With over one billion people, India is the world's largest democracy and has a rich history of electoral processes. Over the years, India's electoral process has evolved from the era of paper ballots to the introduction of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).Read more..
It is a myth created by vested interests that eVoting is not secure. In comparative terms, offline voting is much more unsecure, and it is not even comparable to online voting when it comes to security and transparency.Read more..
Transparency and Security are the two side of the same coin called Elections. Any election should be secured to ensure there is no chances of any hacking or manipulation.Read more..
Secret Ballot is one of the most important features of an election. Secret ballot is a constitutional protection provided to the voter to ensure he can vote with free will.Read more..
Right2Vote won the coveted title of the best startup in Asia Pacific region at the Tech4Democracy venture day. Right2Vote is India based online election management company.Read more..
Housing society elections in India is an important part of housing society life. The election in the society is supposed to follow certain rules and procedures. In this blog we intend to explain these rules and procedures.Read more..
The short answer is – Yes, eVoting is legal in housing societies all across India. It is legal in all the states in India without exception.Read more..
Voting in Gujarat State Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) Elections is scheduled on 1st December 2022 and 5th December 2022 and result would be announced on 8th December 2022. We are not in the business of predicting election results, but it appears BJP has a clear advantage and may get more than 125 seats out of the 182 seats. In 2017 assembly election BJP vote share was 49.1% and it managed to win 99 seats.Read more..
The short answer is – Online voting is not allowed by government in Gujarat Assembly Elections. You will have to visit the booth, stand in a queue and vote. If you are outstation, then sorry, you are being denied your right to vote. The next question is why online voting is not allowed in Gujarat Assembly Elections? This is a very important and pertinent question.Read more..
In the wake of the global pandemic, most significant meetings and events are taking place online. In order to transition from an in-person conference to a virtual one, better planning and execution are required. The lack of interest and disconnection that occur in online meetings are different from those that occur in person. There is often a disconnection between the audience and the presenter when a meeting does not have an appropriate virtual medium or is poorly planned.Read more..
As the state assembly elections of UP, Punjab, and Uttarakhand are approaching, the governments are taking all sorts of precautions before the election rallies hit the roads. In January, the Uttarakhand High Court asked the Election Commission (EC) to seek various other moods of voting campaigning amidst the rising COVID pandemic cases. Online rallies and online voting were two of the most important solutions – High Court came up with. As on-road rallies can gather a large number of people, the online -mode of voting was considered.Read more..
Elections are an essential part of a democratic country. In the last century, India as a nation has relied heavily on Paper Ballots. But since the 2000s, India started using electronic machines (EVMs) in their elections. But now as the world is changing drastically, India is slowly moving towards Online Voting technology. eVoting is a newly adopted concept that has been changing the face of politics around the world remarkably.Read more..
Trade unions or employee associations are associations of employees of a particular trade. These are organizations with a democratically elected management committee that represents all employees in negotiations with employers and help employees as well as employers to maintain a balanced relationship between them. The unions have gained ground due to the rapid industrial development. The workers around the world have come together to create employee associations in their respective organizations that would give them a proper ground to fight for better wages and working conditions.Read more..
Insolvency and bankruptcy code is nothing but a mechanism of settling failed or bankrupt entities without causing damage to any players of the economy. The code was passed by the parliament as a welcome gesture that overhauls the existing framework dealing with insolvency of corporations, individuals and partnerships. It paves way for the much-needed reforms while focusing on creditor driven insolvency resolution.Read more..
For the last 2 years I have been trying to convince people that we need to move to mobile based voting system as it has several benefits including:Read more..
Foundation of good decision making is availability of sound data. I believe, big reason for low quality political decision making in India is misleading & low-quality data. The whole process of accounting in government is managed by people who have no training in accounting. Also, the leaders – bureaucrats from administrative services and politicians have no understanding of accounting.Read more..
Let me start with a question. What is the information that you are sharing with Government of India under Aadhaar which anyway you were not sharing? Biometrics – Fingerprint & Iris scans? Even when I applied for my passport, providing fingerprint and Iris scan was a must. In countries like Malaysia and Dubai they took my fingerprint and iris scan at immigration and without that they would not let me enter their country. This shows that it was never a private data and nowhere in the world people have objected to sharing this kind of information.Read more..
With cryptocurrencies hitting the roof, blockchain is the new fad. These days, I hear this question very often – are you using blockchain? Many of the people who ask us this question generally does not even know the difference between blockchain and bitcoin. Mostly we have heard this question from investors, startup ecosystem people and not from customers yet. But that day is not far off when customers would start asking this question. Hence here is the answer, YES – we do offer blockchain as an option. But our counter question is – Do you really need it? We believe very few clients would really need it and its important on our part to inform them about the pros and cons. This article aims to do just that.Read more..
For the last three years, I have been meeting lot of politicians, political parties, election officers, government representatives, activists, NGOs and one common thing that I have noticed everywhere is that they blame the voter for the low voter turnout. And when I ask them how many times they themselves have voted – they always come up with a ‘genuine’ excuse why they have not voted most of the time!!Read more..
One of the common concern people have against Mobile Voting is hacking. Most of the people do not even understand the meaning of the word, but love to use it as an argument against hacking.Read more..
Today there is huge debate going on in India regarding (Electronic Voting Machines) EVM used in voting. Many politicians lead by Mayawati, Arvind Kejriwal, Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi have questioned the EVM and blamed them for the recent poll debacle. And considering they have questioned EVM, they are asking Election Commission (EC) to revert to Paper Ballot. Nobody is stating how paper ballot is better than EVM.Read more..
This is the only argument people use against Mobile Voting – Coercion (the action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.) Let me answer this and would love to discuss it for your views: 1. India is providing postal ballot facility to certain sections – election workers, soldiers. It would soon be extended to Non Residents and migrants. Why coercion is not an issue there? And in that case why not start with Mobile voting with these sections?Read more..
In the last 15 years we have regularly seen India being compared with China. We all are ashamed that our growth rate has been nothing compared to China. Every-time we try to find a reason for the same the conclusion is – India is a democracy, unlike China.Read more..