Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicChief Election Commissioner

Topic: Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commission proposes making paid news and false affidavits electoral offences

CEC Sunil Arora, Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra also discussed linking of voters list or electoral roll with Aadhaar numbers to clean up duplicate entries.

EVMs can’t be tampered with, says CEC Sunil Arora as he rules out return to ballot system

Speaking at an event, the CEC said the Election Commission will engage with political parties in coming days on various electoral reforms and the model code.

EC had flagged concerns over electoral bonds to Modi govt after Lok Sabha elections too

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora had written to the law minister reiterating a range of bond-related reforms that were pending with the government.

Constitutional protection for commissioners, 1 candidate, 1 seat — reforms EC to push again

EC had last raised the pending reforms with law ministry on 2 September and will now reiterate them in a meeting with the law secretary.

TN Seshan, former CEC who cleaned up India’s electoral system, dies at 86

Known for his no-nonsense approach, Seshan is credited with enforcing model code of conduct and bringing in electoral reforms in the 1990s.

Should EC make dissent in its decisions public or does it promote needless public scrutiny?

Two former chief election commissioners have said that a dissenting opinion by an election commissioner must be mentioned in the poll body’s order.

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu protests outside poll panel’s office saying it’s tyrannical

TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu wrote to the chief election commissioner saying the EC is autocratic, with a partisan attitude.

Modi govt wants bureaucrats to address complaints against information commissioners

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. 

Under Modi regime, the Election Commission needs the spine of former CEC T.N. Seshan

The EC now appears like an extension of the Centre and not an institution that can take government to task.

System of candidate with most votes winning an outdated one, says former election panel head

T.S. Krishnamurthy said none of the parties are taking any interest in any electoral reform & all of them are interested in status quo.

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2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

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Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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