Assembly Elections 2017 and Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Suraksha App

The challenge was

  • A huge number of Paramilitary forces are deployed during Elections
  • Company Commander has only 1-2 points of contact initially
  • He/subordinates call up the contact person again and again for seeking information
  • Still the information is not completely conveyed as pronunciation is bit different
  • Repetitive Job

Police needs to communicate

  • Liaison Officer
  • Accommodation
  • Vehicle
  • POL
  • Deployment
  • Area of Domination
  • EVM Security
  • Telephone Directory
  • District Profile
  • Miscellaneous

Solution: Android App (Suraksha)

  • The app also had an Offline version also
  • Once downloaded it did not require any Internet Connection
  • User needs to select Type of Force i.e. BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB, SAP etc.
  • After that the user has to select the company number for which the information is sought
  • A list is displayed for the user to choose information on any topic e.g. Liaison Officer, Deployment Detail etc.
  • Contact Details of the Liaison officer is displayed when selected
  • The company’s accommodation details with the exact location is displayed using latitude and longitude. The user can seek driving directions to the accommodation.
  • Contact Details of officers responsible for providing vehicle are provided on this
  • The app also displayed users location & he could choose the nearest fuel filling station for driving directions
  • Deployment Details are provided such as AC, Name of Polling Centre and Size of Company to be deployed. It also displays location and route chart (based on Lat/Long)
  • The paramilitary force is scheduled for area domination few days before election. The Domination is displayed datewise for the company along with the concerned officials details. Area can be assigned and a route map can also be uploaded in jpg format
  • For every company a list would be displayed. The list would have the bus no. and the polling station from which it would start collecting EVM on its way back.
  • Telephone Directory contains list of all telephone numbers i.e. Administrative Officers, Police Officers, Returning Officers, Observers and all Asst. Commandants.

The App ensures

  • No error in providing information to key personnel of all companies
  • Complete information available round the clock
  • Easy deployment of force to crucial areas as all polling centers are mapped through Latitude/Longitude
  • Saving Man-hours and crucial man power resource during time of election