Tag: Election Commission

Parties Must Publish Candidates Criminal Cases On Sites: SC

New Delhi: In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed political parties to upload on their respective websites the details of all pending criminal cases against candidates contesting polls, citing the alarming increase in criminalisation of politics in past four general elections. A bench headed by Justice R.F. Nariman said the parties would […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
EC Makes Fresh Push For Electoral Reforms With Law Ministry

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday made a fresh push for electoral reforms with the government, including making paid news and false affidavits electoral offences. In a meeting with Legislative Secretary G Narayan Raju, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and fellow Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra also discussed linking of voters list or […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
EC proposal to link electoral roll with Aadhaar under examination: Law Minister

New Delhi: An Election Commission proposal to link electoral roll with Aadhaar to check duplicate entries is “under examination”, the Law Ministry has informed the Lok Sabha. In a written reply, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said to ensure preparation of error-free electoral roll and prevent duplication of entries, the EC has proposed […]

  • Monday, 19 April 2021
COVID-19 outbreak: CEC, ECs opt for voluntary 30% cut in basic salaries
COVID-19 outbreak: CEC, ECs opt for voluntary 30% cut in basic salaries

New Delhi: The three-member Election Commission of India on Monday announced to take a voluntary 30 per cent cut in their basic salaries for one year from April 1, 2020, with a view to reduce the burden on the exchequer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora and two Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa […]

  • Sunday, 18 April 2021
Bihar Elections
EC Decides Against Postal Ballot Facility To Voters Above 65

New Delhi: After criticism from various political parties, the Election Commission on Thursday said that it has decided not to extend the facility of postal ballot to electors above 65 years of age in the coming Bihar Assembly elections and in bypolls due in near future. The Commission, in a statement, said that it “has […]

  • Thursday, 15 April 2021
Pipili Bypoll Postponed After Congress Candidate Succumbs To COVID-19

Puri: The Pipili bypoll has been postponed following the untimely demise of Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj who succumbed due to COVID-19 infection on Wednesday. The Puri Additional District Magistrate (ADM)…

  • Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Election Commission
EC Announces Bypolls For 64 Seats Including 2 In Odisha Along With Bihar Assembly Elections

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday announced that by-polls for the 64 assembly and one parliamentary seats in different states will be held around the same time with the Bihar Assembly polls, dates for which will be announced later. ECI during the meeting with Chief Secretaries of all states and electoral officers decided that […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
Election Commission Announces Dates For Bihar Polls: Voting From Oct 28, Results On Nov 10

New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday and announced the dates for the Bihar Legislative Assembly elections which will be held in three phases. The first phase of polling for the 243 member House will be held on October 28, while the second and third phase will be held on November 3 and […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
COVID Effect: To Prevent Large Crowds, EC Reduces No Of Star Campaigners For Bihar Polls, Bypolls

New Delhi: Concerned over large gatherings during campaigning for the upcoming Bihar assembly elections and bypolls in several states amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Election Commission on Wednesday reduced the maximum number of ‘star campaigners’ for recognised national and state parties from 40 to 30. For unrecognised registered political parties, the maximum number of star […]

  • Sunday, 11 April 2021
Flout Covid SOPs, Face Action, Poll Panel Warns Parties

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday shot off a letter to the Presidents and General Secretaries of all recognised national or state political parties, warning against flouting of Covid-19 guidelines issued earlier. It said that non-compliance of instructions during the period of “public interface” will attract actions as per provisions of Sections 51 to […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
EC Frets As Star Campaigners, Leaders Don't Wear Masks While Campaigning

New Delhi: Amid rising coronavirus cases, the Election Commission on Friday flagged instances of star campaigners and political leaders not wearing masks while campaigning, and asked them to follow in…

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
Kamal Nath's 'Item' Remark: SC Stays EC Order Revoking Star Campaigner Status For MP Bypolls

New Delhi: In a relief to Kamal Nath, the Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Election Commission and stayed its order of withdrawing star campaigner status of the former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader. Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi, representing the Election Commission, submitted before a bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde that […]

  • Saturday, 10 April 2021
EC Notice To Mamata Banerjee Over Remark On Central Forces

Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) has again issued a show cause notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, seeking a written explanation for her “attempt to berate and vilify…

  • Friday, 09 April 2021
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Election Commission Concludes Injuries Sustained By Mamata Banerjee Not Result Of Attack: Sources

New Delhi: The Election Commission has ruled out that there was any attack on West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee that led to her injuries, sources in the poll body said on Sunday. After reviewing the reports sent by its two special poll observers and the state government, the Commission concluded […]

  • Saturday, 03 April 2021
Election Commission
EC Makes Record Seizures Worth Rs 331 Cr Ahead Of Assembly Polls

New Delhi: The Election Commission has made record seizures amounting to Rs 331.47 crore under the expenditure monitoring process in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, even ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls. The record seizures have been made even though polling is yet to start in these states/Union Territory, as it is […]

  • Saturday, 03 April 2021