Election Commission to take up EPIC-Aadhaar linkage project
August 21, 2014 - HyderabadONGOLE:
The Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal said that a pilot project to link Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) with Aadhaar cards will be taken up in Prakasam district.
Speaking to press, Bhanwar Lal said that they have already selected Greater Hyderabad for the project. The Aadhaar-EPIC card linkage will also be taken up in Prakasam district on a pilot project to match information of citizens on EPIC and Aadhaar cards.
The District Collector GSRKR Vijay Kumar said that the seeding process will be completed in the district before November 1 when the draft electoral rolls have to be published. The district population of 33.97 lakh people had been provided with Aadhaar cards in the district.
On holding election for Allagadda Assembly seat, the SEO said that the Election Commission is fully prepared to hold the by poll. The Election Commission will comply with the directions of the High Court on two writ petitions before it.