The project was given a green signal at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sources in the ECI said the meeting is not restricted to the issue of electronic voting machines but is part of its annual calendar to meet stakeholders.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: The Election Commission of India (ECI) should give up its insistence on using EVMs because only 22 per cent of the over 16 lakh VVPAT machines ordered by the poll panel have been received so far, senior party leader and MP Sanjay Singh said quoting a news report.
While all required EVMs -- 13.95 lakh ballot units and 9.3 lakh control units -- will be delivered by September 30, VVPATs will also be delivered well before the end of November.
The EC said that while all required EVMs -- 13.95 lakh ballot units and 9.3 lakh control units—will be delivered by September 30, VVPATs will also be delivered well before the end of November.
"EVM has been made an easy 'scapegoat' by political parties because it cannot speak and political parties need to blame someone for their defeat," CEC Rawat said
The Election Commission, however, on Tuesday clarified that there were no faults in EVMs used for bypolls on May 28, adding the glitches were limited to VVPATs only.
The Election Commission (EC) today assured all political parties that EVMs were secured and could not be tampered with.
After the UP Police found a chip-like device used in stealing petrol, former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav once again questioned the credibility of EVMs and said that there was a need to stop the wrong use of technology.
The Delhi High Court today dismissed the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) plea for using paper trail voting machines in the municipal polls slated to be held on April 23. The High Court pointed out that it cannot pass such an order at the last minute.
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday welcomed the government's decision to buy paper trail machines for EVMs saying "it's a victory for Congress, opposition parties and democracy".
Coming out in support of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), senior Congress leader and former Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said that only those who have been defeated in elections are blaming EVMs.
The Election Commission on Sunday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party and asked the party to introspect for its poor performance in recent polls than alleging tampering of EVMs. In a strongly-worded letter, the
Amid politicians raising doubts over the efficacy of electronic voting machines or EVMs, the Election Commission is set to buy next generation EVMs that become "inoperable" the moment attempts are made to tinker with it.
Former Chief Election Commissioners S Y Quraishi and H S Brahma called for a quick rollout of the Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in all polling stations across the country to silence them.
New Delhi: The Election Commission of India wants to use a new machine to enhance secrecy of votes during counting which prevents disclosure of voting pattern.The Election Commission (EC) has moved the Law Ministry with