Page-3 of Election Commission Current Affairs, GK & News

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 ..



Panel to look into Simultaneous Polls

The Prime Minister has constituted a committee to examine the issue of One Nation, One Election , and come up with suggestions in a time-bound manner. What does One Nation, One Election Stand For? At present elections to the state assemblies and the Lok Sabha are held whenever the incumbent government s five-year term ends ..


One Nation, One Election: Contradicting Views

The debate on the issue of the simultaneous polls to Assembly and Lok Sabha are again at the forefront. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called an all-party meeting to discuss the issue of simultaneous polls. Views of those who favour the Idea Reduced Expenditure on public exchequer: The money spent by the Election Commission on ..


EC asks Political Parties to Comply with SC s order on Electoral Bonds

In an interim order given by the Supreme Court (SC) in response to petitions filed by the NGO Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) challenging the electoral bond scheme, the political parties were asked to furnish the details of receipt through Electoral Bonds to the Election Commission (EC). Interim Order of the Supreme Court? Political parties ..



Appointments and Removal Process of the Election Commissioners and Trust Deficit Among Political Parties

Often it is said that the root problem of trust deficit of opposition parties especially the regional parties towards Election Commission lies at the flawed system of appointment of Election Commissioners. The Root Problem The Election Commissioners are appointed unilaterally by the government of the day. The governments for long haven’t paid heed to the ..