Proxy Voting Current Affairs, GK & News
The Election Commission recently proposed the use of postal ballot to enable NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) to cast their votes. This could be done using the ETPBS or Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System. The NRIs got voting rights only in 2011 by an amendment to the Representation of Peoples Act, 1950. Currently, NRIs can only vote ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
The first vote for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections was cast in Arunachal Pradesh by service voters from a remote Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) unit located in the eastern tip of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Votes through postal ballots have been cast from Lohitpur for many constituencies in India and the ballot papers have ..
Lok Sabha passes Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2017 to allow proxy voting to overseas Indians
Lok Sabha has passed Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017 by voice vote to extend the facility of ‘proxy voting’ to overseas Indians, on the lines of service voters. The Bill seeks to amend Representation of People Act (RPA), 1950 and Representation of People Act (RPA), 1951 to allow for proxy voting and make ..
Category: Legal & Constitution Current Affairs
The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend proxy voting to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and overseas Indians. Currently, only service personnel are permitted to vote through proxy. To make proxy voting for NRIs a reality, government is going to introduce bill to amend the Representation of People Act. Key Facts This decision will enable ..