cVIGIL app: Here’s how you can report model code of conduct violation during Lok Sabha polls

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Published: March 12, 2019 2:58:49 PM

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that by using cVIGIL app citizens can report any incident of intimidation or inducement within minutes.

Lok Sabha election 2019 cVIGIL app election commission of indiaLok Sabha election 2019 will be held in India in seven phases starting April 11. (File Photo/PTI)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Conducting Lok Sabha polls is a daunting task for the Election Commission of India. Checking malpractices and violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC) during polls is a cumbersome job for the central poll panel. Despite best of efforts, the EC is flooded with complaints of violation of rules every election season. Now, the Election Commission has come up with an app to tackle the situation effectively.

The Election Commission has launched an app – cVIGIL – through which citizens can record any violation of Model Code of Conduct on their mobile phone and report it directly to election authorities for suitable action.

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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that by using cVIGIL app citizens can report any incident of intimidation or inducement within minutes. “The authorities and officials are duty bound to take action on it within 100 minutes,” Arora said.

Here’s how cVIGIL app works

# cVIGIL is an Android-based-mobile app is user-friendly and easy to operate.

# One has to click a picture or take a video describe the activity in brief and upload it on the cVIGIL mobile application.

# To protect the privacy of the complainant, the app provides provision for the person to report the matter without disclosing his/her identity.

# Once the complaint is registered, the district control room then allocates cases received to flying squads through

# The District Control Room allocates cVIGIL cases to the Flying Squads through a geographic information system (GIS)-based platform.

Lok Sabha election 2019 will be held in seven phases starting April 11. The last phase will be held on May 19 and counting of votes is scheduled to be held on May 23.

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