EC explores possibility of SMS-based poll monitoring

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 23:03

Kolkata: Electoral officials today held a meeting with senior police and administrative officers to discuss the possibility of including the police administration into an SMS-based poll monitoring system.

"We have started an SMS-based poll monitoring system where all polling personnel are directly contributing to the network and this is huge success," Chief Electoral officer Sunil Gupta said.

In the meeting, they discussed the possibility of including the police administration into this networking system.

"If we can do that then the presiding officer candirectly inform the police when there is a problem in the polling station and this will help in quick police
intervention," Gupta said.

"This will save time and help to make the polls more safe and peaceful" he added.
Apart from Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh, Home Secretary G D Goutama and ADG (Law and Order) Surajit Kar Purakayastha were present in the meeting.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 23:03

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