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UP: Software developed for deployment of poll officials

March 13, 2007 14:32 IST

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A new software has been developed for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh for random deployment of poll officials.

The UP unit of National Informatics Centre, has developed an Election Personnel Deployment System. The software is all set to take away the burden of deputing people on poll duties from the district magistrates, according to state Chief Electoral Officer Anuj Kumar Bishnoi.

The NIC started working on the software following the directions of the Election Commission.

So far, the job of deploying officials for poll duties was done by DMs who used individual logistics and resources. Consequently, there was no uniformity in the allocation of work and distribution of resources. The new software will help in streamlining the work.

EPDS is a data entry software, whereby the work of allocating duty as per the rules issued by the EC will be done by the software once the list of officials is fed into the system.

The new software will ensure that officials either working or residing in a particular Assembly constituency would not be deployed in the same constituency to ensure fairness.