ECI launches SVEEP portal in Hindi along with Release of NERP handbook

Dr. Nasim Zaidi,-indianbureaucracy
Dr. Nasim Zaidi,-indianbureaucracy

Dr. Nasim Zaidi, Chief Election Commissioner of India and Mr. A. K. Joti and Mr. O.P. Rawat, Election Commissioners of India launched the SVEEP Portal in Hindi along with the release of Matdaata Mahotsav document and film during the Conference of Chief Electoral Officers of States . A handbook on NERP(National Electoral Rolls Purification) was also released during the conference.


SVEEP Portal is a web based application, accessible to the Chief Electoral Officers and all other stakeholders and serves as a window for easy accessibility of various initiatives of the Commission like NVSP, Online Voter Competition, information on events, best practices, creative content and other resource material.  The conversion/ translation of all the available text/ webpages/ documents/resources on the Portal in Hindi language shall serve a long way in making the requisite information available to a majority of Hindi Literate population, especially in the Hindi Speaking States. Additionally, efforts have also been made to make the website disable friendly.

The Commission launched  Matdata Mahotsav Document and a film on the Matadaata Mahotsav  which was held in Central Park from 14th – 17th January, 2016.The document and the film provided a glimpse into the myriad events that celebrated democracy and underlined the importance of each voter. A first of its kind, the four day festivities of Matadata Mahotsav witnessed huge turnout and hence connected the common man to the process of elections through an international exhibition, all day activities, competitions and cultural programmes. Matadata Mahotsav was a true salute to the voter that spread the message on greater participation for one and all.


The Commission released a Handbook on NERP (National Electoral Rolls Purification) to further improve upon the Electoral Roll and ensure it stays error free in a standardized form. The idea is to remove all the inaccuracies and optimize the section, part boundaries and PS locations. This is in continuation with NERP drive launched by the Commission in March, 2016. This document would be of immense help to the machinery, engaged in this drive.

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