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Editorial Board
Dr. CRAIG E. REESE
Professor, School of Business, St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens

Dr. S. N. TAKALIKAR
Principal, St. Johns Institute of Engineering, PALGHAR (M.S.)

Dr. RAMPRATAP SINGH
Professor, Bangalore Institute of International Management, KARNATAKA

Dr. P. MALYADRI
Principal, Government Degree College, Osmania University, TANDUR

Dr. Y. LOKESWARA CHOUDARY
Asst. Professor Cum, SRM B-School, SRM University, CHENNAI

Prof. Dr. TEKI SURAYYA
Professor, Adikavi Nannaya University, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA

Dr. T. DULABABU
Principal, The Oxford College of Business Management,BANGALORE

Dr. A. ARUL LAWRENCE SELVAKUMAR
Professor, Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, MELMARAVATHUR, TN

Dr. S. D. SURYAWANSHI
Lecturer, College of Engineering Pune, SHIVAJINAGAR

Mr. PIYUSH TIWARI
Ir. Executive, Dispatch (Supply Chain), SAB Miller India (Skal Brewaries Ltd.)

July
2011

IJMIE

Volume 1, Issue 2

ISSN: 2249-0558

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Prof S. R. BADRINARAYAN
Sinhgad Institute for Management & Computer Applications, PUNE

Mr. GURSEL ILIPINAR
ESADE Business School, Department of Marketing, SPAIN

Mr. ZEESHAN AHMED
Software Research Eng, Department of Bioinformatics, GERMANY

Mr. SANJAY ASATI
Dept of ME, M. Patel Institute of Engg. & Tech., GONDIA(M.S.)

Mr. G. Y. KUDALE
N.M.D. College of Management and Research, GONDIA(M.S.)

Editorial Advisory Board
Dr.MANJIT DAS
Assitant Professor, Deptt. of Economics, M.C.College, ASSAM

Dr. ROLI PRADHAN
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, BHOPAL

Dr. N. KAVITHA
Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Mekelle University, ETHIOPIA

Prof C. M. MARAN
Assistant Professor (Senior), VIT Business School, TAMIL NADU

DR. RAJIV KHOSLA
Associate Professor and Head, Chandigarh Business School, MOHALI

Dr. S. K. SINGH
Asst. Professor and Head of the Dept. of Humanities, R. D. Foundation Group of Institutions,
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Dr. (Mrs.) MANISHA N. PALIWAL
Associate Professor, Sinhgad Institute of Management, PUNE
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Jaipuria Institute of Management. SUPRIYA RAHEJA Assistant Professor.us Page 62 . Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University. PRABHU Assistant Professor. (Mrs. IT and Engineering http://www. BADAR ALAM IQBAL Associate Professor. BABITA VERMA Assistant Professor . U. DEHRADUN Mrs. NEELAM RANI DHANDA Associate Professor. UP Associate Editors Dr.S.ijmra.RAJKOT (INDIA) MOID UDDIN AHMAD Assistant Professor. Alagappa University. Technocrat Institute of Technology.Aligarh Muslim University. BHAYANI Associate Professor . HARYANA Dr. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ DR. GURGAON A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal . SUNEEL ARORA Assistant Professor. FARAH NAAZ GAURI Associate Professor. SKN Sinhgad Business School.Department of Business Management. Of MBA. CSE Department of ITM University. DBIT. NOIDA Dr. Department of Commerce. kuk.Bhilai Institute Of Technology. INDORE Ms.) ARCHANA ARJUN GHATULE Director. KARAIKUDI Mr. NEW DELHI Mr.A.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©. Dr. SPSPM. Lancaster University. BHOPAL Ms. Deptt. International Journal of Management. G D Goenka World Institute. P.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. MANISH KUMAR Assistant Professor. MONIKA BHATNAGAR Assistant Professor. AURANGABAD Prof. Department of Commerce. MAHARASHTRA DR. SANJAY J. Dr. Department of Commerce.

us Page 63 . IT and Engineering http://www.A. U.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©.Uttarakhand A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal . Mussoorie. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.ijmra.S. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ Title MANAGING ELECTION WITH MS PROJECT AS A TOOL Authors M. International Journal of Management.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. Chakraborty Senior Technical Director National Informatics Centre Training Unit.

