Very few EVMs are defective: RS Prasad

No private agency is involved in maintenance of EVMs, said Ravi Shankar Prasad

GN Bureau | March 22, 2018


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According to Election Commission a small percentage of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) get defective during the poll process and get replaced immediately without causing any disruption of the poll process, parliament was informed.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the commission has informed that between January, 2016 and up to state assembly elections to Nagaland, Meghalaya and Tripura in 2018, a total of 4,61,587 Ballot Units and 4,05,478 Control Units were used in various elections, out of which 14,452 machines failed, averaging about 1.6%.

This too was immediately replaced without affecting the election process, he said.

The commission has also informed that no private agency is involved in maintenance of EVMs. Comprehensive technical and administrative safeguards have been put in place by the Commission to ensure the security of the EVMs, the minister added.
 

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