Karnataka State Police Election Site
Karnataka recently completed a statewide
election that drew national attention.
During this eventful political exercise, the Karnataka
Police created a standing example of a model Citizen centric
e-Governance project in the form of the website
The site is now archived since the election is over
but the authorities have stated that it will start operating again at the
next election time.
The website contained near real time information on
the law and order developments across the state with each district as a
unit. It also effectively utilized the information available on the
election commission website including the list of candidates and their
The site also had a handbook for the Police containing
legal provisions regarding elections in IPC, various circulars and
notifications of the election commission etc. It had also a facility for
the public to lodge complaints.
Without doubt this was a pioneering effort for Police
in any state in India and would be a trend setter for other states.
June 9, 2008