Jharkhand links 40 % Aadhaar data with Voter IDs

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evm-pollingNine days after the Election Commission of India(ECI) launched “National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme” (NERPAP) across the country on March 3,Jharkhand has disclosed its record showing it has marched ahead in linking Aadhaar data with Voter IDs.

In all,74,78000 Aadhaar data from the total voters were collected till February 23.”Out of 80-85 percent voters possessing Aadhaar numbers,nearly 40 percent of them were covered by ECI.The rest 40-45 percent electorates will be covered soon”,says Chief Election Commissioner PK Jajoria.

NERPAP’s prime objective is to come up with a totally error free and authenticated electoral roll.The ECI has fixed a deadline of August 15 to link Aadhaar numbers with Electors’ Photo Identity Cards(EPIC) numbers to be reviewed from time to time.

During the programme, EPIC data of electors will be linked with Aadhar data of UIDAI for the purpose of authentication. NERPAP will focus on improving image quality of electors along with sorting issues like corrections of errors etc.

Electors have been provided the facility to feed their respective Aadhar number through sms, email, mobile application and National Voters Service Portal (NVSP) using web services through election commission website. Electors can also feed Aadhar number by making a call at 1950 to state call centres or by submitting the details of Aadhar number and EPIC number in a hard copy of duly filled up Form along with photocopy of both the documents, namely EPIC and Aadhar card.

Besides, collection and feeding of Aadhar will also be done by Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) by organizing Special Camp, Voter Facilitation Centres, e-Seva centres and Citizen Service Centres authorised by the DEOs. Booth Level Officers (BLOs) will also collect the details of electors during door to door survey. To ensure maximum public participation, nationwide special camps will be organized by the Electoral Registration Officer on 12.04.2015.

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