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  1. 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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  2. A few amendment made in the Commission’s Instruction No. 464/INST-VS/2014 dated 21.03.2014 regarding Distribution of Photo Voter Slip.

    A few amendment made in the Commission’s Instruction No. 464/INST-VS/2014 dated 21.03.2014 regarding Distribution of Photo Voter Slip.
     

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  3. Directions to candidates and political parties for publishing declaration regarding criminal cases of candidates and Amendment in Form 26 (addressed to the CEOs)

    Directions to candidates and political parties for publishing declaration regarding criminal cases of candidates and Amendment in (addressed to the CEOs) 
     

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  4. General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi- Use of Electronic Voting Machines and VVPAT.

    No. 576/3/EVM/2020/SDR-Vol.I
    Dated: 14th  January,2020
    To,
    The Chief Electoral Officer
    NCT of Delhi
     Subject: -General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi- Use of Electronic Voting Machines and VVPAT.
     Sir,
    I am directed to enclose herewith the Commission’s Direction dated  14thJanuary, 2020, regarding use of Electronic Voting Machines and VVPAT at the current General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi. The Direction may be published in the Official Gazette of NCT of Delhi immediately.
    2.         I am further directed to invite your attention to the Rules 49A, 49B, 49P and 49T(2) of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, relating to the designs of voting machines, form and language(s) of the ballot paper on the balloting unit, design and language of tendered ballot paper and the manner of sealing of voting machines after the poll. The related instruction in this regard contained in the Chapter on‘Postal Ballot Papers and Ballot Papers for Voting Machines’, in Returning Officers’ Handbook, 2019edition may kindly be followed. Attention is also invited to the instructions regarding use of VVPAT system and sealing of the paper slip after counting is completed.
    3         The above mentioned instructions may be brought to the notice of the Returning Officers of the Constituencies concerned for their information and compliance.
    4.         The aforesaid decision of the Commission may also be given wide publicity.
    5.         As regards counting of votes, your attention is invited to the provisions of Rules 50 to 54A, 60 to 66A and 55C to 57C of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, and also the Commission’s detailed directions and instructions relating to counting of votes as contained in the Returning Officers’ Handbook, 2019 and the other supplementary instructions issued on the subject, from time to time.  The Returning Officers should be instructed to follow the said directions and instructions scrupulously.
    6.      Kindly acknowledge receipt and confirm action taken.
     
    Yours faithfully,
                (Abhishek Tiwari)
     Under Secretary
               
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    To be published in the Official Gazette of State Government of NCT of Delhi
    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110001
     
    Dated: 14thJanuary, 2020
    DIRECTION
                No.576/3/EVM/2020/SDR-Vol.I:- Whereas, Section 61A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, provides that the giving and recording of votes by Voting Machines in such manner as may be prescribed, may be adopted in such constituency or constituencies as the Election Commission of India may, having regard to the circumstances of each case, specify; and
    2.         Whereas, as per the proviso to Rule 49A of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, a Printer with a drop box of such design, as may be approved by the Election Commission of India, may also be attached to voting machine for printing a paper trail of the vote, in such constituency or constituencies or parts thereof as the Election Commission of India may direct; and
    3.         Whereas, the Commission has considered the circumstances in all the Constituencies for theGeneral Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi announced by the Commission’s Press Note No. ECI/PN/4/2020 dated 6th January, 2020 ,and is satisfied that sufficient number of Electronic Voting Machines and Printers for printing Paper Trail [Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail(VVPAT)] are available for taking the poll in all the Assembly Constituencies of NCT of Delhi, the polling personnel are well trained in efficient handling of the Electronic Voting Machines and Printers for Paper Trail (hereafter referred to as ‘VVPAT Printers’) and the electors are also fully conversant with the operation of the Electronic Voting Machines and the VVPAT  Printers;
     4.         Now, therefore, the Election Commission of India, in exercise of its powers under the said Section 61A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and Rule 49A of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, hereby specifies all the Assembly Constituencies of NCT of Delhi for the general election to the Legislative Assembly notified on 14-01-2020as theconstituencies in which the votes,shall be given and recorded by means of Electronic Voting Machines and  VVPAT printers in the manner prescribed, under the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, and the supplementary instructions issued by the Commission from time to time on the subject.
      5.         The Commission also hereby approves the design of the Electronic Voting Machine and the Printer with the drop box (the VVPAT Printers) as developed by the Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd., Hyderabad, which shall be attached to the said machines, to be used for the giving and recording of votes in all the Constituencies.
    By Order,
     (N.T.BHUTIA)
     Secretary

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  5. Commission's Notification under Section 60(c) of the RP Act, 1951 for the purpose of voting through postal ballot -regarding.

