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  1. Urgent Plea for safeguarding of Electronic Voting Machine reg.

    Urgent Plea for safeguarding of Electronic Voting Machine reg.

    492 downloads

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  2. Commission’s order to Sh. Gopal Bhargav of Bhartiya Janata Party

    Commission’s order to
    Sh. Gopal Bhargav of Bhartiya Janata Party
    and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh

    488 downloads

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  3. 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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  4. Immediate action to be taken for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct after announcement of General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019

    Immediate action to be taken for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct after announcement of General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019

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  5. Bye-Election to fill casual vacancies in state Legislative Assemblies of Gujarat and Jharkhand – instructions on enforcement of Model Code of Conduct – regarding

    Instructions on enforcement of Model Code of Conduct – (Bye-Elections to state Legislative Assemblies of Gujarat and Jharkhand)
    Gujarat 72- Jasdan Assembly Constituency
    Jharkhand 71- Kolebira Assembly Constituency

    474 downloads

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  6. Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Madhya Pradesh– regarding.

    Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Madhya Pradesh– regarding.

    473 downloads

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  7. Ref. Case 3(P) of 2017- Reference from Hon’ble President of India under Section 15(4) of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Act, 1991- disqualification of Shri Sanjeev Jha and 10 Others, MLA - reg.

    File No. 113/3(P)/NCT Delhi/2017/Registry
    COMMISSION’S OPINION DATED 26.08.2019 and Hon’ble President’s Order dated 28th October, 2019. - REFERENCE FROM HON’BLE PRESIDENT OF INDIA - DISQUALIFICATION OF SHRI SANJEEV JHA AND 10 OTHERS, MLA.
    Allegation of disqualification- for- holding office of profit- Co-Chairperson in District Disaster Management Authorities in 11 districts in Delhi.
    Constitution of India- disqualification under Section 15(1)(a)- Held- not disqualified- no remuneration by way of salary, allowances, sitting fee etc. nor any other facility like staff car, office space, supporting staff, telephone, residence provided – Exemption under Item 14 of Schedule to Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification Act, 1997.
    The Election Commission held that Item 14 of the Schedule to Delhi Members of Legislative Assembly (Removal of Disqualification Act), 1997 provides for exemption for the office of Chairman, Director or Member of a statutory or non-statutory body or committee etc. constituted by Government of NCT, provided that the said Chairman, Director or Member are not entitled to any remuneration.

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  8. Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Telangana– regarding.

    Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Telangana– regarding.

    445 downloads

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

    Use of vehicles for distribution of publicity material - Regarding

    422 downloads

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  12. 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।

    420 downloads

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  13. Commission's letter dated 05th February 2020 to CP, Delhi in the matter of undesirable statements by Sh. Rajesh Deo, DyCP, Crime (SUI &ISC)

    General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi-Undesirable public statements by Sh. Rajesh Deo, DyCP, Crime(SIU&ISC)-regarding

    415 downloads

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  14. 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. 

    408 downloads

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  15. 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.

    406 downloads

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Notice to Sh. Parvesh Sahib Singh in the matter of violation of Model Code of Conduct-regarding

    General Election to Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi 2020-Notice to Sh. Parvesh Sahib Singh in the matter of violation of Model Code of Conduct-regarding
     
    View MCC Violation Reports

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  20. Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Haryana & Maharashtra– regarding.

    No. 491/MCMC/2019/Communication                                                   
    Dated: 15th October, 2019
     
    To
          The Chief Electoral Officers of
          Haryana & Maharashtra.
     
    Subject: -    Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Haryana & Maharashtra– regarding.
     
