During the Koramangala SmartVote exercise, this is what the members chanced upon "We introduced the software mainly to enable voters to start an easy search for their names on the voter lists online. However, in the process, we found that a number of names were exactly replicated. That set us thinking — what happened to the 3,000 names originally on the list?" For the full report in the TOI, click here.
The Citizen Matters report is even more graphic. But, what's even more shocking is the fact is that there are over one lakh duplicate EPIC cards floating around, which fact has been brought out in the original report prepared by SmartVote.
Very plainly this is quite the height of incompetence, incapacity, apathy, lack of accountability - all put together on the part of the Ec/ SEC combine. I would label it nothing less than subversion of the country's democracy, as much as any Naxalite or such activity. It's high time the people demanded the total revamping of the entire EC/ SEC set up, after sacking the present incumbents, and functions such as preparation and maintenance of voter lists, etc outsourced to competent professional agencies, quite like UK and many other advanced countries are already doing with a large part of their visa processing - check this
Enough is enough!