Election Commission of India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Election Commission sets up panel to revise Expenditure Limit for candidates

On October 21, 2020, Election Commission constituted a committee under Harish Kumar, the former director general investigation and the election commission Secretary General Umesh Sinha. The two- member committee will examine the expenditure limit of candidates contesting in Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections. Highlights The need to increase expenditure has come up due to the ..

ECI makes provisions for Postal Ballot for Elderly People and disabled

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has come out with new instructions for people with disabilities. The form required for postal ballot is to be delivered at the residence of all those who are above 80 years of age. Highlights If the person opts for postal ballot, the Booth Level Officer will collect the filled ..

Did women of India have voting rights before Independence?

The United States observed the 100th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day on 26th August to commemorate the allowance of the constitutional right to vote to the American women. In the context of the special day let us discuss the voting rights of Indian Women before Independence. Previous conditions British officials opined that the voting right ..

No Postal Ballot for Persons above 65 years of Age in Bihar Assembly Elections: ECI

The Election Commission of India has issued guidelines that electors above the age of 65 years will not be extended the postal ballot facility in the upcoming assembly elections in Bihar and also the by-elections. The decision has been taken due to the problems arising out of logistics, manpower and safety protocols during the COVID ..

Indelible Ink

The Election Commission has decided to allow the health authorities to make use of indelible ink for stamping of home quarantined people. Use in Home Quarantining Process The Election Commission has allowed the indelible ink to be used for marking people for home quarantining in light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the people’s reluctance ..