Internet make Democracy in a                       new phase                      

        In this new generation internet play a great role. Today 3.22 billion people, out of the eight billion that inhabit the world, use the internet. That accounts for 40 per cent of the world’s population. The internet has changed the manner in which we consume information, order food, shopping, asks for cabs and even do our banking. Trillions of dollars are transacted and moved by global banks every day.

      The internet has enabled the rise of a new form of media i.e, the social media. Now 

internet becomes a virtual world.

        It has provided billions of  people an opportunity to participate in public conversations on a second-to-second basis. It has made a mainstream media barons look at the digital space to make their next billion.

     It has also revolutionized political communication. It has almost become obligatory for every public figure to be on twitter, facebook, instagram and so on. Now the political campaign are through this virtual media by the political candidate. The resource in the new media provides the channels of an interactive engagement as compared to the more expensive monologue of the print and the broadcasting medium.

     The internet comes to move the next logical level ie,vote on the internet. There are countries like Estonia that conduct their elections and substantive parts of their national lives on the internet. Senior Congress leader and former Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that voting through the Internet can be possible after "agreed rules of engagement in cyber-space, trust and ownership of the processes are sorted out".  

      But European nations have rejected them 

as being unreliable and susceptible to manipulation.They have, instead, chosen to go back to paper ballots.

   In India, the first pilot projects with the EVMs took place in assembly elections of 1998 when five constituencies each in Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan, got a chance to vote electronically, even though the first machines were manufactured and procured by the election commission of India way back in 1989-90.

     EVMs have been successful in mitigating the menace of ballot-stuffing and booth capturing. They have streamlined the counting procedure, with the results coming out in a few hours rather than taking a couple of days. The transaction cost of elections has come down as EVMs are reused.

     The average size of an Indian parliamentary constituency is between 1.5 to two million electors. Between 1500-2000 EVMs are deployed per constituency. If the number is multiplied by the 543 constituencies that make up the house of the people- the Lok sabha the figure comes up to 1,086,000.that is lot of machines to 


    In India there are 330 million internet users at the last count. There are 960 million mobile phones out of which 140 million phone are Smartphone’s and the figure is expected to reach 651 million by 2019.

    In EVMs not only make the whole process much simpler and in sync with the concurrent lifestyle, with people being able to vote from home or on the move, but it would also increase the participation of people in the democratic process, especially in the urban area.

     The levels of usuage of internet make the world as well as the democracy in new phase. The using of internet is an advanced technology which develops new idea and which benefit the people and the country too.



















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