Recently, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat said that as soon as the elections will be announced in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Mizoram, a mobile application in order to check poll code violations by political parties and candidates will be made available to the voters in these states.
As per the sources, the mobile application named ‘C-Vigil’ will give power to the common man/voters to click pictures and take videos of violations that may be noticed happening anywhere and send them to concerned election officers. Besides this, the application has the features to triangulate the exact location of the complaint with the help of the longitude and latitude information, sources added.
“Within 100 minutes, the complainant will be given feedback on the action taken,” Rawat told the reporters. He added that as soon as the complaint including the photos and the videos regarding the violations will land the inbox of the concerned returning officer and deputy election officer, it will take only a few minutes for the verification process of the proofs after which the actions including FIR will be taken by the officials.
On the other hand, Rawat also conveyed that there are hardly any chances of the application being misused by the people at the time of elections as there ain’t no loopholes and the application has previously been used as a pilot project in Bangalore city during Karnataka assembly polls.
“Now, this is a bigger pilot ahead of Lok Sabha elections,” he said.
Rawat also conveyed that the ‘C-Vigil’ application can be downloaded easily from the Google Play Store and websites of EC and state chief electoral officers but the application will be operational only at the time of elections in the constituencies and states. He also added that in order to keep the voter’s identity safe while using the app, there is an inbuilt option, ticking which will keep voter’s name and cell phone number secret.