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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Gurugram, flying squads to resolve poll code violation complaints in 100 minutes

Flying squads constituted by the district administration to monitor implementation of the model code of conduct will use the cVigil application to ensure that complaints of violation are resolved within 100 minutes of registration.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Mar 16, 2019 00:39 IST
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The cVigil application was launched by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to help citizens report violations of the model code of conduct during Lok Sabha polls.
The cVigil application was launched by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to help citizens report violations of the model code of conduct during Lok Sabha polls.(Picture for representation)
         

Flying squads constituted by the district administration to monitor implementation of the model code of conduct will use the cVigil application to ensure that complaints of violation are resolved within 100 minutes of registration. Serious complaints, however, would be referred to the national grievances redressal portal, the state election commission said on Friday.

To make this happen, training sessions on how to use cVigil application was imparted to members of the flying squads of the four assembly constituencies in Gurugram district. The cVigil application was launched by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to help citizens report violations of the model code of conduct during Lok Sabha polls.

A workshop on using the cVigil application was conducted by Mohd Imran Raza, additional deputy commissioner, Gururgam, who apprised officials from Gurugram, Badshahpur, Pataudi and Sohna on how to use it. The Gurugram Lok Sabha comprises nine assembly constituencies and has over 20 lakh voters.

The mobile app can be downloaded from Play store on Android. It has also been made available for iPhones, the state election commission said Friday.

A person can take pictures or record a video of up to two minutes showing violations of the model code of conduct and upload it on the app, which shall give it an automatic GPS location. If officials find a serious complaint on the app, which calls for registration of an FIR, they will refer those cases to National Grievances Redressal System portal. The identity of the complainant will be kept confidential, if (s)he wishes so, the commission said.

“There should be no laxity in resolving the issues raised on this application and the officials concerned must learn to use it properly,” he said.

First Published: Mar 16, 2019 00:39 IST

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