A Memorandum of Understanding for mutual cooperation in election management between India and Nepal was signed by Chief Election Commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi and his Nepal counterpart Neel Kantha Uprety in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
The agreement covers exchange of knowledge/experience in the electoral process, exchange of material and expertise, training of personnel, production and dissemination of materials, voting technology and conducting voters’ education and awareness programmes.
The ECI is already providing technical assistance to Nepal and the Indian election officers, including technical experts on the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), have been visiting Nepal for providing assistance and demonstration since 2006. The ECI had earlier gifted 700 EVM to Nepal.