Telangana Interested in E-Voting Via Blockchain:

By Ritwik

The State Government of Telangana might advance a blockchain e-voting platform for state & national-level use. The Southern Indian state of Telangana may momentarily develop & test a blockchain-based electronic voting system to simplify remote voting. Speaking at a webinar steered by the Election Commission of India & Tamil Nadu E-Governance Agency, the Principal Secretary of Information Technology Jayesh Ranjan recommended that the state may primarily experiment with blockchain e-voting on a small scale & well along broaden the enactment.

Election Commission of India (Members), Ministry of Electronics & IT, India’s citizen engagement platform MyGov & blockchain industry bests were also a part of the webinar. The members of the webinar conversed the probable use of blockchain technology in arranging an e-voting platform for Indian states, stated Deccan Chronicle(a local news outlet).

Ranjan held that the state government might influence minor bodies such as civil societies, neighborhoods, & sports associations to conduct internal elections employing their blockchain-based e-voting stage.

Dependent on the possible use-cases detected through these smaller experiments, they may move ahead & persuade other state governments to practice the blockchain platform. Ranjan was also optimistic that by viewing the improvements assured by such a platform, they might one day scale the blockchain e-voting key to be used on a nationwide level.

“There should be a need for this particular technology. One needs to demonstrate that particular deficiencies can be addressed using blockchain & remote voting,” he held.

He emphasized that using blockchain technology was not as problematic as it seemed on the superficial level. To attest his point, he shared the instance of the Telangana government’s T-Chits initiative that practices blockchain to manage chit funds in their state. A chit fund is an Indian form of a savings & credit scheme.

In the previous 12-months, the Telangana government has shown an increasing curiosity in blockchain technology. In May 2019, It was reported that it was planning to establish itself hub for blockchain development.

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