Network Diagram. to Legislature of a State and to the Parliament of the Nation. Polling Station. National Informatics Centre (NIC). In India elections are held from Nyaya Panchayat in a village to Zilla Parishad in a District. Planning. PERT Chart. Free and fair elections have been held at regular intervals as per the principles of the Constitution since Independence. Working Time. Polling Booths. U.S. The strong Democratic Institutions in the country require free and fair polls.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. Elections are backbone of a Democratic State. The election process in the District starts with the notification of the Lok Sabha Elections by the Election Commission of India. India is the largest democratic country. Over Allocated Resources. Election is the most important activity in which the entire Government machinery is involved in conducting free and fair polls. Election Commission. Critical Path. so that a common man can cast his vote without any fear. The candidates nominated by various political parties or independents file their nominations in the available prescribed formats along with the A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal . which burdens the clerical staff a great deal. The entire election process proceeds in a step by step and time bound manner and all the steps involve a lot of paper work in the present set-up.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©. The Election Commission of India controls the entire process for conduct of elections to Parliament and Legislature of every State and to the offices of President and Vice-President of India. The smooth functioning of a Democratic State requires strong Democratic Institutions in the country. In a democratic country the people elect their representatives and leaders by elections. Nomination. Resources Allocation. Work Break Down Structure. District Election Office (DEO). Gantt Chart.us Page 64 . IT and Engineering http://www. The District Administration is the responsive nodal agency between the common man and the Government. Scrutiny. Resource Leveling. Electronic Voting Machine (EVM). International Journal of Management. Predecessor. Nomination. Key words: Project Management. Task Scheduling.ijmra. Successor. Resources. Counting.A. Milestones. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ Abstract: India is a largest democratic country in the world. The Government delegates this responsibility to the District Administration. Free and fair polls are the prime responsibility of the Government. Ballot. Introduction: In today’s world. Schedule Project.

Typically. candidates can start filing their nominations in the constituencies from where they wish to contest. reflected in the budgets of the concerned constituent unit of the Union . the expenditure incurred in conducting an election is approximately Rs.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©. In the existing system.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. expenditure related to preparation for electoral rolls and the scheme for Electors' Identity Cards too. The formal process for the elections starts with the Notification. the expenditure is shared equally. and salient features of the nomination forms are again entered in the registers. 30 Crores. During the last election of Lok Sabha more than 10 Lakhs Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) were used. however. As soon as Notifications are issued. the expenditure is shared equally between the Union and the State Governments. generally the District Magistrate. The major expenditure on actual conduct of elections is. which is finalized directly in consultation between the Commission and the Finance Ministry of the Union Government.ijmra. a number of registers are maintained in nomination filing. The nominations are received by the District Election Officer (DEO). At least four clerks sit in the chamber of the District Returning Officer to regulate the whole process.State and Union Territory. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ fees as per the norms of Election Commission. scrutiny and rejection and final list of contesting candidates is prepared in the alphabetical order. The final list of candidates in fray is then sent to the State Election Officer or Election Commission of India. International Journal of Management. IT and Engineering http://www. Budget & Expenditure: The Election Commission has an independent budget. Election Schedule: The Election Commission normally announces the schedule of elections a few weeks before the formal process is set in motion. In case of simultaneous elections to the Parliament and State Legislature. For Capital Equipment.A. If elections are being held only for the Parliament. The nomination papers filed are then checked by the employees and incomplete or invalid nominations are rejected. U.us Page 65 . the expenditure is borne entirely by the Union Government while for the elections being held only for the State Legislature. The withdrawal.S. the expenditure is borne entirely by the concerned State. These are scrutinised by the Returning Officer of A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal .

