Q. Which of the following is/are the function/s of election commission of India?
1.To determine the territorial areas of the electoral constituencies throughout the country on the basis of the Delimitation Commission Act of Parliament.
2.To grant recognition to political parties and allot election symbols to them.
3.To act as a court for settling disputes related to granting of recognition to political parties and allotment of election symbols to them.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: The powers and functions of the Election Commission with regard to elections to the Parliament, state legislatures and offices of President and Vice-President can be classified into three categories, viz, 1. Administrative 2. Advisory 3. Quasi-Judicial In detail, these powers and functions are:

  • To determine the territorial areas of the electoral constituencies throughout the country on the basis of the Delimitation Commission Act of Parliament.
  • To prepare and periodically revise electoral rolls and to register all eligible voters.
  • To notify the dates and schedules of elections and to scrutinize nomination papers.
  • To grant recognition to political parties and allot election symbols to them.
  • To act as a court for settling disputes related to granting of recognition to political parties and allotment of election symbols to them.
  • To appoint officers for inquiring into disputes relating to electoral arrangements.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity