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  2. Commission's Notice dated 20th April, 2019 to Shri Navjot Singh Sidhu, Leader of Indian National Congress

    Commission's Notice to
    Shri Navjot Singh Sidhu,
    Leader of Indian National Congress
    NOTICE
    Whereas, the Commission has announced the schedule for holding the General Election to the House of the People, 2019 vide Press Note no. ECI/PN/2019, dated10/03/2019 and provisions of Model Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates have come into force from that very date; and
    Whereas, the Chief Electoral Officer, Bihar, vide his letter dated  16th April, 2019  has forwarded a copy of video clip of the speech delivered by you on 15th April, 2019 at Blocks Barsoi and Barari of Katihar District in Bihar wherein you have made the following statements:-
    " ..........मैं अपने मुस्लिम भाईयों को एक ही बात कहने आया हूं कि आप ये ऐसी constituency  है जहाॅ आप Minority  बनके Majority   में हो 62 फीसदी constituency  में आपका वर्चस्व है ये BJP वाले शडयंत्रकारी लोग आपको बाॅंटने का प्रयास करेंगे। आपके वोट को बाॅंटने का प्रयास करेंगे। मैं कहता हूँ  अगर आप इकट्ठे आये तो तारिक साहब को भी दुनिया की कोई भी ताकत हरा नहीं पायेगी" and

     "..........आज साज़िश हो रही है पूर्णिंया में। मैं आप सब को चेतावनी देने आया  हूँ मुस्लिम भाईयों आप 64 प्रतिशत  आबादी हो यहाॅं पे। मेरे मुसलमान भाई जितने भी हैं वो ये मेरी पगड़ी है। आप सब लोग पंजाब मे भी काम करने जाते हो पंजाब में हमारी तरफ से प्यार मिलता है, मेहमां जो हमारा होता है जान से प्यारा होता है। अगर आपको कोई दिक्कत हो पंजाब में मैं मंत्री हूं जिस दिन पंजाब आईयेगा सिद्धू को अपने साथ खड़ा पाईयेगा कंधे से कंधा मिलाकर खड़ा पाईयेगा लेकिन मै आपको चेतावनी देने आया हूंॅ बहनों भाईयों ये बाॅंट रहे हैं आपको। मुस्लिम भाईयों वो यहाॅं पे आपको ओबैसी साहब जैसे लोगों को लाकर एक नई पार्टी साथ में खड़ी करके आप लोगों की वोटें बाॅंट के ये जीतना चाहते है। अगर तुम लोग इकट्ठे हुए 64 प्रतिशत आपकी आबादी है Minority Majority  में है यहां पे यदि तुम इकट्ठे हुए और इकट्ठे होकर एकजुट वोट डाला तो सब उलट जायेंगे मोदी सुलट जायेगा छक्का लग जायेगा......."; and
    Whereas, it has been informed that FIR has been lodged against you for these statements under relevant sections of Law in Barsoi Police Station of Katihar District ; and
    Whereas, your said statement has been widely published in the electronic and print media; and 
    Whereas, Para (3) of part I ‘General Conduct’ of “Model Code of Conduct for the guidance of Political Parties and Candidates”, inter-alia, provides that there shall be no appeal to caste or communal feelings for securing votes, and Para (4) of the said part I provides that all parties and candidates shall avoid scrupulously all activities which are corrupt practices and offences under the election law; and
    Whereas, sub-section (3) of Section 123 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which deals with ‘Corrupt Practices’ provides:
    “The appeal by a candidate or his agent or by any other person with the consent of a candidate or his election agent to vote or refrain from voting for any person on the ground of his religion, race, caste, community or language or the use of, or appeal to religious symbols or the use of, or appeal to, national symbols, such as the national flag  or the national emblem, for the furtherance of the prospects of the election of that candidate or for prejudicially affecting the election of any candidate….”; and
    Whereas, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, vide judgement and Order dated 2.1.2017, in CivilAppeal No 37 of 1992 (Abhiram Singh vs C. D. Commachen), with Civil Appeal No.8339 of 1995, has held that Religion and Caste cannot be used by anyone while making any statement during electioneering or otherwise; and
    Whereas, the Commission is prima facie of the opinion that you have violated the aforesaid provisions of the MCC and the R. P. Act,1951 and also wilfully disobeyed the aforesaid Order of Hon'ble Supreme Court by making the impugned statements;
    Now, therefore, the Commission, after considering the available material and extant instructions on the matter, has decided to provide you an opportunity to explain your stand regarding the said statement. Your explanation shall be submitted within 24 hours of receipt of this Notice, failing which the Commission shall take a decision without further reference to you.

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  3. Commission's order to Sh. Parvesh Sahib Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party

    Commission's order to Sh. Parvesh Sahib Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party in the matter of violation of Model Code of Conduct and provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.
     
