Chief Electoral Officer, Shri Kunal, IAS, felicitated students of IIT, Goa for implementing various IT initiatives in the State of Goa during the recently held General Assembly Elections 2022.
Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Goa in association with IIT Goa had implemented various IT initiatives in the State for General Elections 2022.
The IIT Goa students had worked on Telegram, an Artificial intelligence based Chatbot system to assist the electors with Electoral process related queries.
Know your Polling station was one of the features of Chatbot. This app became popular among youngsters in resolving their Election related queries. Another application developed by IIT students was implementing Artificial intelligence based webcasting to calculate headcount at real time and display on screen so as to monitor crowds at Polling stations on Poll day. This was the first of its kind initiative implemented in the country and highly appreciated by the Election Commission of India. Further, Absentee voters management portal was designed and developed by IIT Students.
Shri Kunal IAS, CEO Goa congratulated all the students and Prof Sinha for launching such unique initiatives for election purposes. Appreciating the efforts of Prof Sinha and his team he said the app was very helpful during the Poll day. He appealed to all the students to come out with new inventions which will help and facilitate society at large with modern things in this fast paced digital world.
Shri Kunal, IAS felicitated students of IIT Goa, Kum Sakar Salunke, Kum Aditi Saxen, Kum Yuvraj Agarwa, Kum Shivam Jaiswal, Kum Uppala Sumana, Kum Shivom Aghalte, Prof Sharad Sinha, Associate Prof IIT Goa and Lab Asst Shri Kamble.
Shri Narayan Sawant , IAS , Additional Chief Electoral Officer; Smt Aisha Vaingankar, Jt CEO; Shri Praveen Volvotkar, Jt Director, IT who served as State Nodal Officers for IT initiatives in State, Smt Prashila S Borkar, Asst Director IT and Asst Nodal Officer from DoIT; Shri Sanesh Varghese, Nodal Officer for webcasting and Shri Gaurav Naik Asst Manager IT from M/s ITG were also present on the occasion.