Guwahati : Almost 800 complaints have been received by election authorities across Assam through the newly-launched cVigil app.
The new cVigil app launched by Election Commission of India (ECI) aims to create a fast-track complaint reception and redressal system. It is a mobile application for citizens to report the Model Code of Conduct and Expenditure violations during the elections.
‘cVigil’ stands for Vigilant Citizen and emphasizes the proactive and responsible role citizens can play in the conduct of free and fair elections.
As per reports, although the citizens have been active and registering complaints, a lot of the complaints came as a hoax and were eventually dropped. Most of the complaints related to hoardings, banners related issues.
While the app can be easily downloaded from the play store for the Android users, one unique feature of the app is that it only allows live photo/video with auto location capture from within the app to ensure digital evidence for flying squads to act upon in a time-bound manner.
Meanwhile no case of violation of the model code of conduct was received in the first phase of the election.