EC satisfied with functioning of EVMs

Last Updated: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 16:53

New Delhi: Government on Monday said though the
Election Commission had received some complaints of
tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), no one could
demonstrate any such tampering before the poll body.

Replying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Law Minister
Salman Khurshid said, "Election Commission has stated that it
is satisfied with the functioning of the EVMs."

"Though apprehensions were expressed by some persons that
the EVMs can be tampered with, but so far no one has been able
to demonstrate or prove before the Commission that the EVMs
used in the country`s election process, can be manipulated or
tampered with," he said.

"Further there is a Technical Experts Committee to
constantly monitor all technical aspects of EVMs including
non-tamperability," he said.

In response to another question, Khurshid said out of
39.33 lakh cases that had been assigned to Fast Track courts
32.99 lakh cases had been disposed off by them. He said 6.34
lakh cases were still pending in these courts.

Replying to another question, Khurshid said 63
applications for voluntary retirement had been received from
Supreme Court employees.

Of them, 56 employees had taken voluntary retirement, he
said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 19, 2011 - 16:53

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