EC seeks help from defence ministry to produce film for service voters

New Delhi [India]: The Election Commission of India wrote a letter to the Ministry of Defence seeking their assistance in making a film to educate the voters serving in the various armed forces and the paramilitary.

It has sought help from the armed forces and central para-military forces in its bid to educate the services voters.

The Commission has also given a nod to the Defence personnel and the central para-military forces personnel to cast their votes through one-way electronic transmission system.

As per the sources, a meeting was held with various wings of the Armed Forces on facility of ETPBS (Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballet Paper System).

The film will help the Armed Forces through their various channels to reach out to the last soldier, airman and sailor.

The Commission has engaged the services of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) to shoot the film, which is expected to be of 10 to 15 minute duration.

The Election Commission has communicated the relevant locations in order to cover all the diversified terrains in which the armed forces are deployed.

The preferred set of location sought for shooting the film are Leh, Munabo, Vishakhapatnam and Jodhpurs. While Leh will showcase the Army serving in the high altitude, Munabo location will be used to shoot both Army and the Border Security Force. The Navy and Coast Guard will be filmed in Vishakhapatnam while Jodhpurs will be exclusively used to film the Air Force.

Meanwhile, the Commission also announced the dates of the elections to be held in five states of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.(ANI)