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National award for Govt. Department /Agency / PSU for enhancing Electoral Participation

Award for outstanding campaign on Voters’ Education and Awareness


Jeevika, Bihar

Initiatives:

  • Motivation of 3,11,77,619 female voters : Ensuring active participation in the elections.
  • Appointment of 30,000 cadres: Spreading awareness on importance of elections & ethical voting
  • Village level: Around 6500 villages organize rallies with atleast 100 women in each.
  • Activating 4.40 lakh SHGs: Use of pamphlets, audio & video clippings using 4,000 Pico projectors
  • Activities: 150 Cluster level organizations organize human chain, cluster rally & candle marches.

Impact:

  • Sensitization: 40 lakh households have been covered through 4.40 lakh SHG; 21,000 village organization conducted village rallies.
  • High voting percentage: Overall more than 61% women voted in Jeevika districts.

Gujrat Education Department

Initiatives:

  • Guinness world record: 1,11,111 post cards to the voters from a single place
  • Link college admission with voter registration:First in the country to issue instructions.
  • 1400 School Ambassadors: To motivate registration of 18+ students.
  • Democracy Quiz: Participation of 950 primary schools; 70,000+ students (class 6 to 8) with parents
  • House to House: 13,000 villages covered by 607 CAs

Impact:

  • Signed: 71 lakh Sankalp Patras , 50 lakh Ekrar Patras
  • Acheivement: High registration in age cohort of 18-29 years of age.

Department of posts, Delhi

Initiatives:

  • Nine Post Offices identified: One post Office per district for round the clock collection of postal Ballots
  • Special counters: Operated 24/7 till 0600hrs on 10.02.2015 (counting day )
  • Deployment of mail vans: For timely pick up and delivery to counting centres.

Impact:

  • Wide coverage: All 70 ACs were mapped to an identified delivery Post Office.
  • First time in India: Electors caste vote using postal ballot up to two hrs. before counting.
  • Timely collection: Collection of postal ballots from 1300 letter Boxes in Delhi.

 

 

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