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NETA App launched to rate and review elected representatives

Former President Pranab Mukherjee has launched the National Electoral Transformation (NETA) mobile application that allows voters to rate and review their political representatives.
NETA App launched to rate and review elected representatives
  • The app is the brainchild of a 27-year-old entrepreneur Pratham Mittal.
  • It is a first of its kind platform in India that allows voters to rate and review the political representatives in their constituencies.

About the NETA app:

  • The app aims to foster political accountability and transparency among leaders.
  • It is inspired by US' approval system.
  • Using it, voters can review and rate their elected representatives (MLAs, MPs and ministers) and hold them accountable as well.
  • It will also help to determine the popularity of politicians and electoral candidates, using public polls.
  • This app is also seen as an instrument to gauge voter sentiment across constituencies in the country.
  • It uses multiple mediums like the app, IVR calls, SMS and even offline activations with the help of Aashawadi and Aanganwadi workers to gather data on evolving political inclinations.
  • The app is available on Andriod and iOS and web in 16 languages to cater to a diverse user profile.
  • It uses combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI), one-time password (OTP) and Aadhaar numbers to ensure that voters who rate leaders are genuine.
  • This app was piloted during February 2018 bypolls in Rajasthan's Ajmer and Alwar constituencies.
  • It was later used in Karnataka ahead of the assembly elections in May 2018.
  • The app in its beta version has already seen over 1.5 crore voters rating and reviewing their local leaders.

Questions:

Q1. Which mobile application is launched that allows voters to rate and review their political representatives?
a. National Election Transformation (NETA)
b. National Electoral Transformation (NETA)
c. National Exclusive Transformation (NETA)
d. None of the above

Q2. Who has launched the mobile application?
a. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
b. Former President Pranab Mukherjee
c. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
d. President Ram Nath Kovind
NETA App launched to rate and review elected representatives NETA App launched to rate and review elected representatives Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on August 26, 2018 Rating: 5

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