Election Commission of India (ECI) Current Affairs

SC asks government to formalise Election Commissioners’ appointment through Law

The Supreme Court has asked the Union government to formalise appointment of election commissioners through law. Need The Supreme Court has observed that even though the Election commissioners have been so far appointed in a very fair manner, there exists a legitimate expectation in the Constitution of India that Election Commissioners, who are charged with the free and fair conduct of elections be Read More…

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Election Commission joins hands with Facebook to Launch First Time Nationwide “Voter Registration Reminder”

The Election Commission of India has joined hands with Facebook to launch nationwide voter registration reminder aimed at reminding eligible Indian voters to register themselves on the electoral rolls. Salient Highlights As a part of the initiative, Facebook will activate a unique ‘Register Now’ button reminding all the eligible Indian users to enrol themselves as voters. Read More…

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Law Ministry: Poll Candidates have to Declare their and Spouse’s Source of Income

Election contestants will have to declare their own and their spouses’ sources of earning in the affidavits filed before contesting polls. At present, it is mandatory for the poll contestants to disclose the details of assets and liabilities for self, spouse and three dependents in Form 26 at the filing of nomination papers but not the source Read More…

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2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly election result

Election Commission of India (ECI) has declared the results of Delhi Legislative Assembly election 2015. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) headed by social activist turned politician Arvind Kejriwal with 67 seats has emerged as the largest party in the house of 70 seats. Arvind Kejriwal is going to take oath as Chief Minister on 14 February Read More…

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National Voters Day observed on 25th January every year

Every year National Voters’ Day (NVD) is observed on 25th January. This year i.e. 2015 is fifth National Voters’ Day and theme of this year is Easy Registration, Easy Correction. Functions: On this occasion, awards for best electoral practices are given to Chief Electoral Officers and District Election Officers. Media houses and civil society organisations Read More…

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Cyberabad CP awarded by ECI for Best Electoral Practices-2014

Cyberabad Police Commissioner (PC) CV Anand has been conferred with the Election Commission of India’s (ECI’s) National Special Category Award for the Best Electoral Practices- 2014. He has been bestowed this award for the commendable election related measures taken by him in the area of ‘Expenditure Monitoring and Tackling Money Power’ during the General Elections Read More…

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