Three-stage randomization will be adopted. For physically challenged persons it is make sure that Polling Stations are located at the ground floor and ramps are provided.ijmra. The Observers will be asked to keep a close watch on every stage of the electoral process to ensure free and fair elections. This group will be trained for polling duties. from a wider district database of eligible officials. the Commission will also arrange Micro-Observers to observe the poll proceedings in the polling station on the poll day in selected critical polling stations. Polling Parties and Randomization: There are approximately 850000 polling stations in the country. U.S. Observers: The Commission will arrange Observers in adequate number to ensure smooth conduct Election. First. The entire process takes between 5 to 8 weeks for the national elections. in case of the Lok Sabha.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. The Commission compiles the complete list of Members elected and issues an appropriate Notification for the due Constitution of the House. 4 to 5 weeks for separate elections only for Legislative Assemblies. IT and Engineering http://www. in case of Vidhan Sabhas. from this trained manpower.us Page 66 . With this. A separate date for counting is fixed and the results declared for each constituency by the concerned Returning Officer. actual polling parties as required shall 7 be formed by A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal . the process of elections is complete and the President. The Observers will be given a detailed instruction by the Commission before the operation of the election. through special application software developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). International Journal of Management.A. Polling Stations. a shortlist of about 120% of the required numbers will be randomly picked up. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ the constituency concerned after the last date for the same is over after about a week. In the second stage. The validly nominated candidates can withdraw from the contest within two days from the date of scrutiny. Polling parties shall be formed randomly. and the Governors of the concerned States. can then convene their respective Houses to hold their sessions. They will be chosen from Central Government/Central PSUs officials. Micro Observers: In addition to Observers.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©.

3. the polling stations will be allocated randomly just before the polling party’s departure.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. 11.ijmra. 13. 31. 9. 18. 26. 19. 16. To manage and monitor the entire election process and its different activities. Sectors & Zones Draft list of Polling Stations. 30. MS Project can be used as an effective tool. 33. Announcement of Election Notification of Election Nomination Scrutiny Withdrawal Final list of Contesting Candidates Preparing final list of Polling Stations. 14. 23. 34. Sectors Magistrates & Zonal Magistrates Keeping reserved vehicles at HQ.3) Arranging Transport Requesting trucks. Arranging petrol and diesel Allocating vehicles for Polling Parties. 21.2. Polling Officer –1. 20. 2. 32. 7.S. 27. 6. 8. 10. 28. buses. Preparation of Route Map / Route Chart Assigning Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to Polling Booths Initializing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) Making Police Bandobast for Polling Parties Making Medical arrangements for Zonal & Sector Magistrates Dispersal of Polling Parties to Polling Stations Polling Re-Polling Counting Result Declaration A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal . 22. 24.2 & 3) Issue letters of Polling Duties Training . U. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ random selection software in the presence of ECI Observers. 4. International Journal of Management. 25.A. Sectors & Zones Getting approval of EC through CEO Final publication of Polling Booths Formation of Polling Parties Sending letters to all offices Determining people available Determining number required Formation of Polling Parties (Presiding Officer. In the third randomization. IT and Engineering http://www. The major activities identified to conduct an election are as follows: 1.I . 12. 29.to be imparted (Presiding Officer & Polling Officer –1) Training . jeeps etc. Sectors & Zones Publication of draft list of polling stations Preparing final list of Polling Station.us Page 67 .to be imparted (Presiding Officer & Polling Officer –1. 17. 5.II .Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©. 35. 15.

Scrutiny 1 day 3 5.to be imparted (Presiding Officer & Polling Officer –1) 8. IT and Engineering http://www.I . Formation of Polling Parties (Presiding Officer. Determining number required 1 day 15 8. Getting approval of EC through CEO 1 day 9 7 days 10 7. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ The WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURE (WBS) for the above activities along with its predecessors and activities duration is as follows: Task Name Duration 1.A. Publication of draft list of Polling Stations 6 days 8 7. Preparing final list of Polling Stations. Preparing final list of Polling Station. Final publication of Polling Booths 1 day 11 8. Sectors & Zones 6 days 1SS+2 days 7. Final list of Contesting Candidates 1 day 5 7. Training .ijmra.4.us Page 68 . Withdrawal 2 days 4 6.2 & 3) 8. Training .3.S.5. Nomination 7 days 2FS+7 days 4.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. Polling Officer –1. Formation of polling parties A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal . Announcement of Election 0 days 2.to be imparted (Presiding Officer & Polling Officer –1.2. Determining people available 6 days 14 8. U.3) 1 day 18 1 day 19 Predecessors 7.6.1.4.1.2. Sectors & Zones 7.5. Issue letters of Polling Duties 5 days 16 2 days 17 8.7.II . International Journal of Management.3. Notification of Election 1 day 1FS+10 days 3. Draft list of Polling Stations.2. Sending letters to all offices 2 days 2 8. Sectors & Zones 8.

