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Tripura Introduced PVC-Electoral Photo Identity Cards First Time in the Country

Dec 1, 2013 10:14 IST

Tripura on 30 November 2013 introduced for the first time in the country PVC Electoral Photo Identity Card (PVC EPIC) as mandated by the Election Commission of India.

About PVC Electoral Photo Identity Card (PVC EPIC)

The new PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride- or Plastic) EPIC has many scientific security features to prevent duplication, forging and tampering. Unlike the present paper voter's card, the PVC-EPIC has inserted coded information of the elector. The information and government logos of the new EPIC would be visible only in ultraviolet light.

Tripura is the first state in India to introduce the newly designed EPIC.

The new card will be issued through the Common Service Centre of the central government's Information Technology department. The card was simultaneously introduced in 23 sub-divisions of all the eight districts of the State.

What is PVC?

Plastics are also called synthetic resins and are broadly classified into two categories: thermosetting resins and thermoplastic resins.

The thermosetting resins include phenolic resin and melamine resin, which are thermally hardened and never become soft again. Thermoplastic resins include Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS) and polypropylene (PP), which can be re-softened by heating.

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