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  • AIMS at bringing a totally error free and Authenticated Electoral Rolls
  • Linking of Aadhar data with Electoral Database

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India has launched “National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme” (NERPAP) throughout the country from today with the prime objective of bringing a totally error free and authenticated electoral roll.  During the programme, EPIC data of electors will be linked with Aadhar data of UIDAI for the purpose of authentication. NERPAP will focus on improving image quality of electors along with sorting issues like corrections of errors etc.

Electors have been provided the facility to feed their respective Aadhar number through sms, email, mobile application and National Voters Service Portal (NVSP) using web services through election commission website. Electors can also feed Aadhar number by making a call at 1950 to state call centres or by submitting the details of Aadhar number and EPIC number in a hard copy of duly filled up Form along with photocopy of both the documents, namely EPIC and Aadhar card.

Besides, collection and feeding of Aadhar will also be done by Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) by organizing Special Camp, Voter Facilitation Centres, e-Seva centres and Citizen Service Centres authorised by the DEOs. Booth Level Officers (BLOs) will also collect the details of electors during door to door survey. To ensure maximum public participation, nationwide special camps will be organized by the Electoral Registration Officer on 12.04.2015

Under NERPAP, facility has also been provided for voluntarily Disclosure of Multiple Entries by the Voters. The electors with multiple registrations in electoral roll(s) are advised to fill Form-7 for deletion of their names from the places except where they ordinarily reside. The electors may submit Form-7 through Web Portal of NVSP or at ERO’s Facilitation Centres /Special Camps/Other Centres such as E-Seva, CSC and so on.

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two civil engineers of Central Public Works Department (CPWD) have been dismissed from service after being convicted of criminal misconduct of demanding and obtaining bribe by the CBI Special Court, Thiruvananthapuram. Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu ordered dismissal from service of Shri R.Kennadi, Executive Engineer(Civil) on March 2,2015 while Shri R.V.Suresh Kumar, Assistant Engineer (Civil) was earlier dismissed by the Director General of CPWD following their conviction under the Prevention of Corruption Act,1988.

The two engineers were convicted by the Special Judge in January, 2014 under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and were sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs.50,000 each on three counts. Both were immediately placed under suspension. Shri Suresh Kumar was dismissed by the DG, CPWD, the disciplinary authority in this case, in May, 2014.

Shri Kennadi was served show cause notices twice as required under the rules of procedure for imposing the major penalty of dismissal from service. He moved the Kerala High Court against his conviction by the CBI Special Judge and obtained bail in January, 2014. He represented against any disciplinary action till his appeal was decided upon.  After ascertaining the views of the Department of Personnel and Training and the Union Public service Commission and keeping in view the gravity of misconduct, Shri Venkaiah Naidu, as the Disciplinary Authority, ordered dismissal of Shri Kennadi from service.  It was clarified in the matter that the Disciplinary Authority can impose appropriate penalty as deemed fit since the Kerala High Court has not set aside the conviction of Shri Kennadi.

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NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Urban Development has so far sanctioned Rs.459.93 cr to ten states as the first installment under Swachh Bharat Mission’ for the year 2014-15. This was stated by the Minister of State for Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri Babul Supriyo in the Lok Sabha in a  written reply to Shri M. Murali Mohan, Smt.Hema Malini and five other members.


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The sanctions include Rs.310.10 cr for Construction of household and community toilets (Rs.310.10 cr), Awareness generation activities (Rs.48.00 cr) and Capacity building (Rs.12.00 cr).


Shri Babul Supriyo has further informed that under Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas, 1.04 crore household toilets are targeted to be built by 2018.

State-wide targets in respect of household toilets under the Mission : Tamil Nadu-13.95 lakhs, Uttar Pradesh -11.83 lakh, Maharashtra-8.99 lakhs, Karnataka-8.88 lakhs, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana-7.93 lakhs, West Bengal-7.88 lakhs, Madhya Pradesh-7.32 lakhs, Rajasthan-5.62 lakhs, Bihar-5.47 lakhs, Gujarat-4.06 lakhs, Odisha-4.03 lakhs,Chattisgarh-3.51 lakhs, Jharkhand-2.31 lakhs, Haryana-2.16 lakhs, Punjab-1.96 lakhs,  Kerala-1.76, Assam-1.46 lakhs and NCT of Delhi-1.25 lakhs etc.