0.00 3.S.00 A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal .4. Re-Polling 1 day 32 11.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©.8.10. Zonal Magistrate 8. International Journal of Management. Assigning Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to Polling Stations 8.11. Making Medical arrangements for Zonal & Sector Magistrates 8. 0.us Page 69 . jeeps etc. IT and Engineering http://www. Allocating vehicles for Polling Parties. Dispersal of polling parties to Polling Stations 9. Scrutiny Rs. U. Arranging transport 8.8. Making Police Bandobast for polling parties 2 days 12 3 days 27 1 day 28 8. Sectors Magistrate.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1.2. Initializing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) 8.31 10.12 8.A.13. Result Declaration 1 day 34 The approximate fixed costs of different activities as follows:- Task Name Fixed Cost 1. Requesting trucks. Counting 1 day 33 12. Nomination Rs.5. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ 8. buses. 2 days 22 1 day 22 8. Notification of Election Rs.8.ijmra.1.8.8. 0. 0. 5 days 16. Announcement of Election Rs.00 2. Polling 1 day 28 2 days 30 1 day 1FS+50 days.12. Keeping reserved vehicles at HQ.3.9.8.00 4. Preparation of Route Map / Route Chart 2 days 12 8. Arranging petrol and diesel 1 day 22 8.

000.8. 0. Arranging petrol and diesel Rs. 0.I .000. Requesting trucks. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ 5.00 7.00 Rs. 0.00 6. 0. Preparing final list of Polling Station. Sectors & Zones Rs.2. Assigning Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to Polling Stations 8. Allocating vehicles for Polling Parties. 0.9.to be imparted (Presiding Officer & Polling Officer –1.3) 8.00 8. IT and Engineering http://www. 0.00 8.2.8.ijmra. U.1. Determining number required Rs. 5. Arranging transport Rs.7.to be imparted (Presiding Officer & Polling Officer –1) 8. Training . Polling Officer –1.00 8. 0. 0. Final list of Contesting Candidates Rs.000.00 8. Withdrawal Rs. Formation of Polling Parties (Presiding Officer. 2. 0. Rs.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©. 500.00 A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal . Preparation of Route Map / Route Chart Rs. 0.5. Preparing final list of Polling Stations. jeeps etc. Draft list of Polling Stations. Initializing Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) Rs. 1. buses. International Journal of Management.000.A.3.000. Publication of draft list of Polling Stations Rs.00 Rs.6.8.00 8. 400. Issue letters of Polling Duties Rs. Sectors & Zones Rs.00 Rs.8.3. 5.00 Rs.000. 1.4.00 8. Sending letters to all offices Rs.1. Training .1.5.00 8. 50. 0. Rs.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. Determining people available Rs.000. Final publication of Polling Booths Rs. 50.2 & 3) 8.2.000.II .00 7.00 Rs.4.00 7. 300.3.00 7.S.000.8.00 8.00 7. 0. 8.2.000.us Page 70 .00 7.5.00 8.10.8. 0.4. 0. Formation of polling parties Rs. Getting approval of EC through CEO Rs.00 8.00 8. Sectors & Zones Rs. Sectors Magistrates & Zonal Magistrates Keeping reserved vehicles at HQ.

