Sunday, 4 December, 2022
TopicChief Election Commissioner

Topic: Chief Election Commissioner

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System of candidate with most votes winning an outdated one, says former election panel head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

Chief Information Commissioner to have same status as CEC, rules Supreme Court

Court issues directions to Modi government to bring greater transparency in appointment of CIC and Information Commissioners.

Sunil Arora: The aviation ‘expert’ who will oversee India’s next general election

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.

Social media platforms promise to curb posts that can affect poll process, says CEC

Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat says expenditure on poll advertisements on social media will be added to expenses of candidates.

Current laws inadequate to check abuse of money in polls, says Chief Election Commissioner

OP Rawat noted that "machinations" of data theft, data harvesting and fake news pose a potent threat to the electoral process in the country.

Election Commission rules out possibility of one nation, one poll

Chief Election Commissioner O.P.Rawat put to rest all speculations on simultaneous elections.

Election Commission inexperienced to handle 2019, fear former poll body chiefs

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.

Urgent need to curb hate speeches during poll campaigns: Former CECs

Poll panel told to work out ways to reduce the number of phases in elections to shorten the period of the model code.

Amid AAP ruckus, new CEC O.P. Rawat says nothing’s wrong with poll panel

Former IAS officer insists the EC always acts with objectivity, agrees that a lot of areas of the electoral process are in the need for reform.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
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Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.