Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicChief Election Commissioner

Topic: Chief Election Commissioner

Chief Election Commissioner, colleagues curtail tax benefits on sumptuary allowances, use 1 LTC

The decision was taken following the first meeting of the Election Commission after Kumar assumed charge on 15 May.

New EC chief Rajiv Kumar is ‘low-profile & accessible’, expert on finance, public policy & law

Rajiv Kumar, who retired as finance secretary in Feb 2020, has worked on key aspects of several flagship projects under PM Modi, and monitored work on banking & pension reforms.

Rajiv Kumar is next chief election commissioner, to assume charge on 15 May

Besides the president and the vice president elections due shortly, the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and several assembly polls will be held under his watch.

All parties want UP polls on time while ensuring Covid protocol, says CEC Sushil Chandra

The CEC said number of polling booths will be increased and voting time enhanced by an hour. Polling officials will be vaccinated and those eligible will be given a booster dose.

Did Ashok Lavasa case change it all for EC? Why India needs a TN Seshan: Ex-IAS officer

The election commissioners should have controlled the madness in West Bengal, but their partisan attitude has only strengthened the negative impression about civil services.

Sushil Chandra appointed as 24th Chief Election Commissioner

Chandra is an ex-officio member of the Delimitation Commission since 18 February, 2020 looking after the process in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

7 crore single-use gloves, 46 lakh masks & 6 lakh PPE kits arranged for Bihar voters

The EC announced Friday that Bihar assembly polls will be held in 3 phases from 28 October and the results will be declared on 10 November.

Govt has agreed to proposal to allow voters above 65 years to use postal ballot: CEC 

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, however, said the facility of voting through postal ballot will not be extended to those Covid patients having comorbidities.

Poll model code of conduct is good enough, doesn’t need legal backing: CEC Sunil Arora

In an interview with ThePrint, CEC Sunil Arora made light of criticism lobbed at EC for allegedly failing to check hate speech during Delhi polls.

Modi govt tells EC it will amend laws to link Aadhaar with voter IDs to enable remote voting

Govt assures poll watchdog it will soon take the proposal to Cabinet for approval as this would require amendments to Representation of People’s Act.

On Camera

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(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, was signed earlier this month, say sources. Supplies would be fast tracked as per Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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