The apex court bench of Chief Justice S.H. Kapadia, Justice K.S. Panikar Radhakrishnan and Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the commission to decide within three months on the petition by Nagpur-based Shiv Sena activist Rajindra Satyanarayan Gilda.
Gilda is seeking a provision whereby a device attached to the EVMs issues an acknowledgement slip to the voters, or a screen displays the vote. However, the acknowledgement slip can not be carried out of the polling booth and has to be deposited in a box.