The Election Commission of India through cVIGIL App has for the first time equipped the people with the power equal to that of an Election Observer, to register complaints related to violation of Model Code of Conduct for the General Elections to Lok Sabha-2019.
By using this App, citizens can support in the Election Commission for conducting the elections in a free, fair and transparent manner.While giving this information on Thursday, Haryana Chief Electoral Officer, Rajiv Ranjan said that through this latest mobile application, the citizens can report about violation of Model Code of Conduct and election expenses. He said that the citizens could download this application from Google Play store on Android phone and from App Store on iPhone.
He said that people can take photographs or record two minute’s video and upload it on this app. The photo and video would be uploaded to the app with automatic GPS location and within 20 minutes after registering the complaint, the concerned team would reach the location and efforts would be made to resolve the complaint within 100 minutes. He said that the main aim of this App is to curb violation of Model Code of Conduct and restrain the people from excessive expenditure during elections so that they work within the purview of law.
He said that as the number of officers and employees on election duty are limited so with the participation of public, the Commission would get more information. He said that if the complainant does not want to disclose his name or identity then the Application has the facility of registering the complaint without disclosing any identity. He said that if the complainant discloses his identity or number then he would receive all information related to the kind of action taken on the complaint till it is resolved.
He said that through cVIGIL App, the citizens can give live report of violation of Civil Model Code of Conduct. No old photo or video could be uploaded on this application. There is only the facility of uploading live photos or video on this application.
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