Delhi: The EMPI-The Indian Express National Star Trophy has been
awarded to the Election Commission of India for the Electronic Voting
The Award was handed over by Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman
of Planning Commission for Transforming Electoral Processes
by Implementing Electronic Voting in the Worlds Largest Democracy.
It was received by Dr Alok Shukla, Deputy Election Commissioner
on behalf of the Commission.
Voting Machine has been developed with specialised hardware and
software to incorporate requirements that would be friendly to diverse
Indian users and meet the stringent constitutional requirements
viz. tackling aspects of secrecy, authentication by contestants,
avoidance of incorrect/duplicate voting, protection against manipulative
interests of individuals, political parties, and election mangers
at the election site and during transportation, and building in
redundancies in case of failures.
Jury for the Award comprised of Mr Arun Maira and Mr N Vittal, Padma