EC launches CVigil app to check malpractices | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

EC launches CVigil app to check malpractices

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Aiming to collect malpractices by political parties, when the Model Code of Conduct is in place in the run-up to polls, Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched ‘cVigil’ app.
The mobile application also facilitates sharing of geo-tagged photographic and video evidence without disclosing the sender’s identity. The uploaded information will be transmitted to the control room from where the field units or flying squads mapped on a Geographic Information System will be immediately alerted for further action.
In case the complainant does not opt for anonymity, the person will also get an action-taken report within about 100 minutes. The application, whose Beta version has now been released, will be made available for use during the coming four State Assembly elections later this year.
The mobile application, for which the EC officials will be trained for effective action against the malpractices reported ahead of the elections, was launched in the backdrop of the inauguration of a two-day national consultation programme on “Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in the Electoral Process.

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