STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Electors upset as Malayalam the only vernacular language option on National Voter Service portal

In order to help the electors,  the Election Commission of India created the National Voter Service Portal in 2015. 

Published: 15th May 2019 03:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2019 12:41 PM   |  A+A-

Representational Image. (File | EPS)

Express News Service

COIMBATORE: While Election Commission of India is conducting several camps for voter enrolment and 100 per cent voting, National Voter Service Portal used for updating voter details, has only one vernacular language – Malayalam – to offer, after English and Hindi.

In order to help the electors,  the Election Commission of India created the National Voter Service Portal in 2015. 

However, when there are 22 scheduled languages and 99 non-scheduled languages in the country, only three language options were given in the NVPS portal.  In fact, when Express contacted ECI officials, they were shocked to find that only three languages were available in the NVSP website.

ECI principal secretary Narendra N Butolia told Express, “Earlier all the State languages were available in the website. I will hold discussions with the officials in this regard.”

Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture K Pandiarajan said, “All languages should be given as provision in the National Voters Service Portal. Officials have assured to add all the languages and the process for the same has begun,” he added.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp