVIP security
  • It comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs and not under Government of Delhi.
  • They are deployed close to PM residence, Rashtrapthi Bhavan, Residence of ministers, MPs, judges, etc.

Voter Verification and Information Programme Launched

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.

PwD App

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.