Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicChief Election Commissioner

Topic: Chief Election Commissioner

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.

There should be a rule that no CEC is offered another lucrative job after retirement

Our Election Commission is globally renowned; those questioning it forget it is a premier institution in this country.

Gujarat elections are the lowest point in the history of the Election Commission

Part of the problem lies with the quality of appointees. In practice this is one more institution monopolised by ex-IAS officers.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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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