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Tag Archives: Election Commission

SC scolds ECI for not debaring convicted politicians

The Supreme Court on Wednesday scolded the Election Commission for not taking a clear stand on a plea seeking to bar convicted politicians for life. The court made it clear that the poll panel couldn’t remain silent on the issue. A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha said: “Is silence…

Change of guard in EC today; Joti will take over from Zaidi

  Election Commissioner (EC) Achal Kumar Joti, a 1975-batch IAS officer who joined the three-member Commission as an Election Commissioner on May 8, 2015, will take over from the outgoing Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi who is set demit office on completion of tenure today (05 July 2017) Joti,…

Parrikar secures own goal

  Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar might have secured an own goal by asserting that constitutional authorities can become more corrupt than politicians when vested with absolute power. The barb was seen aimed at the Election Commission days after he recommended an audit of Rs 16.86 crore bills submitted by…

What’s wrong with the EC?

No one in the Nirvachan Sadan knows Tamil and this has prevented the EC from initiating appropriate action in the recent high-voltage TN political affairs. The Election Commission issued V K Sasikala a notice just last week, even though complaints regarding her elevation as AIADMK’s interim general secretary had started…

Vipul (IAS:2009) making another app for EC this time

With the Election Commission getting ready to announce the dates for polls in five states, an EC app is on the anvil. Punjab-based IAS officer Vipul Ujwal, the brain behind the recently launched Swachh Bharat Google toilet locator, has been given the task of putting together the EC’s official app….

IPS officer barred from visiting any poll-bound district

Acting on complaints, Election Commission has transferred a policeman in West Midnapore district and also instructed IPS officer Bharati Ghosh not to go to any poll-bound district ahead of the last phase of election on Thursday. The EC said it will not hesitate to respond to violence of any sort,…

Speculations rife over Mamta’s fate

With polling for West Bengal’s five out of six phases complete, and the fate of 269 of 294 assembly seats sealed, Mamta Banerjee’s fate is being widely speculated about. TMC’s reign of terror, corruption issues including the Narada scam, division in Muslim votes (28 per cent) are being cited as…

Soumen Mitra takes over as Kolkatta PC

  Soumen Mitra took over as the new Police Commissioner of Kolkata on Wednesday after Rajeev Kumar was removed from the post by the Election Commission following complaints against him by opposition parties. Soon after assuming the chair at Lalbazar Police Headquarters in Kolkatta, Mitra, an IPS officer of the…

IT dept to assist EC in holding free & fair election

For the first time in history, the Income Tax department, as part of supporting the Election Commission in conducting free and fair polls in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry on May 16, has set up a 24×7 control room and a toll free number for controlling ‘unaccounted cash’ during the election…

Achal Kumar Jyoti appointed as Election Commissioner

Former Gujarat Chief Secretary Achal Kumar Jyoti has been appointed as the Election Commissioner. Mr. Jyoti retired from active service in January, 2013 before serving in various capacities in Gujarat. He was also posted at the Kandla Port Trust between 1999 and 2004. After H S Brahma demitted the office of…

Nasim Ahmad Zaidi will be next Chief Election Commissioner

Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi (IAS:1976:UP) is all set to become the new Chief Election Commissioner. He will succeed H S Brahma Mr. Zaidi, assumed charge as Election Commissioner of India on 07.08.2012. He brings with him a rich experience of working in regulatory framework both at national & international levels….

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