- The Election Commission of India (ECI) will get 30,000 new paper trail machines in July
- Augmenting its present stock to a level where it can deploy these units in all polling stations during the Assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh later this year
- The Electronics Corporation of India Limited and the Bharat Electronics Limited manufacture EVMs and VVPATS for the Commission
- For the Commission to allow the use of VVPATs in all polling stations in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, it needs 16,15,000 more such machines
Not much new information here, except points 3 and 4. VVPATs has been in the news frequently.