Modifications within the electoral regulation, together with permitting the linking of Aadhaar to voter IDs, are set for a Rajya Sabha debate at the moment. With the opposition elevating a powerful protest and demanding a evaluation, the federal government has detailed its arguments in a be aware.
This is why the Election Legal guidelines (Modification) Invoice 2021 is required, based on “authorities sources”:
In a presentation for BJP MPs this morning, Legislation Minister Kiren Rijiju mentioned that every one the events together with the Trinamool which have been criticising the invoice have been a part of the standing committee the place such suggestions had been made.
The ‘‘ incorporates numerous electoral reforms which have been mentioned for a very long time.
Registration within the electoral roll is completed primarily based on an software by an individual who’s eligible to be registered as a voter.
This invoice has a provision whereby the brand new applicant could voluntarily present Aadhaar quantity together with the appliance for the aim of id.
No software might be rejected as a result of Aadhaar quantity has not been offered.
Aadhaar linking with electoral roll will remedy one of many main issues in electoral database administration which is a number of enrolments of the identical individual at completely different locations.
This can be because of the frequent shifting of residence by electors and getting enrolled within the new place with out deleting the earlier enrolment.
Thus, the opportunity of electors whose names seem in a couple of electoral roll or at instances greater than as soon as in the identical electoral roll may be eliminated.
As soon as the Aadhaar linkage is achieved, the electoral roll knowledge system will immediately alert the existence of earlier registration(s) every time an individual applies for brand spanking new registration.
It will assist in cleansing the electoral roll to a terrific extent It’ll additionally facilitate elector registration within the location at which they’re ‘ordinarily resident’.