ECI Launches“National Electoral Roll Purification”

The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority, has announced that launch of National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) 2016 programme across the country.The programme was launched to improve health of Electoral Rolls (ERs) and to optimize the Polling Station (PS) location and area across the country.The motto of ECI for the year 2016 is No voter to be left behind.

Improving Health of ERs by inclusion of all eligible citizens in mission mode by: ERs to be made free from errors.Single ER entry for every eligible elector with unique Elector Photo Identity Card (EPIC) number.Removal of all Absent (A)/ Shifted (S)/ Dead (D) electors’ entries and Repeat Entries (REs).Ensuring Photo Electoral Rolls (PERs) with good quality correct images of every elector confirming to ECI standards, and linking Electors with ECI by obtaining their contact details.

So let’s do:
1. Expand the terms NERP and EPIC?
2. Who is the Chief Election Commissioner of India?
Source – The Hindu


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