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  1. General Elections to State Legislative Assemblies of Haryana & Maharashtra - Advisory for Transfer/Posting of officers connected with conduct of elections - regarding.

    The term of existing State Legislative Assemblies of Haryana & Maharashtra is upto 2nd November, 2019 and 9th November, 2019, respectively.
    2. To ensure free and fair election, the Commission has been following a consistent policy to the effect that officers directly connected with conduct of elections in an election going State/UT are not posted in their home districts or places where they have served for considerably long period. Keeping this in view, detailed transfer/posting instructions were issued vide letter of even number dated 16th January, 2019 in respect of the General Election to House of the People (Lok Sabha),2019 and State Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim. (copy enclosed).
    3. Accordingly, it is hereby advised that in respect of all government officers directly connected with the conduct of elections the following may be ensured
     that she/he is not posted in her/his home district that she/he has not completed three years in that district during last four (4.) years or would be completing 3 years on or before 31st October, 2019. that no DEO/RO/ARO/Poiice inspectors/Sub-inspector or above is posted back or allowed to continue in the AC/district where he/she was posted during the General/Bye elections held in the Assembly/Parliamentary Constituency prior to 31st October, 2017. that the officers/officials against whom the Commission had recommended disciplinary action in past and which is pending or which has resultedin a penalty or the officers who have been charged for any lapse in any election or election related work in the past, may not be assigned any election related duty. Further, any officer, who is due to retire within the coming six months, shall not be associated with any election related duty. 4. The Commission's aforesaid advisory may be brought to notice of all concerned for strict and timely compliance.

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  2. Use of vehicles for distribution of publicity material - Regarding

    Use of vehicles for distribution of publicity material - Regarding

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

    Bye-Election-Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs, Local Area Development Scheme.
    उप-निर्वाचन-सांसद/विधायक स्थानीय क्षेत्र विकास योजना के अधीन निधियों को जारी करना।

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  4. Immediate action to be taken for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct

    General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra - Immediate action to be taken for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct after announcement of General Elections.

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  5. General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana, 2018- Commission's Notification regarding ban on exit poll – regarding. / Corrigendum

    General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram and Telangana, 2018- Commission's Notification regarding ban on exit poll – regarding. / Corrigendum
    छत्‍तीसगढ़, मध्‍य प्रदेश, राजस्‍थान, मिजोरम और तेलंगाना की विधान सभाओं के साधारण निर्वाचन, 2018 - एग्जिट पोल पर प्रतिबंध। 
     

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  6. Instructions on First Level Checking of EVMs and VVPATs (FLC)

    Instructions on First Level Checking of EVMs and VVPATs (FLC)
     

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  7. Carrying of Mobile Phone by Returning Officer/Assistant Returning Officer inside the Counting Hall - OTP

    No. 464/INST/EPS-2019                                                                               Dated:  21st May, 2019
     
    To
    The Chief Electoral Officer of,
    All the States/Union Territories.
     
    Subject:       Carrying of Mobile Phone by Returning Officers/ Assistant Returning Officers inside the Counting Hall – reg.
    Reference:    1. The ECI’s instruction No.470/INST/2014-EPS, dated 8th May, 2014.
                         2. The ECI’s instruction No.470/INST/2014-EPS, dated 15th May, 2014. 
     Sir/Madam,
                        I am directed to invite your attention to the Commission’s instructions referred above and to state that in view of inception of Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot Paper System (RTPBS) wherein One-Time Password (OTP) is received on mobile phones, the Commission has directed that on the day of counting,
    (i)  Only that mobile phone of the RO/ARO/Counting supervisor/s, linked to ETPBS, to be used to receive ‘OTP’ to log into ETPBS to start counting thereof have to be brought inside the counting hall;
    (ii)   The mobile handsets will be switched on only to receive ‘OTP’ and be switched off once the system is logged on to ETPBS;
    (iii)   Inside the counting hall, such mobile handsets are to be kept in the custody of ARO/RO/Observer, whosoever is the senior most officer in the Counting Hall for ETPBS counting, in switched off mode till the counting is over.
    (iv)  In case login is closed for some reasons, Counting Supervisor can get the mobile from the officer to whom the mobile set was submitted to receive OTP once again for enabling him to re-login, and after re-login, he should return the mobile to same officer in switched off mode.
    (v)   A declaration be got signed by all users separately about Dos and Don’ts for mobile usage.
    (vi)   Specific permission be sought from concerned CEO for number of users in each case with the requisite mobile phone numbers being used. Mobile phones are to be allowed inside the Counting hall for all such users.