    Sir, 
     I am directed to state that instances of advertisements of offending and misleading nature published in print media have been brought to the notice of the Commission in the past. Such advertisements in the last stage of the election vitiate the entire election process. The affected candidates and parties will not have any opportunity of providing clarification/rebuttal in such cases.
     2. In order to ensure that such instances are not repeated, and no untoward incident takes place because of any inflammatory, misleading or hate advertisements, the Commission, in exercise of its powers under Article 324 of the Constitution, and all other powers enabling it in this behalf, hereby directs that no Political Party or Candidate or any other Organization or Person shall publish any Advertisement in the print media on poll day and one day prior to poll day i.e. 20th and 21st October, 2019, unless the contents of the Advertisement proposed to be published by the Political Parties, Candidates etc. are got Pre-certified by them from the MCMC Committee at the State/District level, as the case may be, in your State.   
     3. It is further directed that in order to facilitate the process of pre-certification of the newspaper advertisements and as instructed above, MCMC at State/district level be immediately alerted and activated in order to examine and pre-certify all such advertisements received from the political parties and candidates and others.  It should also be ensured that the decision by MCMC is made expeditiously.
    4. The above direction of the Commission may be brought to the notice of Presidents of all political parties, contesting candidates and Newspapers in the State and also given wide publicity to all Media of Mass Communication for general information and strict compliance.
    5. These directions shall come into force immediately.
     6. A copy of the instruction issued in this behalf may be endorsed to the Commission urgently.

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  21. Media Coverage during the period referred to in Section 126A of R.P. Act, 1951-violations-regarding

    No. 491/Media Policy/2019-Communication   
    Dated: 27th November, 2019
     
    To,
                All Print and Electronic Media
     Sub:    Media Coverage during the period referred to in Section 126A of R.P. Act, 1951 – violations – regarding.
     Madam/Sir,
                Attention of all media is invited to the Commission’s letter no. 491/Media Policy/2017 – Communication dated 30th March, 2017 (enclosed) by which the Commission had issued an advisory to all the media (electronic and Print) to refrain from telecasting/publishing programmes which in any way whatsoever predict the results of the elections during the prohibited period under 126A to ensure free, fair and transparent election.
    2.         The Commission is of the view that prediction of results of elections in any form or manner by way of predictions etc. by Astrologers, Tarot Readers, Political Analysts or by any persons during the prohibited period is violation of the spirit of Section 126A which aims to prevent the electors of constituencies still going to polls from being influenced in their voting by such predictions about the prospects of the various political parties.
    3.         In view of the above, all the media (Electronic and Print) are hereby advised not to publish/publicize any such article/programme related to the dissemination of results, during the prohibited period between 7.00 AM on 30.11.2019 (Saturday) and 5.30 PM on 20.12.2019(Friday) in the current General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019.

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  22. Postal ballot voting facility for senior citizens and PWDs who wish to vote through postal ballot-- Commission's Notification-regarding

    Postal ballot voting facility for senior citizens and PWDs who wish to vote through postal ballot-- Commission's Notification regarding

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  23. Bye Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2019. Commission's Direction regarding transmission of postal ballot papers for service voters electronically.

    Bye-Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2019. Commission's
    Direction regarding transmission of postal ballot papers for service voters electronically-ETPBs regarding.

    364 downloads

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  24. 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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  25. 2nd Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date - Programme - regarding.

    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI -110001
    No.23/LET/ECI/FUNC/ERD-ER/2019
    Dated: 11th July, 2019
    To
         The Chief Electoral Officers of
    Haryana, Chandigarh, and Maharashtra, Mumbai.  Subject: -2ndSpecial Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date - Programme - regarding.
    Sir/Madam,
    I am directed to state that the Commission, taking all aspects into consideration especially the impending general election to the Legislative Assembly in the States and with a view to providing further opportunity to un-enrolled eligible persons to get their names registered in the electoral roll so that they are not deprived of voting in elections and to improve the health of the electoral roll at the same time, has directed to undertake 2nd Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date in the poll going States, namely Haryana and Maharashtra as per the schedule below:-
    Sl.No.
    Revision Activities
    Date/Period
    1.
     Publication of Integrated draft electoral roll
    On 15.07.2019(Monday)
    2.
     Period for filing claims & objections
    From 15.07.2019(Monday) to
    30.07.2019(Tuesday)
    3.
     Special Campaign Dates
    20.07.2019 (Saturday) &
    21.07.2019 (Sunday) 
    27.07.2019 (Saturday) &
    28.07.2019 (Sunday) 
    4.
     Verification by Supervisors/AERO/ERO
    By 05.08.2019 (Monday)
    5.
     Disposal of claims and objections
    By 13.08.2019 (Tuesday) 
    6.
     
     Super-checking by Dy. DEO/DEO/ Roll Observer/CEO
     Updating database and printing of supplements
    By 16.08.2019(Friday)
    7.
     Final publication of electoral roll
    On 19.08.2019 (Monday) 

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