ECI Reports High Citizen Engagement: 1,329 Verified Complaints via cVigil App in Pune District

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Pune, 10th May 2024: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has reported that in Pune District, out of the 1,505 complaints received in the district via the cVigil app during the ongoing Lok Sabha general elections, 1,329 complaints were verified as genuine, while the remaining 176 complaints were dismissed.

The cVigil app, launched by the ECI to register and monitor complaints related to violations of the Lok Sabha General Election Model Code of Conduct, has garnered significant engagement from citizens. A dedicated cVigil cell has been established at the district level to oversee the complaints lodged through the app.

Through the cVigil app, citizens can report instances of code of conduct breaches by uploading relevant information, photos, and videos. Anonymity is maintained for complainants using this app. Since March 15, a total of 1,505 complaints have been lodged. Among these, 1,329 complaints were addressed, while the Election Returning Officers and Assistant Election Returning Officers dismissed the remaining 176 complaints.

The primary objective of ECI is to rigorously enforce the model code of conduct and ensure elections are conducted in a peaceful and fair environment. Through the C-Vigil app, citizens can directly report inappropriate behavior that contravenes the code of conduct. The app is designed to promptly receive and act upon complaints of rule violations within 100 minutes.

Complaints received on the C-Vigil app, along with the actions taken, are as follows:
* Ambegaon Vidhan Sabha: 23 complaints (16 actions taken)
* Baramati Vidhan Sabha: 54 complaints (30 actions taken)
* Bhor Vidhan Sabha: 3 complaints (2 actions taken)
* Bhosari Vidhan Sabha: 4 complaints (3 actions taken)
* Chinchwad Vidhan Sabha: 33 complaints (22 actions taken)
* Daund Vidhan Sabha: 28 complaints (19 actions taken)
* Hadapsar Vidhan Sabha: 47 complaints (40 actions taken)
* Indapur Vidhan Sabha: 47 complaints (40 actions taken)
* Junnar Vidhan Sabha: 37 complaints (35 actions taken)
* Kasba Peth Vidhan Sabha: 247 complaints (223 actions taken)
* Khadakwasla Vidhan Sabha: 78 complaints (71 actions taken)
* Khed Alandi Vidhan Sabha: 3 complaints (1 action taken)
* Kothrud Vidhan Sabha: 43 complaints (32 actions taken)
* Maval Vidhan Sabha: 45 complaints (30 actions taken)
* Parvati Vidhan Sabha: 258 complaints (257 actions taken)
* Pimpri Vidhan Sabha: 11 complaints (9 actions taken)
* Pune Cantonment Vidhan Sabha: 109 complaints (91 actions taken)
* Purandar Vidhan Sabha: 11 complaints (8 actions taken)
* Shirur Vidhan Sabha: 32 complaints (15 actions taken)
* Shivajinagar Vidhan Sabha: 71 complaints (70 actions taken)
* Vadgaon Sheri Vidhan Sabha: 321 complaints (315 actions taken)

A total of 1,505 complaints were received, out of which action was taken on 1,329 complaints.

In the fourth phase of the Elections, voting for Maval, Pune, and Shirur Lok Sabha constituencies will take place on Monday, 13th May. The District Election Office has urged citizens to capture photos or videos of any code of conduct violations within the district and promptly upload them on the C-Vigil App or report them to the District Control Room via toll-free numbers 18002330102 and 1950.