ERMS status :
The Electoral Roll Management System (ERMS) is being implemented successfully in A & N Islands in the recent years and as per the guidelines of ECI. The entire ERMS has been computerized as per the guidelines of ECI. The ERMS system is implemented at three levels of :
- Tehsil – where basic activities of data updation are done in the computers and EPIC cards are issued in large scale.
- District level – where electoral roll database of tehsils are consolidated and authenticated.
- State level – where CEO office monitors activities at tehsil and district levels and provides updated information to ECI.
The ERMS software is presently in Client – server environment and efforts are on to migrate to web based software environment of ECI. The Final Electoral Roll for whole of the UT was published on 5th Jan 2011, as per the schedule of ECI and also hosted in the official website of A & N Administration for public access. The Forms 1 to 8 prescribed by ECI were generated from the electoral roll database. A web based software with “Search facility on electoral roll parameters” was provided in website from Oct 2010, by which citizens can query database (around 2.65 electors) and view elector details. As per the policy of ECI, the photographs of the electors are not published in website. A web based software to facilitate people in filing their grievances relating to Electoral rolls was also launched in the official website of A & N Administration in Dec 2010.