The Election Fee has not shared any electoral roll knowledge with the Nationwide Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), the Lok Sabha was knowledgeable on Wednesday.
Responding to a query on whether or not the Election Fee (EC) has shared electoral roll knowledge together with photographs with businesses beneath the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs, resembling NATGRID, Legislation Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad replied within the unfavorable.
“The fee has acknowledged that it has not shared any electoral roll knowledge with NATGRID,” the minister mentioned in a written reply.
He additionally mentioned that the ballot panel has knowledgeable that electoral roll knowledge base is shared with departments of the central authorities or state governments as and when requests are acquired from them for particular functions.
Citing the EC, Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned election commissions of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra use electoral roll knowledge of meeting constituencies to arrange their electoral roll for native physique and panchayat elections.
Manipur, Mizoram Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan,Sikkim,Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Delhi, Lakshadweep and Puducherry are additionally amongst those that use electoral roll knowledge for the aim, he mentioned.
The EC conducts Lok Sabha and meeting polls whereas state election commissions maintain native physique polls of their respective states.
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