On the directions of Election Commission of India / CEO Haryana, the district Administration of Hisar and Fatehabad were asked to make arrangements for live Web casting from 02 polling booths each from 47-Adampur (District Hisar ) & 41-Ratia (District Fatehabad) Assembly Constituencies of Haryana where Bye-elections were conducted on 30th November, 2011.
The technological responsibility was assigned to NIC Haryana. By extending the NIC-IP, Leased Lines from BSNL and with the help of Web cast division of NIC, the web casting from polling booth no. 47 & 48 of 47-Adampur Assembly Constituency and booth no. 70 & 75 of 41-Ratia Assembly Constituency was done successfully on 30th November, 2011 (i.e. poll day of Bye-Election) from 8.00 AM to 6.00 PM. The web casting was done with exceptionally professionalism way and every member involved in the process put his ultimate efforts.
The first experiment of live web casting of polling at Booths in Election process has been conducted from Haryana. The NIC-Haryana with joint efforts from NIC-HQ, BSNL, CEO Haryana & District Administration & DIOs of Hisar and Fatehabad successfully completed the activity. ECI Delhi, CEO Haryana and Officers of District Administration took deep interest and appreciated the efforts.
In addition, the following ICT services were provided effectively for successful conductance of the bye-elections:
(a) Four kinds of Voters Help Lines - Touch Screen Kiosk, SMS based, Web based, Telephone based call center.
(b) Establishing the ICT enabled office for election observers as well in the room of observers.
(c) Collecting the data of Control Unit (CU) and Ballot Unit (BU) for randomization purposes & First and second levels of randomization before the RO and observers.
(d) Randomization of polling personnel (PO/APO).
(e) Digitization of exhaustive data of BLO/PO/Micro Observer/Police personal/ Neutral person/duty magistrate/ supervisor/ CRPF personal and detailing of booths about sensitive/hyper sensitive/Critical,
(f) Deployment of Micro Observers,
(g) EVM-Tracking MIS etc.
(h) On-line declaration of counting information during the process. The result was uploaded on http://e-hisar.in from the counting center dynamically & instantly and were further disseminated on four websites simultaneously.