    View MCC Violation Reports

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  4. Statement by ECI

    Statement by ECI
    A report appearing in The Tribune today, i.e., 28.7.2020 titled “J&K polls after delimitation” is attributed to Shri G.C. Murmu, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor (LG), J&K. Similar statements of LG were earlier reported by The Hindu dated 18.11.2019, News 18 dated 14.11.2019, Hindustan Times dated 26.6.2020 and Economic Times (ePaper) dated 28.7.2020. Election Commission takes exception to such statements and would like to state that in the Constitutional scheme of things, the timings etc. of elections is the sole remit of Election Commission of India. Before deciding the timing, the Commission takes into consideration all the relevant factors including topography, weather, sensitivities arising out of regional and local festivities in the area(s) where the election is to take place. For example, in the current times, Covid 19 has introduced a new dynamic, which has to be and shall be taken into consideration at the due time. In the instant case, the outcome of Delimitation is also germane to the decision. Similarly, availability of central forces and railway coaches, etc. for the transportation of CPFs are important factors. All this is done after meticulous homework by the senior officials of the Commission and a detailed assessment in due consultation with concerned authorities. The Commission itself schedules a visit to the concerned State wherever required and holds extensive consultations with all the stakeholders. It would be proper for authorities other than Election Commission to refrain from  making such statements which virtually tantamount to interfering with the Constitutional mandate of Election Commission.

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  5. ECI Order dated 13 April 2021 to Sh. Rahul Sinha

    ECI Order dated 13 April 2021 to Sh. Rahul Sinha

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  6. General Election to Legislative Assembly of Sikkim, 2014- uploading of wrong Form 26 (Affidavit) submitted to by the contesting candidate Shri G.M Gurung on the website of the Election Commission of India and Chief Electoral Officer, Sikkim-reg.

    General Election to Legislative Assembly of Sikkim, 2014- uploading of wrong Form 26 (Affidavit) submitted to by the contesting candidate Shri G.M Gurung on the website of the Election Commission of India and Chief Electoral Officer, Sikkim-reg. 

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  7. Notification regarding 154-Rajarajeshwarinagar Assembly Constituency

    Notification regarding 154-Rajarajeshwarinagar Assembly Constituency 
    (Bilingual)

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  8. General Elections to the State Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019- Commission's order regarding identification of electors.

    General Elections to the State Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019- Commission's order regarding identification of electors- Bilingual.

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  9. Notice to Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP

    Notice to Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP 

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  10. General Election from 96- Patkura Assembly Constituency of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu-Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme

    General Election from 96- Patkura Assembly Constituency of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu-Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

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  13. Presence of Observer during randomization of polling personnel, sealing of strong room, scrutiny of Form-17A and during counting.

    Presence of Observer during randomization of polling personnel, sealing of strong room, scrutiny of Form-17A and during counting.
     

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  14. Wearing of Political Party's Name / Symbol / Badges / Signs / Slogan inside the Polling Station - Regarding.

    Wearing of Political Party's Name / Symbol / Badges / Signs / Slogan inside the Polling Station - Regarding.
     

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  15. Hosting of electoral roll on the CEOs' website on the date of draft/final publication of electoral rolls- Free supply of copies of Electoral Rolls to recognized political parties during revision of Electoral Rolls Free supply, of copy, of Electoral Roll

    Hosting of electoral roll on the CEOs' website on the date of draft/final publication of electoral rolls- Free supply of copies of Electoral Rolls to recognized political parties during revision of Electoral Rolls Free supply, of copy, of Electoral Roll to candidates of recognized political parties during election- supply of copies of electoral rolls to unrecognised political parties/NGOs/public - regarding. 
     

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  16. General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2O18 – MCC - Screening Committee - regarding.

    General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2O18 – MCC - Screening Committee - regarding. 
     

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  18. Updated List of state level master trainers (SLMTs) trained at IIIDEM from January, 2013 to mid July, 2013.

    Updated List of state level master trainers (SLMTs) trained at IIIDEM from January, 2013 to mid July, 2013.
     

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  19. Draft Recruitment rules for Group-C posts in Departmental Canteen of ECI

    Draft Recruitment rules for Group-C posts in Departmental Canteen of ECI
     

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  20. General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi- Commission's Direction regarding transmission of postal ballot papers for service voters- electronically- regarding.

    No. 52/2020/SDR-Vol.I                                                        
    Dated: 13th  January,2020
     
    To,
    The Chief Electoral Officer
    NCT of Delhi
    Sub: -    General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi- Commission's Direction regarding transmission of postal ballot papers for service voters- electronically- regarding.
    Sir,
    I am directed to forward herewith a copy of the Direction dated 13thJanuary, 2020 issued by the Commission in terms of second proviso to sub-rule (1) of Rule 23 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, laying down the manner of transmitting postal ballot papers electronically for transmission of postal ballots for service voters at the current General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of  NCT of Delhi.
    You are requested to forward copy of the Direction to the Returning Officers for electronic transmission of postal ballot papers to the service voters. This may also be communicated to District Election Officers and the other election authorities. The contesting candidates should also be briefed by Returning Officers /District Election Officers in this regard.
     
