Page-5 of Election Commission Current Affairs, GK & News

SC scraps use of option in Rajya Sabha elections

Supreme Court scrapped use of NOTA (none of the above) option for Rajya Sabha elections, saying it defeats fairness in indirect elections, destroys democratic values and serves as Satan of defection and corruption. The ruling was given by three judges bench of SC comprising of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices A M Khanwilkar ..

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Election Commission to launch App to help voters to share malpractice proof

Election Commission of India (ECI) is launching multi-lingual mobile application called Model Code of Conduct Violation Reporting App ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The app aims at empowering people across the country to share evidence of malpractice by political parties, their candidates and activists directly with ECI. Key Facts Through this mobile app, ..

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Chandra Bhushan Kumar appointed as Deputy Election Commissioner

Government has appointed senior bureaucrat Chandra Bhushan Kumar as Deputy Election Commissioner. He will have tenure of five years. Bhushan is 1995 batch IAS officer of Union Territories Cadre. Election Commissioners Election commission is multi member body and currently has three members including Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). They all are appointed by the President for ..

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8th National Voters’ Day observed

The Election Commission of India (ECI) celebrated 8th National Voters’ Day across nation for enhanced participation of citizens in electoral process. The objective of the Day is to increase enrollment of voters, especially of newly eligible ones. It also spreads awareness among voters regarding effective participation in electoral process.  The theme for this years National Voters’ ..

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EC constitutes Umesh Sinha Committee for considering social media expansion

The Election Commission (EC) has constituted 14 member committee headed by Umesh Sinha to suggest changes to Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (RP Act) in view of social media expansion. Section 126 of RP Act, 1951 prohibits displaying any election matter by means of television or similar apparatus, during the ..

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