Saying that to achieve the objectives of Unified National Photo Electoral Roll database, Chief Electoral Officer, J&K, Shaleen Kabra said that the launch of ERONET a web based app will contain names of every elector in the country at one place.The Chief Electoral Officer was speaking at the valedictory function of 2-day training programme held here to sensitize the personnel connected with election related activities about the use of ERONET.The application has been developed by Election Commission of India (ECI) to achieve the objectives of Unified National Photo Electoral Roll database and to ensure effective implementation of ECI mandate of “No Voter to be left behind”.With the ERONET, the voter, who registers online on National Voter’s Service Portal (NVSP) will be able to track the progress of his application and become aware of the final decision by using the portal.In this system, the inclusion, modification, deletion or transposition in the electoral rolls is done by filing and submitting Electoral Roll forms. Forms can be submitted online through the National Voters’ Service Portal (NVSP) portal is provided in the website of the Election Commission of India http://eci.nic.in.Offline forms submitted in physical form to the ERO/ AERO/BLO of his or her Assembly Constituency/Polling Station shall be digitized, uploaded and processed in the ERONET.“The system strives to make an applicant’s entry in the Electoral Roll unambiguous and error free and it will also bring in seamless processing of forms, easy handling of the databases, regular and simpler way of monitoring and maintaining the health of the Electoral Roll” informed by Chief Electoral Officer, J&K.
He further informed that Initially EPIC generation and Rationalization would be done on State Electoral Roll Management System (ERMS), and after draft publication, complete state Photo Electoral Roll (PER) data would be migrated into UNPER, the Chief Electoral Officer maintained.On the launching ceremony of ERONET app, the Chief Secretary appreciated the features of the software and underlines the importance of the delivery by public system. He expressed the hope that with this network providing end to end change management with horizontal as well as virtual integration, the primary objective of public delivery system vis., transparency, outreach and efficiency. He also emphasised technology is an enabler and its use needs to be increase in developmental activities. He further affirmed full support of State Government of the initiatives of Election Commission of India.The Director, ICT (ECI) Dr. Kaushal Pathak gave details of different contact centres, which have been established at National, State and District level for facilitating the electors who can access the public grievances system and make use of contact centres. He also discussed various other IT initiatives that to promote electors’ registration/participation.The State Election Department organized 2-day training programme for effective implementation of this app in the State in which District Election Officers, Deputy District Election Officers, Election Naib Tehsildars and Election Assistants across the state participated.