National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme(NERPAP) Launched by Election Commission
Election Commission of India(ECI) on 3rd March 2015 launched National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme(acronym NERPAP). This new programme has been launched to to address various issues and to strengthen the election system in our country. The election commission is determined to provide totally error free, and authenticated electoral roll. This is the prime reason for introducing the NERPAP Programme.
Activities to Be done Under NERPAP :
As said earlier this programme has been introduced to provide error free and authenticated electoral roll. To achieve this target various activities has to be done by ECI. They are :
1.Linking and Authenticating EPIC(Voter ID) Card with Aadhaar Card Number :
This will ensure the elimination of Bogus Voters in the country. There are various ways in which this can be done. Voters can complete the process either through online or offline mode. However the commission is also organizing special camps in all assembly constituencies on 12th April 2015
2.Corrections of Errors in Electoral roll or EPIC(Voter Card)
Voluntary disclosure of multiple entries in electoral roll : Under the provision of Section 31 of the Representation of the People Act,1950, having more than one active voter id is a punishable act. Under this Programme The electors with multiple registrations in electoral roll(s) are requested to come forward
Read more about EPIC Card or EPIC ID HERE
3.Improvement of image quality of an elector
This is probably the most interesting and helpful step after aadhaar-EPIC linking. Most people keep saying that the photograph in the voter id is of low quality. A clear photograph of the voter is required and under NERPAP this issue is supposed to be resolved completely.
Conclusion – Voting is the fundamental right of every citizen and this process should totally be error free. Government must make all the arrangements for safe and legitimate voting. Seems like Indian government is ready to take all the necessary steps for this. NERPAP is a revolutionary programme and Every citizen must participate and help in making a much stronger Election System. Let’s contribute right away.