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ECIL, BEL refuse to disclose names of manufacturers of EVM, VVPAT components under RTI Act

NEW DELHI, APRIL 24: Electronics Corporation of India Ltd and Bharat Electronics Ltd have refused to disclose the names and contact details of the manufacturers and suppliers of various components of EVMs and VVPATs under the RTI Act citing "commercial confidence", according to RTI responses from the PSUs to an activist. Activist Venkatesh Nayak had filed 2 identical Right To Information applications with the ECIL and BEL, seeking the details of the manufacturers and suppliers of various components used in the assembling of the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and voter-verifiable...
India

EC’s refusal to engage with parties on EVM, VVPAT matter of grave concern: Jairam

NEW DELHI, JANUARY 8: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has said the Election Commission's "point blank refusal" to engage with political parties on electronic voting machines (EVM) and voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) is a matter of grave concern for not just the INDIA bloc but for all the parties. Ramesh, who is also the Congress MP in Rajya Sabha, made the statement in response to the EC's letter to him on January 5 after he had sought an appointment with the poll panel for the leaders of the INDIA...
North East

Assam Cabinet approves amendment for EVM in Panchayat polls

Guwahati, September 9: The Assam cabinet has approved the amendment of certain provisions of Assam Panchayat Act to introduce electronic voting machines (EVMs) in panchayat elections and disqualify elected representatives for violating legal age of marriage, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The amended provisions will include constitution of a district delimitation commission to decide the size of the constituencies for zilla parishad, anchalik parishads and gaon panchayats, Sarma said here on Friday night. The categorisation of the districts will be on the basis of population and the gaon panchayats...
Nagaland

Nagaland gears up for Election 2023

Dimapur, January 11: Election expenditure monitoring training for the forthcoming Assembly elections was held in DC office Dimapur. The training...
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