SUVIDHA PORTAL (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Polity)

News-CRUX-10     9th April 2024        

Context: Recently, the Election Commission announced that its Suvidha portal has garnered over 73,000 applications since the declaration of the Lok Sabha polls.

Suvidha Portal

  • About: It is an initiative by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to uphold democratic principles in elections.
  • Streamlining Processes: It simplifies the process of obtaining and addressing requests for permissions and facilities during elections.
  • Diverse Permission Requests: Suvidha Portal handles a wide range of permission requests transparently, following the First in First Out principle.
  • Online Accessibility: Political parties and candidates can conveniently submit permission requests online from any location, at any time, with offline submission options also available.
  • Permission Catering: It caters to permissions for various election-related activities such as rallies, setting up temporary party offices, canvassing, etc.
  • Supported by: IT platform, Suvidha Portal is managed by nodal officers across state departments, ensuring efficient management of requests.
  • Companion App: The portal offers a companion app that allows applicants to track the real-time status of their requests.
output themes