Election Commission to launch electoral roll authentication mission

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Chief Election Commissioner HS Brahma has announced that the Election Commission will launch the Mission of Electoral Roll authentication and purification drive from March 1.

Inaugurating a workshop on “Linking of Aadhaar with Electoral Roll Database and Launching of Electoral Roll Authentication and Purification Drive”, at Dr. MCR HRD Institute, Hyderabad on Saturday, he advised all officers to come up with suitable action plan to expedite so that the mission could be completed by August 15th, 2015.

The Chief Election Commissioner appreciated the efforts put in by District Election officers in taking a step forward and carrying out the proof of concept so effectively to generate advantages and challenges clearly.

Speaking on the occasion, Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi appreciated C-DAC for creating search and other facility at a National Level for NVSP. He insisted that electoral rolls are to be purified with the help of technology for which all concerned officials need to work hard and put in collective efforts nationwide.

The DG and Mission Director of UIDAI, Dr Vijay S Madan assured all necessary support from UIDAI.

The workshop was organised by CEO Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It was inaugurated by Shri. HS Brahma, Chief Election Commissioner in the presence of Dr. Nasim Zaidi, Election Commissioner and Dr Vijay S Madan, DG and Mission Director UIDAI. It was attended by officials of ECI, CEOs of States, DEOs of the districts.

Four District Election Officers were given away Best Electoral Practices awards for South Zone.

During the workshop all participants deliberated on issues and advantages of various actions those could be taken for purifying the roll, in which feeding and seeding of Aadhaar is one of the way.