50.00/hr Rs. Rate EC 100% Rs.00/hr Rs. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ Making Police Bandobast for Polling Parties Rs. Dispersal of polling parties to Polling Stations Rs.00 8. 100. 100. IT and Engineering http://www. 100.00/h Police 100% Rs. DEO 100% Rs.00/h Polling Parties 25% Rs. 50.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©. Re-Polling Rs. Making Medical arrangements for Zonal & Sector Magistrates 8.00/hr Rs.00 The list of resources along with their utilization and approximate expenditure incurred is as follows: Resource Name Max.00/h Vehicles 25% Rs.11.00/h Medical 100% Rs.S.00/h RTO 100% Rs.00 10. 200.00/h Counting Staff 10% Rs.00/h A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal .00/hr Rs. Std.000. Rate Ovt. 50. 50. 500. 50. 500.12. 200. 100. U.00/hr Rs. 0.00/h SDM 100% Rs. 50.00/h SP 100% Rs.13. 0.00 8. Result Declaration Rs. 50.00/h Observers 25% Rs. 200. 100. 200. Counting Rs.00 11.00/hr Rs.us Page 71 . 50.00/h Dy. 200. 200. 200.00 9. International Journal of Management.00/hr Rs.000. 200.ijmra.00/hr Rs. 200.000. 500.00/hr Rs.00/hr Rs. 50.00/h DEO 100% Rs.A. Rs.00 12.000. 200. Polling Rs. Units.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1.00/hr Rs.00/hr Rs. 50.000. 100.

Scrutiny Predecess ors A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal .ijmra. 100. Notification of Election 3. DEO District Election Officer 3.us Page 72 . Announcement of Election Resource Names 0 days 1 day 1FS+15 days EC 7 days 2FS+7 days DEO 1 day 3 DEO 2.00/h NIC 100% Rs.A.S. CEO Chief Executive Officer 8. DEO District Election Officer 4. RTO Road Transport Officer 6. U. SP Superintendent of Police 5. 50. EC Election Commissioner 2.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©. NIC National Informatics Centre After assigning the resources to the different activities. Dy. SDM Sub Divisional Magistrate 7.00/hr Rs.00/h SNo. final plan of the election process is as follows: Task Name Durati on 1. Issue 2 __________________________________________________________ CEO 100% Rs. Resource Name Details 1. Nomination 4.00/hr Rs.July 2011 IJMIE ISSN: 2249-0558 Volume 1. IT and Engineering http://www. International Journal of Management. 100. 50.

SDM. Final publication of Polling Both 8.2. Sectors. DEO.SP 8 days 8 DEO.to be imparted (Presiding Officer & Polling Officer –1) 8.6. Zones 7. Sectors.3.to be imparted (Presiding Officer & Polling Officer –1. Zones 20 days 3 days 1SS+2 days DEO.3) 8.SDM.Dy.33 days 19 DEO.NIC 6.Dy.4. DEO.NIC 1. Determining number required 8.Dy.EC 1 day 11 DEO. DEO. DEO.A.Dy.NIC 1 day 15 DEO.SDM.Dy.II .SDM. Preparing final list of Polling Stations. Sending letters to all offices 2 days 8.1.NIC 14 DEO. DEO. Getting approval of EC through CEO 7.5.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©. Arranging transport 9.I .8. Issue letters of Polling Duties 8.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1.Dy.NIC 2 days 17 DEO. IT and Engineering http://www.67 days 16 DEO. International Journal of Management. Polling Officer –1.Dy.Dy.1.SDM. DEO.us Page 73 .2.2 & 3) 8. Zones 7. DEO.75 days A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal .33 days 18 DEO. Preparing final list of Polling Station.7.SDM 1 day 9 DEO.SDM 7. Formation of polling parties 20.33 days 8. U. Training . DEO. Sectors. Training .SDM 1.4.ijmra.5. DEO.2.3.EC 2 DEO. Draft list of Polling Stations. Formation of Polling Parties (Presiding Officer.Dy.Dy. Withdrawal 2 days 4 DEO 6. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ 5.S.SDM 7 days 10 DEO. Publication of draft list of polling stations 7. Final list of Contesting Candidates 1 day 5 DEO 7. Determining people available 6 days 8. DEO.

