- Jayesh Ranjan, the Principal Secretary of Information Technology said that they may start experimenting blockchain for setting up remote voting systems.
- During the webinar titled ‘Exploring Blockchain for Remote Voting’ members actively discussed how blockchain technology can be implemented in e-voting platforms for all the Indian States
- Telangana state government may encourage the usage of blockchain technology for conducting small scale voting procedures
India’s State Telangana is now looking forward to exploring blockchain and decentralised ledger technologies to use them for creating an e-voting platform. According to a report on the Deccan Chronicles, the state has already done initial blockchain e-voting on a small scale and will be widening the implementation. Many countries have ventured into the blockchain voting system. If Telangana successfully pulls out a voting platform based on blockchain, then it may help in solving major issues of corruption and privacy breaches. This is because blockchain creates a protective platform, allows people to vote remotely and without hampering their privacy and personal information.
Development Will Start at Small Scale and Then Continue at a Larger Scale
During the webinar titled ‘Exploring Blockchain for Remote Voting’ members actively discussed how blockchain technology can be implemented in e-voting platforms for all the Indian States.
Jayesh Ranjan, the Principal Secretary of Information Technology said that they may start experimenting blockchain for setting up remote voting systems. Initially it will be at a small scale mainly for learning purposes and then later on, it would be amplified to build a full proof blockchain based e-voting system.
Blockchain Based Voting Platforms can be Used at National Levels One Day
Telengana’s state government may encourage the usage of blockchain technology for conducting small scale voting procedures. For instance the internal elections of sports and cultural associations, neighborhoods, social bodies and so on. Ranjan ensured that once there are enough test cases, the IT department can readily persuade other state governments to use the blockchain technology for their respective state elections. Ranjan believes that one day, this potential technology can be used at national level elections involving 1.3 billion Indians.
Blockchain Tech is Safe and Easy to Use
Furthermore, Ranjan clarified that using Blockchain is not as difficult as it sounds. Substantiating his stance, he gave the example of T-chit, a blockchain based management system that the Telangana’s government uses to trace and manage the chit funds in the state. The CEO of Tamil Nadu e-governance agency and Commissioner of e-Governance, Santosh Mishra agreed on the fact that remote voting procedures should begin at a small scale and will be scaled up gradually. But for the time being, the main job was to build trust among the population and encourage remote voting.
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