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EC launches NERPAP countrywide

ANI  |  New Delhi 

The Election Commission on Tuesday launched the 'Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme' (NERPAP) throughout the country with the prime objective of bringing a totally error free and authenticated electoral roll.

During the programme, EPIC data of electors will be linked with Aadhar data of UIDAI for the purpose of authentication. NERPAP will focus on improving image quality of electors along with sorting issues like corrections of errors etc.

The facilities provided to the electors include the freedom to feed their respective Aadhar number through SMS, email, mobile application and Voters Service Portal (NVSP) using web services through election commission website.

Electors can also feed Aadhar number by making a call at 1950 to state call centres or by submitting the details of Aadhar number and EPIC number in a hard copy of duly filled up Form along with photocopy of both the documents, namely EPIC and Aadhar card.

Besides, collection and feeding of Aadhar will also be done by Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) by organizing Special Camp, Voter Facilitation Centres, e-Seva centres and Citizen Service Centres authorised by the DEOs. Booth Level Officers (BLOs) will also collect the details of electors during door to door survey.

Under NERPAP, facility has also been provided for voluntarily Disclosure of Multiple Entries by the Voters. The electors with multiple registrations in electoral roll(s) are advised to fill Form-7 for deletion of their names from the places except where they ordinarily reside. The electors may submit Form-7 through Web Portal of NVSP or at ERO's Facilitation Centres /Special Camps/Other Centres such as E-Seva, CSC and so on.

The Programme will culminate on August 15, 2015.

First Published: Tue, March 03 2015. 16:20 IST