A multifunctional facility, equipped with 36 vaults specially designed for the storage of electronic voting machines and VVPATs, was inaugurated in Delhi on Friday. Check all the details here.
Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra on Friday inaugurated an integrated election compound to store EVMs in Delhi. (Photo credits: ECI Spokesperson/Twitter)
Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra on Friday inaugurated an integrated election complex, equipped with 36 purpose-built vaults for the storage of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) in Delhi .
INAUGURATION OF THE ELECTORAL COMPLEX
The ECI Spokesperson took to Twitter and wrote: “Integrated Election Complex with state of the art infrastructure inaugurated by CEC Shri Sushil Chandra at state level IEC to store EVMs/VVPATs for all 11 districts of Delhi .” (sic)
Integrated electoral complex with state of the art infrastructure inaugurated by CEC Shri Sushil Chandra State Level IEC to store EVM/VVPAT for all 11 districts of Delhi @CeodelhiOffice @DDNewslive @airnewsalerts @GDP_Indiahttps://t.co/fokpeDWbAa pic.twitter.com/UROTNdG3tH
— ECI Spokesperson (@SpokespersonECI) April 29, 2022
Chandra was quoted in a statement released by the Election Commission (EC) saying, “EVMs are the pride of Indian elections and they are tamper-proof and have delivered accurate and timely results establishing their credibility since they were used for the election. first time for four decades. back on a pilot basis.”
Introduced since the 2019 general election, the VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) has further established the credibility of EVMs with no discrepancies found in the votes cast in the EVM and the VVPAT ballot count, he added.
Built by the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi, the state-of-the-art Integrated Election Complex (IEC) at Bakhtawarpur has sufficient storage capacity for EVMs and VVPATs to serve as a state-level warehouse covering all 11 districts of the nation’s capital, officials said, adding that the three-story complex has facilities to perform First Level Verification (FLC) of EVMs and VVPATs in accordance with the commission’s guidelines.
For security and surveillance, there are 80 CCTVs with two control rooms.
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