The Election Commission of India’s Suvidha platform has seen a surge of activity since the announcement of the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections.

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  • Since the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), this portal received an impressive 73,379 permission requests from political parties and candidates, of which 44,626 requests (60%) had been approved.
  • Nearly 11,200 requests had been rejected which is 15% of the total requests received and 10,819 applications cancelled as were invalid or duplicate.
  • Maximum requests were received from Tamil Nadu (23,239) followed by West Bengal (11,976) and Madhya Pradesh (10,636).
  • Minimum requests received from Chandigarh (17), Lakshadweep (18) and Manipur (20).

About Suvidha Portal

  • The Suvidha portal is a technological solution developed by the Election Commission of India.
  • It ensures a level playing field upholding the democratic principles of free, fair and transparent elections.
  • It operates on the principle of ‘First in First out’, ensuring equal treatment for all parties and candidates.
  • It not only enhances the efficiency of the election process but also ensures transparency through real-time updates on application status, timestamped submissions, and communication via SMS.
  • Portal also has a companion app that enables applicants to track the status of their requests in real-time, adding further convenience and transparency to the process. The App is available on IoS and Android platforms.
  • The data available on the portal aids in scrutinising election expenditures, fostering greater accountability and integrity in the electoral process

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