Issues Associated with Election Commission of India

Synopsis: Recently, the Election Commission of India held a discussion. It was in the light of the many questions and doubts being raised regarding the model Code of Conduct and powers of ECI under Article 324. Background The Model code of conduct (MCC) is a set of guidelines that ECI issues. The political parties, candidates,… Continue reading Issues Associated with Election Commission of India

IEVP or International Virtual Election Visitors Programme (IVEP) 2021

What is the News? The Election Commission of India hosted the International Virtual Election Visitors Programme(IEVP) 2021. About International Virtual Election Visitors Programme (IEVP) 2021: The Election Commission of India(ECI) organized IEVP 2021. Attended by: Election Management Bodies(EMBs)/ Organisations from 26 countries and three International Organisations attended it. Focus of the programme: The programme aims… Continue reading IEVP or International Virtual Election Visitors Programme (IVEP) 2021

Supreme Court Allows Sale of “Electoral Bonds”

What is the News? The Supreme Court has refused to stay the sale of electoral bonds prior to the Assembly elections in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu. What was the case? An NGO, Association for Democratic Reforms(ADR), filed a petition. The petition demanded a stay on the sale of the Electoral bonds scheduled between April… Continue reading Supreme Court Allows Sale of “Electoral Bonds”

Why Electoral Bond Scheme should be declared unconstitutional?

Synopsis: The electoral bonds scheme violates the core principles of the Indian Constitution. It must be declared unconstitutional by the courts. Background The Electoral Bond Scheme was notified by the Government of India in 2018. For the last three years, electoral bonds have been the dominant method of political party funding in India. It allows… Continue reading Why Electoral Bond Scheme should be declared unconstitutional?

“Postal ballot” extended to certain people in Tamil Nadu

What is the News? For the first time in India, the Election Commission of India has allowed the casting of postal votes for a certain section of Peoples. In the upcoming Tamil Nadu assembly elections, the ECI allowed elderly voters aged over 80, the differently-abled, and persons tested positive for COVID-19 to cast a vote… Continue reading “Postal ballot” extended to certain people in Tamil Nadu

Remote Voting Facility in India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The Chief Election Commissioner has proposed to include the ‘remote voting facility’ in the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections. This will enable voters to cast votes from remote locations and improve voter turnout. However, the success of this method depends on various other steps including the creation of enabling infrastructure for remote voting. In… Continue reading Remote Voting Facility in India – Explained, Pointwise

Madras High Court on Use of Public Funds for Campaigns

What is the News? The Madras High Court has asked the ECI (Election Commission of India) to ensure that public funds are not for campaign purposes. What was the case before the Madras High Court? A political party filed the PIL in the Madras High Court. It seeks a direction to ECI to prohibit ministers,… Continue reading Madras High Court on Use of Public Funds for Campaigns

The Issue of Public trust on ECI |Election Commission

Synopsis: The public trust gained by the ECI (Election Commission of India) over the years is reducing. It is due to an increasing doubt over the fairness of the polls. Background Recently, the Citizens’ Commission on Elections (CCE), released the second part of its report “An Inquiry into India’s Election System. The retired Supreme Court… Continue reading The Issue of Public trust on ECI |Election Commission

Electoral Bond and its challenges – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction Recently the Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea to stay the fresh sale of Electoral Bonds. It is a significant decision considering the upcoming state assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Assam. Political parties rely on Electoral Bonds for the majority of their funding. Electoral bonds are surrounded by criticisms… Continue reading Electoral Bond and its challenges – Explained, Pointwise

SC agreed to hear the issue of “electoral bonds”

What is the News? The Supreme Court agrees to hear a plea on staying the fresh sale of Electoral Bonds. The hearing of the case has been set before the upcoming state assembly elections. It is important considering the dependency of political parties on electoral bond for funding. What are Electoral Bonds? Electoral Bonds are… Continue reading SC agreed to hear the issue of “electoral bonds”