Tamil Nadu polls: For Rs 42, voters can get IDs in colour delivered to their doorstep
The Election Commission and State Bank of India have joined hands to deliver coloured voter identity cards to customers at their doorsteps.
Chennai: The Election Commission and State Bank of India have joined hands to deliver coloured voter identity cards to customers at their doorsteps.
The new scheme would come into effect from Wednesday, an official release said, adding that interested customers could pay Rs 42 through the EC website and receive coloured voter identity cards at their residences.
As per the new initiative, instead of visiting the Electronic Privacy Information Centres, customers will be able to receive the cards by registering through mobile phone or by accessing the Election Commission's website, an official release said.
Chief Electoral Officer Rajesh Lakhoni exchanged documents with State Bank of India, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Chief General Manager, B Ramesh Babu here as part of the MoU at a function here on Tuesday.
Tamil Nadu goes to the polls on 16 May.
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