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Independent mechanism to appoint Chief Election Commissioner, ECs soon? SC refers plea to Constitution Bench

The plea was filed by Anoop Baranwal seeking a transparent selection process for appointment of Election Commissioners in the poll panel. 

Oct 23, 2018, 13:49 PM IST

Can hold national and state elections together from September 2018: Election Commission

The Centre has been mulling over aligning the upcoming state elections, scheduled to be held in November-December 2018, with the Lok Sabha elections 2019

Oct 05, 2017, 09:55 AM IST

Former bureaucrat Sunil Arora appointed Election Commissioner

After Nasim Zaidi retired as Chief Election Commissioner in July, there was a vacancy in the poll panel.

Aug 31, 2017, 22:13 PM IST

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

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

Banning tainted leaders from polls: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing

The Supreme Court today refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea raising questions like whether people facing trial in serious crime cases can be allowed to contest and at which stage of trial, a lawmaker would stand disqualified.

Apr 03, 2017, 13:00 PM IST

Om Prakash Rawat assumes charge as new Election Commissioner

Om Prakash Rawat on Friday assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner.

Aug 14, 2015, 22:26 PM IST

Om Prakash Rawat assumes charge as new Election Commissioner

Om Prakash Rawat on Friday assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner.

Aug 14, 2015, 22:26 PM IST

Bihar Assembly polls: CEC, EC to visit Patna; review poll preparations

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and Election Commissioner Achal Kumar are likely to visit Patna next week to review the preparations for the upcoming Assembly poll elections in the state.

Aug 02, 2015, 15:25 PM IST

Achal Kumar Jyoti appointed Election Commissioner

 Former Gujarat chief secretary Achal Kumar Jyoti has been appointed as Election Commissioner, filling one of the two vacant positions in the commission.

May 08, 2015, 10:08 AM IST

Money in elections root cause of corruption: Ex-CEC Quraishi

Money generated from scams has begun to play a role in the polling process in India while the need for funds for election is the root cause of corruption, former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi said Saturday.

Dec 21, 2014, 00:33 AM IST

Pakistan appoints new election commissioner amid protest

Pakistan`s new Chief Election Commissioner took his oath of office Saturday as opposition protests for a probe into allegations of vote rigging by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif run into their fourth month.

Dec 06, 2014, 18:07 PM IST

J&K polls: National Conference complains to EC against PM Modi's 'defamatory' speeches

National Conference on Sunday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making "wild, unsubstantiated and defamatory accusations" against the party leadership during his recent speeches in election rallies in the state.

Nov 30, 2014, 19:13 PM IST

Driver ferrying Jaitley responsible for putting on beacon light: CEC

 Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today said the driver ferrying Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was responsible for putting on a beacon light when the latter attended a party programme here on Tuesday.

Nov 13, 2014, 23:36 PM IST

JMM urges CEC to acquaint villagers with paramilitary forces

 Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Wednesday urged Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath to launch an awareness campaign in villages of Jharkhand before deploying para-military forces there ahead of the five-phased polls starting November 25.

Nov 12, 2014, 23:46 PM IST

Will come down heavily in cases of partiality or inaction: CEC

In a strict warning to officials, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said the poll panel will "come down heavily" on them in cases of "partiality", "partisan conduct" or "inaction".

Apr 07, 2014, 00:47 AM IST

Maharashtra is `capital of paid news`: Election Commissioner

Terming Maharashtra as "the capital of paid news", Election Commissioner H S Brahma Friday asked the media fraternity to stop this practice, which has attracted a lot of attention in the recent years and led to calls for self-regulation.

Mar 28, 2014, 19:09 PM IST

Don`t let loan defaulters contest polls: Bank employees to EC

Claiming that banks were suffering huge losses due to bad debts, several bank employees have demanded that loan defaulters should not be allowed to contest Lok Sabha elections.

Mar 25, 2014, 00:11 AM IST

Election Commission to follow Supreme Court`s judgement: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said Election Commission would follow Supreme Court`s judgement on disqualification of convicted MPs and MLAs in the coming Assembly elections in five states.

Aug 30, 2013, 23:59 PM IST

Bodoland not worth it, without human resource: Bramha

Election Commissioner Hari Shankar Brahma on Saturday asserted that the demand for a separate state of Bodoland is a "far cry" as the region is lagging behind in socio-economic development.

Oct 27, 2012, 23:27 PM IST