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In a meeting of the Central Information Commission held on 27 March, the information commissioners opposed the govt's proposal and saw it as an attack on their independence.
The EC now appears like an extension of the Centre and not an institution that can take government to task.
T.S. Krishnamurthy said none of the parties are taking any interest in any electoral reform & all of them are interested in status quo.
Court issues directions to Modi government to bring greater transparency in appointment of CIC and Information Commissioners.
India’s new CEC Sunil Arora ‘knows how to get stuff done’. But he will also be the least experienced poll chief to manage Lok Sabha elections.
Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat says expenditure on poll advertisements on social media will be added to expenses of candidates.
OP Rawat noted that "machinations" of data theft, data harvesting and fake news pose a potent threat to the electoral process in the country.
Chief Election Commissioner O.P.Rawat put to rest all speculations on simultaneous elections.
Sunil Arora, who will take charge as chief election commissioner in December, will have overseen just 10 assembly polls by the time the general elections roll in. That's less than half the experience his predecessors had in 2009 and 2014.
Poll panel told to work out ways to reduce the number of phases in elections to shorten the period of the model code.