UPSC PRELIMS 2020: SVEEP

SVEEP

Topic: SVEEP

Topic in Syllabus: Indian Polity

 

Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation program-SVEEP

SVEEP

Recently SVEEP Nodal Officers from across the country met in a two-day National Conference of SVEEP Nodal Officers which was organized by the Election Commission of India to deliberate upon the blueprint for the next five years.

Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation program, better known as SVEEP, is the flagship program of the Election Commission of India for voter education, spreading voter awareness and promoting voter literacy in India. Since 2009, we have been working towards preparing India’s electors and equipping them with basic knowledge related to the electoral process.

 

Goal of the SVEEP programme

SVEEP’s primary goal is to build a truly participative democracy in India by encouraging all eligible citizens to vote and make an informed decision during the elections. The programme is based on multiple general as well as targeted interventions which are designed according to the socio-economic, cultural and demographic profile of the state as well as the history of electoral participation in previous rounds of elections and learning thereof.

 

Aim

Building a stronger democracy through greater synergy with Civil Society Organisations, Media and Corporate Houses and even greater queries, suggestions, and participation from individuals.

 

Sample Question:

Consider the following statements regarding Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation(SVEEP) programme by the Government of India :

1) National voter’s day is celebrated every year on January 25th as part of the SVEEP programme by the election commission of India.
2) Systematic Voter’s Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) was launched by Election Commission of India to inform, educate, motivate and facilitate voters and in turn make Indian democracy more participative and meaningful.
3) The SVEEP programme has been successful in increasing voter registration and high voter turnout with greater participation from youth and women.

 

Which of the above statements are true ?

a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) 1 & 3 only
d) All of the above

 

Answer: d