The Election Commission of India on Tuesday has invited Indian Media to witness the purview of the Electronic Voting Machine & Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) ay its office in New Delhi.
As per the ECI, After General Elections to Lok Sabha 2009 doubts about the tamperability of EVMs have raised in Media. In order to discuss EVMs & other Election issues, the ECI had a meeting of all political parties on 4th October,2010
The parties expressed satisfaction on the EVM but several parties recommended that the Commission might consider of introducing VVPAT for further transparency in the system.
The Commission then referred the matter to Technical Expert Committee on EVM. On the direction of the Expert Committee, BEL & ECIL had made a prototype and demonstrated before the Committee and the Commission.
The Expert Committee has now recommended that the prototype should be tested in field trial in the simulated election like condition.
In pursuance to this, the Commission has decided to conduct field trial of VVPAT system in simulated election in Ladakh, Thiruvanthapuram, Cherrapunjee, East Delhi District, and Jaisalmer on 24.7.2011.
The Media Purview of the Electronic Voting Machine & Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will be at 7th Floor, Conference Hall, Nirvachan Sadan, New Delhi on Tuesday at 4 pm.