Elections And The Airwaves

Elections And The Airwaves Context: Political parties had free airtime during the recently concluded Karnataka Assembly elections on public broadcasters All India Radio (Akashvani) and Doordarshan. To avoid any preferential treatment in obtaining primetime slots, the Election Commission distributes time vouchers transparently using a lottery […]

EC Criticized For VVPAT Defects

EC Criticized For VVPAT Defects Context  The Congress party has chastised the Election Commission (EC) for failing to notify political parties of the discovery of 6.5 lakhs of faulty Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.  Points to Ponder: Pawan Khera, the party’s spokesperson, has […]

Election Commission of India

Election Commission of India #GS-02 Governance For Prelims: Election Commission of India: The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional body responsible for administering Union and State election processes in India. It is responsible for administering elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and […]

PIB Analysis 14-09-22

Election Commission declares 253 RUPPs as inactive Registered Unrecognized Political Parties (RUPPs) Under section 29A of the RP Act, every political party has to communicate any change in its name, head office, office bearers, address, PAN to the Commission without delay. The election Commission deactivates […]