Tuesday, June 14, 2005

SMS service for electors in India

[Via OutlookIndia]

God knows how many applications has the sms. For mankind’s sake…here’s another one! For the first time in India, 30 mobile phone users in West Bengal would be able to check their particulars on electoral rolls through SMS. Is that moral or what?

We are working it out with different service providers and it is in the final stage
, Chief Election Commissioner B B Tandon told a press conference. He said that mobile phone owners could check their particulars on electoral rolls by entering the number on the photo identity card.
The CEC requested the Chief Electoral Officer of the state Basudev Bandopadhyay to ensure that the special SMS service was made operational within a month.
Tandon who discussed various matters with political parties, the Chief secretary, Home secretary, DGP and Commissioner of police, said that the term of the state assembly would expire on June 13 next year.
On the possibility of early polls in the state, Tandon said that the Election Commission has the constitutional mandate to hold elections and constitute the new house before that date.
We are working on that.
He said that apart from West Bengal, assembly polls were due in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam and the Union territory of Pondicherry in June.
P.s. If 'sms' would be a person, here’s what he could write in a moment of sweet dementia:
For mankind I do my bidding
For mankind I do my job
For mankind I am all that I can be.
I think this p.s. is off the subject. Sorry Doug o.0!


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