Letter of Intent Issues for the Purchase of 16, 15,000 VVPATs (Download PDF)

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The letter of intent had been issues by the Election Commission of India for the purchase of 16, 15, 000 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails with an estimated cost of Rs. 3, 173.47 crore during 2017 - 18 and 2018 - 19 from PSUs BEL and ECIL. The letter had communicated which was sent to CMDs ECIL and BEL on Friday (21st April), the Commission has communicated its intent for purchase 8, 07, 500 VVPATs from each PSUs by September 2018.

Election Commission of India

Election Commission of India

Election Commission of India

What is the Election Commission of India?

  • It is the autonomous constitutional authority
  • It is responsible for administering election processes in India
  • It administers elections in the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, state legislatures, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country.
  • It has its power from the constitution of India as per Article 324
  • It has the power to act appropriate manner when the enacted laws make insufficient provision to deal with a given situation in the conduct of an election
Function of Election Commission of India

Function of Election Commission of India

Function of Election Commission of India

The step: -

  • The VVPATs will be manufactured by the PSUs
  • The commission will closely have a look on the production of the VVAPTS for timely delivery before General elections 2019
  • The importance of this step being that it will make the voting transparent and it will upload the voter’s right to know which party he or she has voted which shall increase the confidence in the free and fair electoral process.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 1, 2017

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