    Kindly acknowledge receipt.
     Yours faithfully, 
    (Abhishek Tiwari)
    Under Secretary
     
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    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
     
    No. 52/2020/SDR/Vol.I
    Dated:  13th January, 2020
     
    DIRECTION
     
    In terms of the provisions of the Second Proviso to sub-rule(l) of Rule 23 of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, the Commission hereby lays down the following manner for transmission of postal ballot papers by electronic means to the service voters and counting of the postal ballots received back from service voters: -
    1. Documents to be transmitted -
     The Returning Officer shall transmit the following documents electronically:
    (a) Postal Ballot Paper,
    (b) Form 13-A-Declaration by Elector,
    (c) Label for Form 13-B- Cover A (Inner Envelope),
    (d) Label for Form l3-C-Cover B (Outer Envelope),
    (e) Form l3-D- Instructions for the Guidance of Elector.
    2. Mode of transmission-
    After the Central Administration Officer (C- Admin) activates the RO operations regarding release of postal ballot paper electronically, the Returning Officer shall be able to log into the system and perform the following activities.
    a. Enter/view the data for the election of his constituency as per the election schedule (i.e. description of the election, state code of constituency, type of constituency (AC or PC), number of constituency, name of constituency, date of the election and RO address for mailing/dispatching back the marked Postal          
    b. Enter/view the download window (i.e. start date and time and end date and time) for Postal Ballot
    c. Load template of the Postal Ballot Paper specific to his constituency
    d. View and approve the sample Postal Ballot generated by the system

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  21. Notice to Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, Congress leader

    Notice to Shri Sajjan Singh Verma, Congress leader

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  22. Instructions on prevention of defacement of open spaces and public property - regarding

    Instructions on prevention of defacement of open spaces and public property - regarding 
    (Bilingual)
     

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  23. Shortlisted candidates for Legal Researcher written exam.

    Shortlisted candidates for Legal Researcher written exam. 
     

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  24. Instructions regarding release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme - Bye election (Gujarat)

    Bye-Election - Gujarat -Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

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  25. General Elections to the House of People, 2019 – Change of polling timing in 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency

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    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    NirvachanSadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
    No. 464/J&K-HP/2019/NS-1                                     Dated: 19thApril, 2019
    To
                       The Chief Electoral Officer,
                       Jammu and Kashmir,
                       Srinagar.
     
    Subject:      General Elections to the House of People, 2019 – Change of polling timing-Reg.
    Sir,
                                          I am directed to forward herewith a copy of the Commission’s Notification No. 464/EPS/2019(3) dated 19th April, 2019 regarding change of hours of poll in respect of 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency.
    You are requested to kindly make the necessary arrangements for its publication in State Gazette. Wide publicity be given through all possible media and the political parties should be informed in writing.
    Kindly acknowledge the receipt of this letter.
                                                                                                              Yours faithfully,
                                                                                       (SUMIT MUKHERJEE)
    PRINCIPAL SECRETARY
     
     
     
    TO BE PUBLSIHED IN AN EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE OF INDIA, PART-II, SECTION 3(iii) IMMEDIATELY.
    TO BE RE-PUBLSIHED IN AN EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE OF JAMMU & KASHMIR STATE IMMEDIATELY.
     
     
     
    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
     
    No. 464/EPS/2019(3)                                                                                                           Dated: 19th April, 2019.
    29 Chaitra, 1941(Saka)
     
    NOTIFICATION
     
    WHEREAS, the Election Commission of India by Notification No. 464/EPS/2019(3), dated 28th March, 2019 issued under Section 30 read with Section 56 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951) has fixed the hours of poll in respect of 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency in the State of Jammu and Kashmir from 7.00 A.M. to 6.00 P.M.; and
    WHEREAS, after considering the reports of District Administration, Police Administration, Observers and Chief Electoral Officer and taking into account all material circumstances including law and order situation comprised within the said 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
    Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 56 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 read with Section 21 of the General Clauses Act, 1897 (10 of 1897), the Election Commission of India hereby makes the following amendments in its notification dated 28th March, 2019 referred to above, namely:-
    In the Table of the SCHEDULE appended to the said notification, against 3-Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, for the existing entries in column 4,  , following entries shall respectively be substituted:-
    State
    Parliamentary Constituency/Assembly Constituency segment
    Date of Poll
    Hours of poll
    1
    2
    3
    4
    Jammu & Kashmir
    In all the Polling Stations falling in Anantnag District.
    23rd April, 2019 (Tuesday)
    07.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.
    In all the Polling Stations falling in Kulgam District.
    29th April, 2019 (Monday)
    07.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.
    In all the Polling Stations falling in Shopian & Pulwama Districts.
    6th May, 2019 (Monday)
    07.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.
     
    By order,
     
    (SUMIT MUKHERJEE)
    PRINCIPAL SECRETARY

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