Election Commission of India on 17 April 2013 announced that it is planning to come up with a driving license like-hard plastic voter ID cards and replace the long existing laminated voter identity cards.
The Deputy Election Commissioner, Alok Shukla made that announcement at New Delhi that new voter cards with colour photos would be first issued in North-Eastern States, Assam and Nagaland. The Election commission will charge a fee of 50 Rupees from the people who want their ID Cards to be converted into the Plastic Cards. The choice of getting the Voter Cards converted into the hard plastic cards will completely depend upon the voters will.
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