Chief Election Commissioner

Status update? Election Commission to rethink working with Facebook, says Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat

Status update? Election Commission to rethink working with Facebook, says Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat

The CEC said the Constitutional body is taking the possible data breaches and their misuse very seriously.

Mar 23, 2018, 10:19 AM IST
'No weakness' in decision: New CEC OP Rawat on disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

'No weakness' in decision: New CEC OP Rawat on disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

The Election Commission had recommended 20 MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) be disqualified for holding offices of profit as ‘parliamentary secretaries.’ 

Jan 23, 2018, 14:26 PM IST
OP Rawat appointed new Chief Election Commissioner, Ashok Lawasa made Election Commissioner

OP Rawat appointed new Chief Election Commissioner, Ashok Lawasa made Election Commissioner

The appointment of the Election Commissioner was made as a vacancy would have arisen in the three-member poll panel after the retirement of Achal Kumar Jyoti on Monday.

Jan 21, 2018, 19:15 PM IST
BJP activist shot dead in Tripura

BJP activist shot dead in Tripura

A BJP party member was shot dead by unidentified miscreants in Tripura`s Gomati district on Wednesday night, hours after Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti ended his two-day visit to the Left-ruled state to review poll preparedness and directed improvement in the law and order situation in order to hold state elections.

Nov 30, 2017, 16:08 PM IST
State assembly elections: Election Commission of India goes extra mile for differently-abled voters

State assembly elections: Election Commission of India goes extra mile for differently-abled voters

Voting in Himachal Pradesh will take place on November 8 and counting will be on December 18. EC says state governments in HP and Gujarat have already been told to assist diffrerntly abled voters in every way possible.

Oct 12, 2017, 16:38 PM IST

Former CEC Krishnamurthy pitches for state-funding of polls

The move would ensure that there is no nexus between corporates and political parties.

Sep 18, 2017, 12:50 PM IST
Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

A CEC or an EC can have a tenure of six years or hold office till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

Jul 06, 2017, 20:11 PM IST
Achal Kumar Joti - All you need to know about the next Chief Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Joti - All you need to know about the next Chief Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Joti is a 1975-batch Indian Administrative Service officer.

Jul 04, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti appointed as next CEC

Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti appointed as next CEC

A CEC or an EC can have a tenure of six years or hold office till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

Jul 04, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

Need political consensus for simultaneous elections: CEC Nasim Zaidi

The CEC said that the Election Commission was ready to hold simultaneous Lok Sabha and state legislative polls if "certain conditions are met" and more resources are provided.

Oct 19, 2016, 16:20 PM IST

Ready to hold national, state polls simultaneously: CEC Zaidi

India's Election Commission is prepared to simultaneously hold general and state assembly polls provided there is a consensus among all political parties and constitutional amendments to this effect, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has said.

Jul 05, 2016, 14:02 PM IST

Assembly Elections 2016: Assam chief electoral officer meets representatives of political parties

The Chief Electoral Officer of Assam on Saturday met representatives of political parties and discussed issues related to conducting the Assembly election next month in a free and fair manner.

Mar 19, 2016, 21:15 PM IST

Assam Assembly Elections 2016: Congress demands withdrawal of Election Expenditure Observer

 Assam Congress on Friday asked the Election Commission to withdraw Election Expenditure Observer Raghavendra Singh from the state for allegedly acting in a "partisan" and "high-handed" manner against a particular political party.

Mar 18, 2016, 18:46 PM IST
JNU row: President, Election Commission to take action against Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal for 'support' to anti-nationals?

JNU row: President, Election Commission to take action against Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal for 'support' to anti-nationals?

The row over anti-national slogans in Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University fails to die down.

Feb 16, 2016, 17:05 PM IST

India has 85 crore registered voters: CEC Zaidi

CEC Zaidi said the poll body has made good progress in adding new voters, in the age group of 18-19 years.

Jan 25, 2016, 20:03 PM IST

CEC to travel to Assam next week to review poll preparations

The Chief Election Commissioner is expected to visit Assam next week to review the preparations for Assembly elections scheduled to be held in March-April next year.

Dec 15, 2015, 18:37 PM IST

Majority of candidates 'under-reporting' poll expenses: EC

The CEC said their data indicates that candidates are under-reporting expenses within the prescribed ceiling.

Dec 15, 2015, 15:52 PM IST

Central forces will be deployed in all booths in West Bengal polls: EC

EC will deploy central forces and IT-enabled efficient and smart observers for smooth conduct of election process.

Dec 10, 2015, 21:39 PM IST

Poll panel team in Bihar to review preparations

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi, along with his team, arrived in Bihar capital Patna on Friday on a two-day visit to review preparations for the upcoming assembly polls, an official said.

Aug 07, 2015, 12:07 PM IST

EC will work for fair and impartial elections: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi on Wednesday said the EC will work to strengthen its image of impartiality and neutrality and ensure that the task of conducting free and fair elections in the country is done diligently.

Aug 05, 2015, 21:42 PM IST