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  8. General Election from 67-Ramgarh Assembly constituency in the state of Rajasthan - Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

    General Election from 67-Ramgarh Assembly constituency in the state of Rajasthan - Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.
    राजस्‍थान राज्‍य में 67-रामगढ़ विधान सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र से साधारण निर्वाचन - सांसद/विधायक स्‍थानीय क्षेत्र विकास योजना के अधीन निधियाँ जारी करना।

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  9. Instructions regarding release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme

    Instructions on release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme - Bye-election to fill casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh - regarding.

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  10. Display of Voter Facilitation Posters(VFPs) at Polling Stations – reg.

    Display of Voter Facilitation Posters(VFPs) at Polling Stations – reg. 
    (Bilingual)

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  11. FAQs on Criminal Antecedents, if any, of a candidate and its publicity in pursuance of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 25/09/2018 in (C) No. 536 of 2011 regarding.

    FAQs on Criminal Antecedents, if any, of a candidate and its publicity in pursuance of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 25/09/2018 in (C) No. 536 of 2011 regarding. 

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  12. Enforcement of Model Code of Conduct

    Instructions on enforcement of Model Code of Conduct - Bye-election to fill casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh - regarding.

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  13. MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT - NOTICE TO SHRI K CHANDRASHEKHAR RAO, STAR CAMPAIGNER, TELANGANA RASHTRA SAMITHI, TELANGANA

    No.437 /TEL-HP /2019        Dated: 9th  April,2019
    NOTICE
    Whereas, the General Election to the House of People, 2019 has been announced by the Election Commission of India on 10th March, 2019, vide its press release no. ECI/PN/23/2019, dated 10th March, 2019 and the provisions of Model Code of Conduct have come into force from that date as made clear in para- 32 of the said press release; and
    Whereas, the Commission has called upon all the political parties, candidates and the Union/State Govts. and UT Administrators to strictly adhere to the Model Code of Conduct vide para-32 of the said press release; and
    Whereas, sub- para (1) of para 1 of the Model Code of Conduct, provides, inter alia, that no party or candidate shall indulge in any activity which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred or case tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic; and sub- para (3) of para 1, inter alia, prohibits appeal to communal feelings for securing votes; and
    Whereas, the Commission has received a complaint from Sh. M Rama Raju, State President, Viswa Hindu Parishad wherein the complainant has stated that you have tried to secure votes by passing derogatory remarks "EE HINDU GAALU......BONDU GAALU......DIKKUMALINA.......DARIDRAPU GAALU" and DESHAM LO AGGI PETALE, GATTAR LEVALE" against Hindus while addressing an election rally at Karimnagar on 17.03.2019; and
    Whereas, the Commission has obtained English version of the speech delivered on 17.03.2019 and factual report from the Chief Electoral Officer, Telangana and the Commission has examined the English version of the speech; and Whereas, the Commission, is prima facie, of the opinion that by making the aforesaid statement which has the potential of disturbing harmony and aggravating the existing differences between social and religious communities, and appealing to communal feelings, you have violated the above said provisions of the Model Code of Conduct.
    Now, therefore, the Commission gives you an opportunity to submit explanation, if any in this regard on or before 5 P.M. of 12th April, 2019, failing which the Election Commission shall take a decision without any further reference to you.

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  14. Engagement of Legal Researchers-regarding

    Engagement of Legal Researchers-regarding
     
    NOTICE
    A Circular regarding engagement of Legal Researchers was placed on the website of the Commission on 08.09.2018.
    Subsequently a Written Examination was conducted on 26.09.2018 at the premises of the Commission i.e. Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001.
                However, in view of the grievance expressed by many candidates about scheduling the test at short notice, some of them for not getting chance to appear in the said written test, the Commission has decided to call off the said process including the exam held on 26.09.2018 and decided to hold a fresh examination of all the eligible candidates whose applications were received upto the last date i.e. 11.00 AM on 24.09.2018.
                The examination would be conducted on 25.11.2018 (Sunday) at N. P. Bengali Girls Senior Secondary School, Gole Market, New Delhi and N. P. Girls Senior Secondary School, Gole Market, New Delhi from 10.00 A.M. onwards.
                A Roll No. wise list of candidates in both the categories i.e. ‘Fresh’ and ‘Experienced’ will be put on the website on or before 19.11.2018 at 05.00 P.M.
            

