The ‘i-help’ initiative to promote digital electoral literacy in Assam has been launched in view of the forthcoming Lok Sabha poll. The ‘i-help’ is a joint initiative of the office of the Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) and Common Service Centres (CSC).
On 18 March 2019, we are experiencing a transition period to the digital world. To make the transition smoother for the general public, CSC can play a vital role to educate the people on the usage of IT-enabled services related to the election.
The CSCs are internet-enabled access points spread throughout the country delivering various government and non- government digital services to the citizens and is uniquely positioned in rural areas to significantly extend the awareness and outreach activities of CEO, Assam.
The CSC has the presence in all the 2,528-gram panchayats in the state and there are 4,587 functional centers at present. This particular initiative will fill the digital divide and fulfill the objective of turning the General Election more inclusive and participatory.