elections in india

EC asks CBDT to look into finances of 200 parties

December 21, 2016

Election Commission has announced that it is going to delist 200-odd political parties which exist only on paper. Election Commission suspects that many of these dormant parties could be nothing but used for money-laundering operations. These political parties were found to have not contested any election since 2005. EC...

Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS)

November 25, 2016

Election Commission of India (ECI) in collaboration with defence officers in Puducherry’s Nellithope Assembly Constituency successfully conducted Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS). For all the four service voters of the constituency, Postal Ballots were transmitted electronically and in return three valid postal ballots were received back. ETPBS helps...

PM suggests state funding of elections to combat corruption

November 16, 2016

Prime Minister Modi has suggested state funding of elections as a measure to fight corruption and improve transparency in public life. He has also called the political parties to achieve consensus on holding simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha and State Assemblies. State funding of elections To tackle the menace...