Elections

Election Commission affidavit on ‘one seat-one candidate’

8/4/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that it supports the proposal to allow one candidate to contest from only one constituency in an el ...

Sale of Electoral bonds to begin

23/2/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The first sale of electoral bonds will start from March 1 for a period of 10 days at four main branches of State Bank of India in Chennai, Kolkata, Mu ...

Office of Profit

21/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission of India recommended disqualification of 20 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs after it found each one of them guilty of holding ‘Offi ...

Election Commission set up Committee on Model code of Conduct

14/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission (EC) has set up a 14-member committee to suggest changes to Section 126 of the Representation of the People (RP) Act, which pr ...

Electoral Bonds

5/1/2018 | Indian Polity | Elections

The scheme, announced during the 2017 Budget, aims to bring to book the donations made to all major political parties. About Electoral bond: An electo ...

The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill of 2017

23/12/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill of 2017 has been introduced by the government in the Parliament. Highlights of the Bill: The Bill se ...

Supreme Court agrees to examine plea to bar politicians from contesting from two seats

12/12/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Supreme Court agreed to adjudicate on whether politicians could be barred from contesting from more than one seat in an election and sought assist ...

VVPAT to be used in Gujarat polls

29/9/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission of India will use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) gadgets with Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in all 50,128 votin ...

Proxy voting

10/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians by amending electoral laws. Proxy voting. Proxy voting is a form o ...

NOTA in Rajya Sabha polls

8/8/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Supreme Court has refused to stay an Election Commission circular issued in January 2014 that introduced NOTA in the Rajya Sabha elections. What i ...

Corporate funding norms for political parties eased

26/3/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Lok Sabha approved a proposal by the government as part of amendments to the Finance Bill, 2017 that relaxes conditions for corporate funding to p ...

The poll Police

16/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Commission (EC) asked its poll officers in Uttar Pradesh to book editorial heads of one media group for violating the code of conduct by ...

Electoral Bonds

4/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

In order to structure the political funding better and to bring transparency, government has introduced ‘electoral bonds,' for which the government is ...

Budget proposals will help clean up political funding

3/2/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

Government accepted the recommendations of Election commission to cap the anonymous donation to donation to Rs2, 000, down from Rs20,000. This proposa ...

SC wants paper trail in EVMs for fair poll

12/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Supreme Court has reiterated the necessity to implement the Vote Verifier Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in electronic voting machines (EVMs) to ensure ...

Model Code of Conduct

10/1/2017 | Indian Polity | Elections

Model Code of Conduct has come into force following the poll dates announcement in UP. With the Model Code of Conduct in place, the state government h ...

E-postal ballots

27/10/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

The government has issued a notification amending rule 23 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, enabling service voters, including armed forces per ...

Centre moves on vote Totaliser machines

31/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

In a big electoral reform move, government has decided to discontinue the practice of revealing booth-wise results within constituencies. According to ...

EC to review national, State status of political parties every 10 years

24/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

Election Commission of India amended rules whereby it will now review the national and state party status of political parties every 10 years instead ...

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016

11/8/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha on February 24, 2016. It seeks to amend the Representation of the People Act, 195 ...

National Electoral Roll Purification 2016

23/7/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP) programme has been launched across the country by election commissioner to enhance the purity and fidelity ...

Government bid to allow foreign funding of parties

7/4/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

The government has proposed an amendment with retrospective effect that will allow political parties to accept donations from overseas companies whose ...

Amendment To The Delimitation Act, 2002 And The Representation Of The People Act, 1950

20/2/2016 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to amend section 11 of the Delimitation Act, 2002 and section 9 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 ...

Parties Under Right to Information

28/8/2015 | Indian Polity | Elections

It had taken just a few months in office last year for the BJP to reverse its stand on bringing political parties under the purview of the Right to In ...

Paid News: EC Moots 2-Yr Jail Term

1/4/2015 | Indian Polity | Elections

In a bid to end poll-time corruption, the Election Commission has mooted making paid news an electoral offence punishable with two years in prison and ...

Law Commission Report On Poll Reforms

12/3/2015 | Indian Polity | Elections

The Law Commission has submitted its report on electoral reforms to the Centre, recommending that Independents should be banished from the poll arena ...

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