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  15. Eros Now Web series on PM Modi - stay on streaming-reg.

    Eros Now Web series on PM Modi - stay on streaming-reg.

    320 downloads

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  16. Commission's Notice to Sh. Govind Singh Rajput, Transport and Revenue Minister Govt. Madhya Pradesh

    Commission's Notice to
    Sh. Govind Singh Rajput,
    Transport and Revenue Minister
    Govt. Madhya Pradesh

    312 downloads

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  17. Bye Elections - Instructions regarding release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

    Bye Elections - Instructions regarding release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

    306 downloads

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  18. Violation of Modal Code of Conduct by Shri Jitubhai Vaghani, Gujarat State President BJP

    Violation of Modal Code of Conduct by Shri Jitubhai Vaghani, Gujarat State President BJP

    281 downloads

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  19. Application of Model Code of Conduct - General Election from 96 - Patkura Assembly Constituency of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu - reg.

    Application of Model Code of Conduct - General Election from 96 - Patkura Assembly Constituency of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu - reg.

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  20. National Media Award for best campaign on Voters' Education and Awareness-2018 (Memorandum)

    National Media Award for best campaign on Voters' Education and Awareness-2018 (Memorandum) 

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  21. Commission's Notice to Shri. Omkar Singh Markam,Minister Govt of Madhya Pradesh-reg.

    Commission's Notice to
    Shri. Omkar Singh Markam,
    Minister Govt of Madhya Pradesh-reg.

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  22. Schedule of Adjourned Poll from 67-Ramgarh AC in the State of Rajasthan

    NOTIFICATION
     
                  No. 492/RJ-LA/2018: - Whereas, for the purpose of holding of General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan, the Governor of Rajasthan had, by Notification issued under section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, (43 of 1951) and published in an Extraordinary issue of the State Gazette dated 12thNovember, 2018, called upon the 67- Ramgarh Assembly Constituency in the Rajasthan State to elect member to the said Legislative Assembly, and
    Whereas, one contesting candidate, namely, Shri Laxman Singh from  67- Ramgarh Assembly Constituency, set up by the Bahujan Samaj Party, a recognized National Party, died on 29th November 2018; and
    Whereas, in consequence thereof and in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) (c) of section 52 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Returning Officer for the said constituency adjourned the poll to a date to be notified later, and reported the fact to the Election Commission;
           Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 52 read with section 30 and section 56 of the said Act, the Election Commission of India, hereby-
           (A)   Appoints, with respect to the said election from 67-Ramgarh Assembly Constituency: -
                 
      a)     Last date for filing nomination by the candidate sponsored by the Bahujan Samaj Party only, in pursuance of Commission’s Notice number 492/RJ-LA/2018, dated 3rd January, 2019.
     
     
    10th January, 2019
                (Thursday)
     
    b)    Date for scrutiny of nomination of the candidate sponsored by the Bahujan Samaj Party only, in pursuance of Commission’s Notice number 492/RJ-LA/2018, Dated 3rd January, 2019.
     
     
    11th January, 2019
                (Friday)
     
    c)     Last date for withdrawal of candidature by the candidate Sponsored by the Bahujan Samaj Party only, in pursuance of Commission’s Notice number 492/RJ-LA/2018, Dated 3rd January, 2019.
     
     
     
     
    14th January, 2019
                (Monday)
     
               d)     Date on which a poll shall be taken
     
    28th January, 2019
            (Monday)
                e)     Date before which the election shall be completed
     
       2nd February, 2019
         (Saturday)
     
     
    (        B)  Fixes the hours from 8:00 AM. To 5:00 P.M., as the hours during which the poll shall be taken on the date specified in para (A) for the above said election.
     

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  23. Know Your EVM and VVPAT

    Know Your EVM and VVPAT 
    (Bilingual)

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  24. Commission’s letter to Shri Karan Avtar Singh, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Punjab

    Non compliance of the Order of the Election Commission regarding Sh. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, IPS

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  25. General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies-2017 : Setting up of ‘Voter Assistance Booths’ (VAB) at polling stations – reg.

    General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies-2017 : Setting up of ‘Voter Assistance Booths’ (VAB) at polling stations – reg. 
    (Bilingual)

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