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Saksham App has been launched by the Election Commission of India

Published on March 25, 2024
Current Context: On 24th March 2024, The Election Commission of India launched the Saksham App to ease the voter identification and registration process for people with disabilities (PwDs).
Saksham App has been launched by the Election Commission of India
  • The app offers customized services and facilitates PwDs in various ways:
    • Registration: The app helps PwDs register to vote. First-time voters need to disclose their name, address, and mobile number along with their State, District & Assembly Constituency, while registered voters need to provide their EPIC number.
    • Accessibility features: The app has several accessibility features, such as large fonts and high-contrast colors, to make it easier for PwDs to use.
    • Voice assistance and Text-to-speech: The app provides voice assistance for PwDs who are visually impaired and text-to-speech for PwDs who are hearing impaired.
    • Information on polling stations: The app provides information on polling stations, including the location of the polling station, the accessibility features available at the polling station, and the contact details of the polling officials.
    • Complaints: The app allows PwDs to file complaints about any problems they face while participating in the electoral process.
    • Request for wheelchair: The app also facilitates the PwDs to request for the wheelchair on the poll day.

Question:

Q.1 What is the purpose of the Saksham App launched by the Election Commission of India?
a. To provide weather updates
b. To ease the voter identification and registration process for people with disabilities (PwDs)
c. To provide online shopping services
d. To provide music streaming services
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