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`SUVIDHA app embodies ECI’s transparency pledge’

May 9, 2024

SRINAGAR, MAY 8: As a sequel to measures being initiated towards facilitating a smooth and transparent election process, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has launched the “Suvidha” application, a platform designed to streamline the application process for various permissions required during election campaigns for candidates and political parties participating in the upcoming 2024 elections.

The portal serves as a one-stop solution, empowering the candidates and political parties to apply for and obtain permissions efficiently and conveniently. With a user-friendly interface and robust features, the App simplifies the process, ensuring that all necessary permissions are acquired promptly, thereby enabling seamless campaign activities.

The different permissions available on Suvidha platform included “Meetings: Candidates and political parties can request permissions for holding meetings with constituents, allowing them to engage with voters directly and discuss their vision and policies, Rallies: Permission for organizing rallies, a crucial aspect of election campaigns for reaching out to a wider audience and garnering support, can be easily sought through the Suvidha, Vehicles: The app facilitates the application process for permissions related to the use of vehicles during campaign activities, ensuring compliance with regulations governing vehicular movement, Temporary Election Office: Candidates and political parties can apply for permissions to set up temporary election offices, providing them with a designated space to coordinate campaign efforts and interact with supporters, Loudspeakers: Permissions for the use of loudspeakers during campaign events can be obtained through the Suvidha, allowing candidates to amplify their message effectively while adhering to noise pollution regulations and Helicopters and Helipads: For candidates seeking to use aerial transportation for broader outreach, the Suvidha facilitates the application process for permissions pertaining to helicopters and helipads, ensuring safe and compliant operations”.

The App embodies the commitment to foster transparency, efficiency, and fairness in the electoral process. By digitizing and streamlining the permissions process, the aim is to empower candidates and political parties, while also facilitating smoother interactions between stakeholders and election authorities. This app has provided a uniform platform for all the candidates where permissions are given on a first come first serve basis and equal opportunity is given to all the contesting candidates.

Further, Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Pandurang K. Pole, has urged the candidates and political parties participating in the 2024 elections to utilize these services. For further information, the candidates and political parties can visit the portal at https://suvidha.eci.gov.in.

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