NERPAP – What is it ? Complete Details

Election Commision of India - ECI NERPAP

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 :

Election Commision of India - ECI NERPAPAs 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

ImportantClick here for Complete Details of  Linking your Aadhaar Card to Voter ID(EPIC)

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.

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Hello readers, My name is Nishant. I am B.Tech(CSE) Graduate. Through this website, i have tried to present you the detailed and clear information regarding linking aadhaar card to various services. I hope these articles will be helpful!


  1. Sir, question.
    after filling up the form 8 for name correction in EPIC,where to submit the form?
    thanks once again

    1. Hello Vishal,
      Don’t think about your personal gain here,my friend. Doing this will ultimately help our government to get rid of fake voters. The gain that you will get will be a fraud free election system that will ultimately help our country.

      1. ya agree with you nishant and one more thing there is lots of cost involve in both of the identity and the Voter list is fully depend on the working of the BLO (booht level officer) due to that voter list consist of so many mistake n as you knoe no one can get a two adhaar no as biomatrics are involved

  2. I have made entries in website for seeding aadhar card numbers into voter id for self and family mates in second week of April 2015
    also as our apartment association suggests to give Xerox copies so as to make necessary registration
    accordingly I gave copies for all family mates on 1 st may 2015
    now I want to know or get confirmation of seeding. so far I have not received except sms regarding entry in web site
    how to check. whether I have to approach election office/ corporation office,
    my aadhar number is 8386 4657 7138

  3. In my area (Surat, Gujarat state) some people came with laptop and camera and they had collect the detail of our society’s member and complete the procedure for epic card. At the time of print out they asked for 20rs from each of my society members. I want to know that is there any fees for epic card from govt.???

    1. Hello Satish,
      I looked at various portals and i didn’t find any information about any fee to be paid while registration. However Rs. 25 has to be paid if you apply for duplicate voter id.

  4. Hi Nishant..
    If someone has different address on Adhar Card & Voter Card. In that case how can both cards be linked ?
    Please advise.


  5. WHY is it compulsory to link aadhar no. with EPIC in voilation of Supreme Court orders which said aadhaar cannot be mandatory for any govt. service.


      Nirvachan Sadan, Ashok Road, New Delhi 110 001
      _____________________________________________________ No: ECI/PN/17/2015 Date: 15/02/2015
      Press Note
      Subject: ECI to Launch Mission of Electoral Roll
      authentication from 1st March
      Chief Election Commissioner Mr. H.S. Brahma has announced
      that ECI will be launching Mission of Electoral Roll authentication
      and Purification drive from March 1st, 2015.
      Inaugurating a workshop on “ Linking of Aadhaar with
      Electoral Roll Database and Launching of Electoral Roll
      Authentication and Purification Drive“, at Dr. MCR HRD
      Institute, Hyderabad yesterday, he advised all officers to come up
      with suitable action plan to expedite so that the mission could be
      completed by August 15th, 2015. The Chief Election Commissioner
      appreciated the efforts put in by District Election officers in taking
      a step forward and carrying out the proof of concept so effectively
      to generate advantages and challenges clearly.
      Speaking on the occasion, Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim
      Zaidi appreciated C-DAC for creating search and other facility at a
      National Level for NVSP. He insisted that electoral rolls are to be
      purified with the help of technology for which all concerned officials
      need to work hard and put in collective efforts nationwide.
      The DG and Mission Director of UIDAI, Dr. Vijay S. Madan assured
      all necessary support from UIDAI.
      The workshop was organised by CEO Andhra Pradesh and
      Telangana. It was inaugurated by Shri. H.S.Brahma, Chief Election
      Commissioner in the presence of Dr. Nasim Zaidi, Election
      Commissioner and Dr. Vijay S. Madan, DG and Mission Director
      UIDAI. It was attended by officials of ECI, CEOs of States, DEOs of
      the districts. Four District Election Officers were given away Best Electoral
      Practices awards for South Zone.
      During the workshop all participants deliberated on issues
      and advantages of various actions those could be taken for
      purifying the roll, in which feeding and seeding of Aadhaar is one of
      the way.
      The workshop was aimed at analysing the experiment carried
      out by Nizamabad district and Greater Hyderabad Municipal
      Corporation area in feeding and seeding of Aadhaar number in
      EPIC data base to use for purification of Electoral Roll and to
      discuss various other methods those could be undertaken in a
      mission mode project for purifying and authenticating the electoral
      Roll. ECI decided to mark year 2015 as the year of “Easy
      Registration and Easy Correction”. Within this mission ECI has
      already launched “National Voter Service Portal (NVSP)” on
      25th January 2015 on the occasion of National Voters Day.
      1. Search the name in Electoral List.
      2. Apply on line in English/ Hindi Language for new registration.
      3. Apply online for corrections, if any.
      4. User can view details of his Polling booth, Assembly
      Constituency and Parliamentary constituency.
      5. User can get the contact details of Booth Level officer, Electoral
      Registration Officer and other Election officer.
      6. Users can feed Aadhaar Number for attaching it with Election
      Photo Identity Card (EPIC) data .
      7. Users can get link to CEO offices websites
      8. Users can view audio visual short films to get educated about
      election processes.
      9. Audio Visual scripts are also available for getting to know about
      the polling processes.
      10.Users can watch a short educational film on Electronic Voting
      Mr.Bhanwar Lal, CEO Andhra Pradesh and Telengana
      appreciated and thanked all participants for their active role in the
      Dhirendra Ojha

  6. GHMC Commissioner & District Election Officer, Hyderabad is making mockery of Link Aadhaar Card to Voter ID despite several complaints against the illegalities given by the citizens but Election Commission of India Mums Deaf and Dump interesting part of Hyderabad District Election Officer is aiding the corrupt politicians

  7. is it required any authorization for epic card activation .i have aadhar enrollment center then can i requierd any authorisation for it

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