Special Expenditure Observers

News:Election commission of India has appointed former IRS officers as special expenditure observers for Maharashtra polls. Facts: About Special Expenditure observers: The Special Expenditure Observers are appointed by the EC under the powers conferred under Article 324 of the Constitution and the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The special observers will be supervising and… Continue reading Special Expenditure Observers

EC to review penalty for ‘false plaint’

The Election Commission has decided to re-examine the Rule 49MA which prosecutes a voter for making a false complaint of malfunction of an electronic voting machine(EVM) or voter verifiable paper audit trail machine(VVPAT). Rule 49MA says that voter who claims that the EVM or the VVPAT machine did not record his or her vote correctly… Continue reading EC to review penalty for ‘false plaint’

EVM, postal ballot counting can be done simultaneously, says ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued directions to the Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all the States and Union Territories that the Electronic Voting Machines(EVM) and postal ballot counting can be done simultaneously. The EC said that once the EVM counting is completed,the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail(VVPAT) slips counting can start as… Continue reading EVM, postal ballot counting can be done simultaneously, says ECI

Bad debt norms:RBI to seek EC nod

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to reach out to the Election Commission (EC) before releasing its new circular for banks. The new circular would replace its February 12 circular that Supreme Court had disallowed earlier.The Model Code of conduct specifically exempted the conduct of monetary policy which is crucial part of the… Continue reading Bad debt norms:RBI to seek EC nod