Tag: Chief Election Commissioner

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  • A flawed democracy~III

    A flawed democracy~III

    The Representation of the People Act, 1950 needs to be amended to remove existing anomalies in registration to be included in the electoral rolls. EC has proposed specific amendments to correct the existing problems.

    July 13, 2019
  • Ominous suggestion

    Ominous suggestion

    There is something almost ominous in the suggestion of the Chief Election Commissioner to “revisit” a rule that provides for prosecution of a voter if a complaint of EVM or VVPAT malfunction turns out to be false.

    June 8, 2019
  • President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

    President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

    Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, accompanied by Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra, called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan to submit a list of winners of Lok Sabha elections 2019.

    May 25, 2019
  • Pressured action

    Pressured action

    Hardly has a single loudmouth been reprimanded by their party’s leadership.

    April 17, 2019
  • Demand for total ban on liquor during General Elections

    Demand for total ban on liquor during General Elections

    Arihant Rishi requested the Chief Election Commissioner of India for total liquor prohibition during the Lok Sabha elections in the country, which is going to be held from April 11 to May 19, 2019, in 7 phases, and in the assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim.

    April 1, 2019
  • Gender should play a major role in LS poll

    Gender should play a major role in LS poll

    Mainstream political parties notwithstanding, this election could actually be a turning point for gender equality in the country, should various other factors fall into place.

    March 20, 2019
  • Political parties in Kashmir urge ECI to hold simultaneous polls for assembly and Lok Sabha in J&K

    Political parties in Kashmir urge ECI to hold simultaneous polls for assembly and Lok Sabha in J&K

    The Commission asked the state administration to conduct operations on EVMs and VVPATs in the presence of stakeholders such as political parties and candidates to ensure transparency.

    March 4, 2019
  • Lok Sabha elections will be held on time, informs CEC

    Lok Sabha elections will be held on time, informs CEC

    When asked about the EC's stand on inflammatory speeches, Arora said in his review meetings, he tried to find out the status of such cases lodged during previous elections.

    March 1, 2019
  • Opposition parties ask poll panel to cross-check 50% votes with VVPAT

    Opposition parties ask poll panel to cross-check 50% votes with VVPAT

    This development and its outcome will have a significant bearing given that the high stake Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are just a few weeks away.

    February 4, 2019
  • India to send observers to Bangladesh for elections

    India to send observers to Bangladesh for elections

    The team of observers has been deputed by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora. The observers would be travelling to Bangladesh from 28-31 December.

    December 20, 2018
  • Sunil Arora takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner today

    Sunil Arora takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner today

    A 1980-batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Arora had worked in ministries such as finance, textiles and also at the Planning Commission.

    December 2, 2018
  • Sunil Arora set to be new Chief Election Commissioner

    Sunil Arora set to be new Chief Election Commissioner

    A former Rajasthan-cadre IAS officer of 1980 batch, Sunil Arora (62) will take over as the new CEC on December 2, a day after incumbent CEC OP Rawat demits office on attaining 65 years of age

    November 26, 2018
  • Chief Election Commissioner Rawat justifies deletion of voters in Telangana

    Chief Election Commissioner Rawat justifies deletion of voters in Telangana

    Congress and other parties also flagged their concern during meeting with the Election Commission team headed by CEC on Monday.

    October 24, 2018
  • Now a mobile app to check poll code violations

    Now a mobile app to check poll code violations

    Rawat said the application has an in-built option which will help the people tick a box to keep their name and cell phone number secret.

    September 16, 2018
  • ‘EVMs have stood test of time’

    ‘EVMs have stood test of time’

    An IAS officer of the 1971 batch, Dr Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi was Chief Election Commissioner from 30 June 2010 to 12 June 2012, the first Muslim to head the poll panel. One of the most vocal CECs, he planned and supervised many state assembly elections during his two-year tenure. He has authored a book titled …

    September 8, 2018
  • Poll panel team to visit Telangana for election preparedness

    Poll panel team to visit Telangana for election preparedness

    Ahead of the full meeting of the Election Commission, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Friday appeared to hint at the possibility of holding Assembly elections in Telangana along with the polls due in four other states in December this year.

    September 7, 2018
  • Balloon pricked

    Balloon pricked

    Finally a balloon has been authoritatively pricked ~ at least for the immediate future. The categorical assertion of the Chief Election Commissioner that there will be no simultaneous polls for the assemblies of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Chhattisgarh along with the Lok Sabha elections (due in the spring/summer of 2019) should ease tensions that …

    August 25, 2018