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electoral bonds

Govt curtails sale period of electoral bonds in May to 5 days from 10 days

The government, however, did not give any reason for reducing the time period for sale of electoral bonds.

May 02, 2019, 09:54 AM IST

SC asks parties to disclose details of donations received through electoral bonds to EC

All political parties, who received donations through electoral bonds, have been directed by the Supreme Court to furnish receipts and submit all the related details in a sealed cover to the Election Commission by May 30. Watch this video to know more.

Apr 12, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

Disclose details of electoral bonds funding to EC: SC asks parties

All political parties, who received donations through electoral bonds, have been directed by the Supreme Court to furnish receipts and submit all the related details in a sealed cover to the Election Commission by May 30. Watch this video to know more.

Apr 12, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

SC orders political parties to furnish electoral bond donation details to EC by May 30

If the identity of the purchasers of electoral bonds meant for transparent political funding is not known, then efforts of the government to curtail black money during polls would be "futile”,  the top court has earlier said.

 

Apr 12, 2019, 11:37 AM IST

Supreme Court's verdict on validity of electoral bonds today

A day after the first phase of national election concluded, the Supreme Court is set to deliver its verdict on plea challenging the government's electoral bond scheme for political funding. Watch this video to know more.

Apr 12, 2019, 10:28 AM IST

Centre opposes EC's stand in SC on electoral bonds, says poll panel's concerns lack merit

The Centre said that earlier individuals or corporates were making huge cash donations to political parties using “illicit means of funding”.

Apr 03, 2019, 22:43 PM IST

Sale of electoral bonds in 3 tranches from March: FinMin

The bonds will be sold in three tranches from March 1-15, April 1-20 and May 6-15.

Feb 28, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

7th tranche of electoral bonds sale to kick off from January 1

Electoral bonds aggregating to Rs 1,056.73 crore were purchased by citizens or entities till the completion of sixth phase of issuance of electoral bonds in November 2018.

Dec 28, 2018, 10:54 AM IST

5th tranche of electoral bonds sale from Oct 1: FinMin

Electoral bonds are being pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties as part of efforts to bring transparency in political funding.

Sep 27, 2018, 17:43 PM IST

State Bank of India to issue first electoral bonds from March 1

The State Bank of India (SBI) has been authorised to issue and encash first electoral bonds from March 1 this year.

Feb 23, 2018, 07:23 AM IST

Electoral bonds will cleanse political funding: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

The government had on January 2, 2018, outlined contours of the new electoral bonds that donors can buy from SBI.

Jan 07, 2018, 13:09 PM IST

Electoral bonds will curb graft in political funding: Amit Shah

Amit Shah on Tuesday said the government's move to notify a scheme of electoral bonds would bring transparency in political funding.

Jan 03, 2018, 00:53 AM IST

FM Arun Jaitley announces contours of electoral bonds for political funding

The bearer instrument will not carry the name of the payee and can be bought for any value, in multiples of Rs 1,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10 lakh or Rs 1 crore, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in a statement in the Lok Sabha.

Jan 02, 2018, 17:39 PM IST

Electoral bonds likely to carry validity of 15 days

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had proposed issuance of electoral bonds in Budget 2017-18.

Dec 12, 2017, 11:26 AM IST

Govt finalising electoral bonds scheme: Finance Minister

The bonds will not carry the name of the donor and routing of the money through banks will ensure that only tax paid money comes into the political system.

Sep 28, 2017, 23:13 PM IST

Debate on Finance Bill in Rajya Sabha: FM Jaitley defends electoral bonds, says new donation norms will cleanse political funding

During the debate on Finance Bill in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the new bill will cleanse political funding in a scenario where donors are reluctant to reveal identity.  

Mar 29, 2017, 16:57 PM IST

Electoral bonds cannot become parallel currency: FM Jaitely

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that the electoral bonds announced in Union Budget 2017-18 to promote legitimate funding of political parties cannot become a parallel currency and thus would be valid only for a specific duration.

Mar 08, 2017, 20:10 PM IST

File returns by December or lose tax exemptions: Govt to political parties

Donations to political parties via electoral bonds will be confidential, donor's identity not to be disclosed, Adhia said.

Feb 02, 2017, 13:13 PM IST