Political Parties Current Affairs - 2020

Election Commission launches PPRTMS-an online system

On January 1, 2020, the Election Commission of India launched an online system that will allow political parties to track their applications. The system is called Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System (PPRTMS). Highlights The system will track applications registered by political parties. The status of the application shall be obtained through SMS or e-mail. Read More…

SC directs political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds in to EC

The Supreme Court has directed all political parties to furnish details about the receipts of electoral bonds in a sealed cover to the Election Commission. Electoral Bond Scheme The government had notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 on January 2, 2018. As per provisions of the Electoral Bond scheme, electoral bonds may be purchased by Read More…

Political Parties Oppose Footing Bill for ads on criminal record

The political parties have opposed the directive of the Election Commission that a candidate should bear the bill to publicise his criminal record since it eats up the share of the election expenditure limit. Political Parties have written to the Election Commission expressing concerns over the Election Commissions directive. What is the Issue? To check Read More…

Government announces details of electoral bonds for political funding

The Union Government has announced details of electoral bonds for political funding that can be routed by donors to political parties. The electoral bonds scheme was announced in Union Budget 2017 with an aim for increasing transparency in political funding. It makes India first country in the world to have such unique bonds for electoral Read More…

Election Commission grants National Party status to All India Trinamool Congress

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has granted national party status to All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Party led by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The party has fulfilled the required conditions to become a national party after getting status of state party in four states. The TMC is ruling the West Bengal Government Read More…