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GS 2: Polity | Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act

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Voter Awareness Forums will be set up in Ministries, Government Departments, Non-Government Departments and other Institutions to promote electoral awareness.


  • Voter Awareness Forums are informal Forums for generating awareness around electoral process through activities like discussions, quizzes, competitions and other engaging activities.
  • VAF is part of the Electoral Literacy Club programme of ECI.
  • Launched on the 8thNational Voters Day, 25th January 2018, the ELC programme envisages setting up of Electoral Literacy Club in every educational institution.
  • The ECI also aims to set up Chunav Pathshala at every booth to cover those outside the formal education system.
  • The ELCs and Chunav Pathshala activities are conducted by the Convener using a resource Guide where step by step instructions are given for conducting each activity.
  • Separate Resource books have been developed for Class IX, X, XI and XII.
  • A calendar of activities in a year has also be indicated. Total of 6-8 activities, with specific learning outcome, running into approximately 4 hours in all, have been identified for each class.
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