    No. 52/2020/ VOL.I 
    Dated:  10th January, 2020
    To,
                The Chief Electoral Officer
                NCT of Delhi
                Delhi.                     
    Subject:  Commission’s Notification under Section 60(c) of the RP Act, 1951 for the purpose of voting through postal ballot – regarding.
    Sir,
                In continuation of the Commission's letter No. 52/2019/SDR/ETPBS-Vol.II dated 8th January, 2020, I am directed to forward herewith the Commission's Notification No. 52/2020/SDR dated 10th January, 2020 notifying the categories of electors mentioned therein for the purposes of facility of voting through postal ballot as absentee voters on essential service. This may be published in the State Gazette immediately and a copy of the same may also be forwarded to the Commission.   
     

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  6. 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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  7. Immediate action to be taken for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct after announcement of General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2018- regarding.

    Immediate action to be taken for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct after announcement of General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2018- regarding. 
     

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  8. 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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  9. Providing facilities to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) – reg.

    Providing facilities to Persons with Disabilities (PWD) – reg. 
    (Bilingual)

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Transcript of First Sukumar Sen Memorial Lecture by Sh. Pranab Mukherjee Hon’ble former President of India

    Transcript of First  Sukumar Sen Memorial Lecture by Sh. Pranab Mukherjee Hon’ble former President of India 

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  13. Shortlisted candidates for Legal Researcher written exam.

    Shortlisted candidates for Legal Researcher written exam. 
     

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  14. General Election to the state Legislative Assembly of Telangana Transfer/Posting of officers - regarding.

    General Election to the state Legislative Assembly of Telangana Transfer/Posting of officers - regarding. 
     

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  15. Violation of provision of 123(1) of the R.P. Act, 1951 read with sections 171B, 171E of the Indian Penal code, 1860 by Shri Arvind Kejriwal- regarding

    Violation of provision of 123(1) of the R.P. Act, 1951 read with sections 171B, 171E of the Indian Penal code, 1860 by Shri Arvind Kejriwal- regarding 
    (Bilingual)

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  16. Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll and one day prior to poll in Chhattisgarh– regarding.

    Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll and one day prior to poll in Chhattisgarh– regarding. 
    छत्तीसगढ़ में मतदान दिवस को और मतदान दिवस से एक दिन पहले प्रिंट मीडिया में राजनैतिक विज्ञापनों का पूर्व-प्रमाणन-तत्संबंधी।

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  17. 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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  18. Instructions of the Commission with respect to use of Social Media in Election Campaigning

    Instructions of the Commission with respect to use of Social Media in Election Campaigning
     

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  19. Postal Ballot facility for Senior Citizen (80+) and Person with Disability voters - regarding.

    No. 52/2019/SDR/ETPBS-VOL.II
    Dated:  8th January, 2020
    To,
                The Chief Electoral Officer
                NCT of Delhi
                Delhi.
    Subject:  Commission’s Notification under Section 60(c) of the RP Act, 1951- issue of postal ballot electors above the age of 80 years and electors with Physical disability -regarding.
    Sir,
                I am directed to forward herewith the Commission’s Notification No. 52/2020/SDR dated 8th January, 2020 on the subject cited. This may be published in the State Gazette immediately and a copy of the same may also be forwarded to the Commission.
                A copy of the procedure to be adopted for voting through postal ballot by Absentee voters in the category of senior citizens (AVSC) and PwDs (AVPD) is also enclosed herewith.
                    Kindly acknowledge.
    Yours faithfully,
    (N.T.Bhutia)
    Secretary

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  20. Multiple measures to keep a watch on polling process at Polling Stations to ensure free and fair elections–Micro-observers, Video camera, Still camera, Web casting etc. - reg.

    Multiple measures to keep a watch on polling process at Polling Stations to ensure free and fair elections–Micro-observers, Video camera, Still camera, Web casting etc. - reg.
     

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  21. Directions to candidates and political parties for publishing declaration regarding criminal cases of candidates and Amendment in Form 26 (addressed to the Political Parties)

    Directions to candidates and political parties for publishing declaration regarding criminal cases of candidates and Amendment in Form 26 (addressed to the Political Parties) 
     

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  22. 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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  23. Vacancy for Position of Research Assistants

    Vacancy for Position of Research Assistants 
    (Bilingual)

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  24. General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2018 - Grant of Paid Holiday- regarding.

    General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2018 - Grant of Paid Holiday- regarding. 
    (Bilingual)

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  25. Complaint regarding bogus/fake names in the voter list of various constituencies in Delhi/New Delhi - regarding

    Complaint regarding bogus/fake names in the voter list of various constituencies in Delhi/New Delhi - regarding 
    (bilingual)

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