Election Commission Current Affairs, GK & News

SC on Short Tenures of CECs

The Supreme Court of India recently called out the Central Government for the short tenure of the Chief Election Commissioners. The five-judge constitution bench was hearing a plea on insulating the office of chief election commissioner and election commissioners from political and executive interference. What did the Supreme Court say? The apex court held that ..

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Matdata Junction

The Chief Election Commissioner of India Rajiv Kumar launched the radio series “Matdata Junction”. Key facts Matdata Junction is a year-long voter awareness programme launched jointly by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the All India Radio (AIR). This radio series has a total of 52 episodes. It was produced by the ECI in ..

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National Voters Day

Every year, the National Voters Day is celebrated on January 25. The day is celebrated to increase the enrolment of new voters in the country. Theme of National Voters Day 2022 Making elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative Awards Every year, the National Awards for the Best Electoral Practices are conferred at state and district level ..

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Sunil Arora, former CEC joins Advisory board of international democracy body

Former chief election commissioner (CEC) of India, Sunil Arora, has joined the board of advisers of the International Institute for Democracy & Electoral Assistance (IDEA). Key Points Sunil Arora has been selected as he brings rich leadership experience, skills and knowledge to contribute significantly towards working of the international institute. Sunil Arora was the 23rd chief election commissioner ..

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Sushil Chandra: Next Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra recently took over as the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. About Sushil Chandra Sushil Chandra was appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. He was appointed as the Election Commissioner along with Ashok Lavasa and Arora in 2019. He will oversee the ..

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What is Digital Voter ID Card?

Digital voter ID card is the electronic form of EPIC or Elector’s Photo Identity Card. This would make the voter ID card available on people’s phone. It can be downloaded through OTP authentication. This will help the Election Commission cut costs need for printing and distribution of the hard copies. Currently, EPIC is available only ..

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