Dispersal of polling parties to 2 days polling station 8.SDM 28 DEO.Dy. DEO.SDM 32 DEO. 8. Result Declaration 0.Dy.SP 28 DEO. IT and Engineering http://www.SDM 31.12.SDM 12 DEO.Medical 30 DEO.Observers[25 %]. DEO. DEO.Dy.10.SDM 33 DEO.SDM 1 day 22 DEO.NIC 12 DEO.SP.S. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ 8. NIC 1.8. DEO.Dy.3. Preparation of Route Map / Route Chart 3 days 22 RTO 2 days 22 DEO. DEO.4.8.Observers[25%].2 days 8.8.75 Making Medical arrangements for Zonal & days Sector Magistrate 8.13. jeeps etc. U.Police. DEO.ijmra. International Journal of Management.SP.1FS+5 0 days DEO.Dy. Keeping reserved vehicles at HQ. buses.76 days 0.Dy.Police. Requesting trucks.SDM.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©.11.Dy.8.Observers[25 %]. Counting 0.1. Allocating vehicles for Polling Parties. DEO.56 days A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal .9. Making Police Bandobast for polling parties 1 day 0.Dy. Re-Polling 11.Counting Staff[10%].5. DEO.SDM 27 DEO. DEO.Dy.Observers[25 %]. Initializing Electronic Voting 3 days Machine (EVM) 8.NIC 34 DEO. Zonal Magistrate 8. Polling 0.A. 9. DEO.RTO.69 days 12.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1.SDM.SP.SDM. 3.85 days 10.SDM. DEO. Assigning Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to polling 2 days stations 8.Dy. DEO.Dy.2.Poll ing Parties[25%]. Sectors Magistrate.Medical.75 days 16.RTO 8.Dy. Arranging petrol and diesel 8.12 DEO.8.us Page 74 .SDM.

S.us Page 75 .Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©. U. IT and Engineering http://www. GANTT CHART VIEW: A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal .July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. International Journal of Management. These views are helpful in the analysis of the project. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ Task Dependency: FS : Finish to Start SS : Start to Start SF : Start to Finish FF : Finish to Finish PROJECT VIEWS: There are different views available in MS Project.A. Network Diagram and Pert Chart.ijmra. The important views are Gantt Chart View. Calendar View.

A. U.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ CALENDAR VIEW NETWORK DIAGRAM FOR THE ELECTION PROJECT: A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal .ijmra.S.us Page 76 . IT and Engineering http://www. International Journal of Management.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©.

Milestones d. Cash flow of the Project 3. Budget of the Project 4. Current Activities of the Project which includes the following a. 1. Critical Tasks c. Overview Report of the Project which includes the following: a. Tasks in Progress A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal . U. International Journal of Management. IT and Engineering http://www.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©.S.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. Budget Report of the project 5.A. Top-Level Tasks b. Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ PERT CHART: REPORTS: For analysis of the Project different reports can be generated using MS Project. Tasks-Starting Soon c.us Page 77 . Budget Report of the Project 6. Working Days 7.ijmra. Unstarted.Tasks b. Summary of the Project 2.

Cost of the Project which includes the following: a. MS Project helps in leveling the over allocated resources for the entire project or activity wise also. The slack time of various activities can also be calculated with MS Project. Lucknow (Noida Center). various types of required reports can be generated. the critical tasks can be tracked within time limit. Over budget Tasks b. International Journal of Management.A. Slipping Tasks 8. the use of MS Project is an important tool to handle.Included in the International Serial Directories Indexed & Listed at: Ulrich's Periodicals Directory ©. Who Does What When c. In MS Project. Work time for the different resources can be monitored with MS Project. Who Does What b. The budget allocation can be monitored.us Page 78 . A Monthly Double-Blind Peer Reviewed Refereed Open Access International e-Journal . Over allocated Resources 10. Resources Work Load Reports which includes the following: a. To-do List d. but imaginary. Resource Usage CONCLUSION: The monitoring of Election process using MS Project is more effective in conducting the election. monitor and in analysis of any important project. Therefore. Task Usage b. Resource Work Assignment Reports which includes the following: a.July 2011 IJMIE Volume 1. U. Completed Tasks e.S. The data used is not factual. IT and Engineering http://www. Should have started Tasks f. The optimum utilization of the resources for the election activities can be monitored. Over budget Resources c. Note: . Issue 2 ISSN: 2249-0558 __________________________________________________________ d. Using MS Project.This project work was done by the author during the training programme on “Project Management” conducted by IIM. Earned Value 9.ijmra.

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