Hyderabad: The point out federal government has expressed desire in experimenting with blockchain technology for enabling remote voting in the nation. Blockchain solutions could be experimented with on a modest scale for understanding applications and scaled up, Principal Secretary of Data Technologies Jayesh Ranjan claimed on Monday.

Ranjan was talking at a webinar, ‘Exploring Blockchain for Remote Voting’, organised by the Election Fee of India and Tamil Nadu E-Governance Agency (TNEGA). The Election Fee of India (ECI), Union ministry of electronics and IT (MeITy), MyGov and industry bodies performing in the blockchain space experienced joined the webinar.


They deliberated over the possible deployment of blockchain — a decentralised electronic ledger-centered technological know-how — for distant voting. It would, in concept,          

Ranjan claimed condition governments could pool their initiatives, with a go-forward from the ECI, to ideal the know-how required for this endeavour, like facial recognition computer software and encryption tools.

The senior bureaucrat advised that the point out authorities could use its “authority, posture and influence” to persuade little bodies — societies, neighbourhoods, sports activities associations, cultural associations and so on — to use blockchain-dependent technologies to carry out their inside elections. “Once we have ample use cases, we can convince the governing administration to attempt it out and gradually scale it up to the countrywide amount,” he claimed.


He admitted that, as of now, there was no desire or deficiency addressed by the use of remote voting and blockchain. “There ought to be a want for this specific technological know-how. One wants to display that particular deficiencies can be tackled working with blockchain and distant voting,” he stated. He included that the “tech is not tricky,” citing instance of the Telangana state government’s T-Chits, which makes use of blockchain technological know-how for controlling chit resources in the point out.

TNEGA CEO and Commissioner of e-Governance Santosh K Misra agreed that remote voting requires to be started in a little way, and designed up steadily. He famous that there was a need to establish believe in among the common populace in possible remote voting programs by focusing on person inclusion.


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