Indore: Right2Vote IIM alum’s mobile app to ensure tamper-proof voting

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 04:51 AM IST
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Indore: If we believe this alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Indore, we are soon to get rid of all the fights and confusion over tampering of electronic voting machines (EVMs) that bug us each time an election is held.

According to IIM Indore website, 2005 batch PGP student of the premier b-school, Neeraj Gutgutia has created a mobile based application which he claims can ensure 100 per cent fair election in the country.

“One of the major challenges before Election Commission (EC) is to conduct fair and hassle free elections and maintain reliability of the EVMs. In order to help the EC in conducting 100 per cent fair and free voting, IIM Indore’s alum Neeraj Gutgutia (PGP 2005) has created a mobile based solution, which is several generations ahead of EVMs in terms of technology,” the IIM Indore website says.

Neeraj is the co-founder and CEO of his venture—Right2Vote Infotech Pvt Ltd, which has come up with the revolutionary mobile app to facilitate fair election.

“With this platform, we aim to revolutionise the way voting happens across the world. We are using Aadhaar for biometric verification over mobile. Our mission is to ensure voters are allowed to vote from their mobile handsets using Right2Vote platform in the forthcoming 2019 general elections and thus, help NRIs, soldiers, migrants and others located at remote places exercise their franchise,” said Neeraj.

Right2Vote is in talks with two state election commissions as well as the Election Commission of India for a pilot project in two states. “The project may run in Madhya Pradesh during September,” Neeraj said.

He further explained that only the voters enrolled through Aadhar can use the Right2Vote app, as it automatically links Aadhar server with the person’s biometric details and after receiving a positive signal, the voter can cast vote.

“This process will take less than two minutes and help a large number of people cast votes in less time and without any hassle,” Neeraj said.

Apart from political platform, the app can also be used for other such exercises as well like election of any professional body, housing society or student’ body in college.

Notably, IIM Indore student body (SAC) election due in end of July will also held on this platform. The manufacturing company is also in advanced talks with The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to facilitate the election of its members due in 2018.

With this platform, we aim to revolutionise the way voting happens across the world. We are using Aadhaar for biometric verification over mobile. Our mission is to ensure voters are allowed to vote from their mobile handsets using Right2Vote platform in the forthcoming 2019 general elections and thus, help NRIs, soldiers, migrants and others located at remote places exercise their franchise

– Neeraj Gutgutia
IIM INDORE ALUM

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