01 September 2019: PIB Summary & Analysis

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Election Commission of India Launches a One Stop Solution to Verify & Authenticate Voter Details

Context:

The Election Commission launched the Electors Verification Programme in New Delhi.

Details:

  • The programme was unveiled on the National Voters’ Service Portal (https://www.nvsp.in/) and Voter Helpline App by the CEC Sunil Arora.
  • The main aim of the programme is to improve the health of electoral rolls and to provide better electoral services to citizens and increase the level of communication between voters and the Commission.
  • The program has been launched at all Levels including at the State/UT HQs, Districts and Polling Stations.
  • It will run from September 1, 2019 to October 15, 2019.
  • The voters can log on to NVSP portal (nvsp.in) or Voter Helpline App or Common Service Centres or any nearby voter facilitation centre to avail the following facilities:
    • Verification and correction of existing data.
    • Authentication of the data by the prescribed method.
    • Providing and verifying details about family members.
    • Updating information about voters in the family who have expired or permanently shifted.
    • Providing GIS coordinates of their house for availing the services better.
    • Giving feedback on polling stations.
  • The one time authentication of details and sharing contact detail would help electors to get update on online application status, status of EPIC, Election Day announcement, voter slip on their registered email and mobile number.
  • Regular notification on modifications on Serial No. and details of Polling Station, Change in BLO/ ERO, all information related to Polling Station will also be shared with the Electors.

Vice Chief of the Army Staff

Context:

Lt Gen MM Naravane assumed charge as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS). He succeeds Lt Gen Devraj Anbu.

About VCOAS:

  • The VCOAS is the second-highest ranking Officer in the Indian Army.
  • He is a PSO (Principal Staff Officer) at the Army Headquarters in the national capital.
  • The VCOAS is always a 3-Star Officer in the rank of Lieutenant General.

Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS)

Context:

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurated a state-of-the-art CGHS Bhawan at New Delhi.

About CHGS:

  • It provides medical care to the Central Government employees and pensioners enrolled under the scheme.
  • It offers health care in the following systems:
    • Allopathic
    • Homoeopathic
    • Ayurveda
    • Unani
    • Siddha
    • Yoga
  • Beneficiaries:
    • All central government employees and dependent family members
    • All central government pensioners and dependent family members
    • Ex-Governors & Lt. Governors
    • Ex-Vice Presidents
    • Freedom fighters
    • Sitting and retired Judges of Supreme Court
    • Retired Judge of High Courts
    • Delhi Police Personnel in Delhi only
    • Railway Board employees
    • Post and Telegraph Department employees
    • Journalists accredited with PIB (in Delhi)
    • Employees and pensioners of certain autonomous/statutory bodies which have been extended CGHS facilities in Delhi
  • The Scheme is available in 71 cities currently and the government plans to extend it to 100 cities by 2022.

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