Conduct of Election Rules 1961 Current Affairs, GK & News

Why did Supreme Court issue notice over election of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Rajya Sabha?

On November 18, 2020, the Supreme Court of India issued notice on petition against the election of the Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to Rajya Sabha. What is the issue? The Supreme Court bench comprising of Chief Justice S A Bobde, Justice Ramasubramanian and Justice A S Bopanna issued notice challenging the election of ..

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People of Age 65 years and above shall opt for postal ballot

The Law Ministry recently amended the Conduct of Election Rules. According to the amendment, the ministry has allowed the COVID-19 suspects to use postal ballot facility. Alongside, the ministry has also allowed the people of age 65 years and above to use the postal ballot facility. Highlights After the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, Bihar ..

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Postal ballot for disabled & voters aged above 80

On the recommendation of Election Commission, the Union Ministry of Law and Justice has amended Conduct of Election Rules, 1961, on October 22 that will now allow senior citizens and person with disabilities (PwD) in absentee voter list. The absentee voter refers to a vote cast by someone who is unable to go to polling ..

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Review of Section Rule 49 MA of the Conduct of Election Rules

The Election Commission of India (ECI) may revisit Section Rule 49 MA of the Conduct of Election Rules 1961. What does Rule 49 MA Prescribe? If a voter alleges that the paper slip generated by the VVPAT has shown the name or symbol of a candidate other than the one to which the vote was ..

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