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A case for down-to-earth governance

A case for down-to-earth governance Context: The article discusses the challenges in a democratic form of governance and suggests ways to strengthen the democratic governance structure in India. Challenges: 1. Money Around the world, electoral democracies are affected by the issue of funding political parties and elections. Money has become an important factor deciding the winnability of the candidates. Money is required to win elections legitimately, even when people a

Should there be one Nation one Election?

PM on One Nation, One Election Recently, the Prime Minister of India has addressed the concluding session of the  80th All India Presiding Officers Conference via videoconference, at Kevadiya (Gujarat) on the occasion of Constitution Day (26th November). All India Presiding Officers Conference It began in 1921, and the Gujarat event marks its centenary year. Theme for 2020: ‘Harmonious Coordination between Legislature, Executive and Judiciary: Key to a Vibrant Democracy&

AP Govt vs State Election Commission

AP Govt vs State Election Commission The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by the Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy government against the Andhra State Election Commission’s decision to conduct gram panchayat elections amid the COVID-19 vaccination drive, saying “elections have been held in this country in far more difficult times”. The court said the State government’s reluctance to conduct the elections and the wording of its appeal suggested an “ego battle&rd

LAW PANEL TO EXAMINE SIMULTANEOUS ELECTION

LAW PANEL TO EXAMINE SIMULTANEOUS ELECTION The issue of holding the simultaneous election of Lok Sabha and the state assembly election had been referred to the Law Commission of India for a practicable road map and framework. What is a simultaneous election? The “One Nation, One Election” idea forms a system where elections to all state assemblies and the Lok Sabha will have to be held simultaneously. It will involve the restructuring of the Indian election cycle in a man

Delisting of Inactive Political Parties

Delisting of Inactive Political Parties Recently, the Election Commission declared 253 other political parties to be "inactive" and ordered the delisting of 86 registered but unrecognized political parties that it discovered to be "non-existent." Major Findings The 253 parties were delisted for the following reason: They failed to react to the letter or notification that was provided to them and failed to participate in any elections, including those for the G

Election Commission & Election Symbol

Election Commission & Election Symbol The Shiv Sena factions led by current Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and former CM Uddhav Thackeray have recently been prohibited by the Electoral Commission from using the party's name and election symbol. About To maintain equality between the two antagonistic groups and to uphold their rights and interests, is being done. to serve the current Bye-elections' intended purpose and to continue until the controversy in the matter has be

Office-of-Profit

Office-of-Profit A "Second opinion" was requested by the Governor of Jharkhand in the office-of-profit case involving the Chief Minister's demand for dismissal. About A political crisis in the state of Jharkhand resulted from the Election Commission sending its decision to the Governor of the state in response to a petition by the BJP asking for the CM's disqualification from the Assembly in the office-of-profit case. Office of Profit The Constituti

Remote Voting Facility

Remote Voting Facility The Union government recently informed the Supreme Court that it is thinking about implementing a remote voting system that would allow non-resident Indians (NRI), particularly migrant workers, to cast their votes while maintaining the integrity of the electoral process. What is the History? Officials from the Election Commission suggested adopting blockchain technology to facilitate remote voting in 2020. The goal is to remove voting's geographic rest

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