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

    General Elections to Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra - Instructions regarding release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

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  2. National Electoral Rolls Purification and authentication Programme (NERPAP)-Collection of Aadhaar Number from the applicant-regarding

    National Electoral Rolls Purification and authentication Programme (NERPAP)-Collection of Aadhaar Number from the applicant-regarding
    (bilingual)

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  3. Appointment of Polling Agents -Comprehensive Instructions/Directions - regarding.

    Appointment of Polling Agents -Comprehensive Instructions/Directions - regarding. 
    (bilingual)
     
     

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  4. Know Your EVM and VVPAT

    Know Your EVM and VVPAT 
    (Bilingual)

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  5. ORDER - ECI DEFERS RAJYA SABHA POLL FURTHER IN VIEW OF COVID-19; FRESH DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER

    ORDER - ECI DEFERS RAJYA SABHA POLL FURTHER IN VIEW OF COVID-19; FRESH DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER
     

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

    Bye-election to fill casual vacancies in State Legislative Assemblies of Uttarakhand and West Bengal - Instructions regarding release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

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  8. 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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  9. Notice to Sh. Parvesh Sahib Singh, BJP

    General Election to Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, 2020-Notice to Sh. Parvesh Sahib Singh in the matter of violation of provisions of Model Code of Conduct and Representation of the People Act, 1951-regarding 
     
    View MCC Violation Reports

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  10. Application of Model Code of Conduct - General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2018- reg.

    Application of Model Code of Conduct - General Elections to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, 2018- reg. 
     

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

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

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  12. General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand 2019- Use of Electronic Voting Machines and VVPAT

    General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand 2019- Use of Electronic Voting Machines and VVPAT

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  13. 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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  14. Invitation for Webinar on "Technologies and Equipment for Remote Voting Systems"

    Invitation for Webinar on Remote Voting Systems | July 20, 2020

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  15. Commission's order to Sh. Anurag Thakur, Bharatiya Janata Party

    Commission's order to Sh. Anurag Thakur, 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

    209 downloads

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  16. Bye Elections to the State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2019- Commission's order regarding identification of electors

    Bye Elections to the State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2019- Commission's order regarding identification of electors

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  17. Special Summary Revision of last part of electoral rolls relating to service voters with reference to 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date in the State of Maharashtra

    No.24/2019-ERS(Vol-IV)                                                                                Dated:  12th  March, 2020
     
    To,         
    Joint Secretary (Estt./ PG) & CVO,        
    Ministry of Defence,     
    South Block     
    New Delhi.  2.  Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India,      
    Ministry of Home Affairs,     
    North Block,      
    New Delhi  Joint Secretary (Administration)
      Ministry of External Affairs,
      South Block,
      New Delhi-110011.   The Director                                                                                                            
     Directorate General Border Roads,
     Seema Sadak Bhawan,       
    Ring Road, Delhi Cantonment,        
    New Delhi- 110010. Chief Electoral Officer,
     Maharashtra,
     Mumbai.  Subject:     Special Summary Revision of last part of electoral rolls relating to service voters with reference to 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date in the State of Maharashtra - regarding.
    Sir,
                I am directed to state that in order to provide opportunity for enrollment to unenrolled eligible service electors specifically those who are going to be eligible with reference to 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date so that after enrollment they can exercise their voting right in the future elections as well as to get the last part updated, the Commission has decided to undertake Special Summary Revision of last part of electoral rolls in the State of Maharashtra with reference to 1st January, 2020, as the qualifying date, as per the following schedule:-
    Schedule for Special Summary Revision of the last parts of electoral rolls, 2020 in Maharashtra
    S.No.
    Stages of Special Summary Revision of last part of electoral rolls, 2020
    Date/Period
     
    1.
    Draft publication of last parts of electoral rolls
    (Mother roll i.e. as finally published w.r.t. 1st January, 2019 as the qualifying date in recently concluded 2nd special summary revision of last part + one or two supplements, as the case may be, of continuous updating period)
    On 13.03.2020
    (Friday)
    2.
    Period for receiving Forms by the Record Officers/Commanding Officers/Authorities concerned
    Verification and scanning of Forms. Preparation of XML files, Uploading of XML files along with signed and verified Forms by the Record Officers/Commanding Officers/Authorities concerned. From 13.03.2020 (Friday) to
    15.04.2020 (Wednesday)
    3.
    Process and Disposal of signed and verified Forms along with XML files by EROs
    Returning of incomplete Forms/XML files by EROs concerned. By 30.04.2020
    (Thursday)
    4.
    Resubmission of corrected Forms/XML files by Record Officers/Commanding Officers/Authorities
    Final orders by EROs. By 11.05.2020
    (Monday)
    5.
    Final publication of the last parts of the electoral rolls.
    On 15.05.2020
    (Friday)

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  18. Commission's order dated 19.4.2019 to Sh Satpal Satti along with letter to all Chief Electoral Officers

    1. Commission's Order to
    Sh. Satpal Satti, 
    State President, Bharatiya Janata Party, 
    Una, Himachal Pradesh
    2. Commission's Letter to all CEOs
    ORDER
    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/23/2019, dated 10/03/2019 and provisions of Model Code of Conduct for political parties and candidates have come into force from that very date; and
    Whereas, para 2 of Part I ‘General Conduct’ of “Model Code of Conduct, for the guidance of Political Parties and Candidates” provides:-
     “Criticism of other political parties, when made, shall be confined to their policies and programme, past record and work. Parties and Candidates shall refrain from criticism of all aspects of private life, not connected with the public activities of the leaders or workers of other parties. Criticism of other parties or their workers based on unverified allegations or distortion shall be avoided”; and
    Whereas, the Commission, vide its letter no. 437/6/INST/2013-CC&BE, dated 28th November, 2013, advised all the political parties and candidates to refrain from any deeds/actions/otherwise that may be construed as being repugnant to honour and dignity of women; and
    Whereas, the Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh vide his letter, dated 16th April, 2019 has forwarded a copy of a video clip of the speech delivered by Sh. Satpal Satti, State President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Himachal Pradesh on 13th April 2019, during a public meeting in Ramshaher of Solan District in Himachal Pradesh, wherein he made the following statement:-
    आपके परिवार के अन्दर 3 प्राईम मिनिस्टर रहे है। आपको यही पता नहीं लगता की बोलना क्या है। मंच के उपर से नरेन्द्र मोदी जी को चोर बोल रहे है कि चौकीदार चोर है। भाईया तेरी मां की जमानत हुई है, तेरी अपनी जमानत हुई है, तेरी जीजे की जमानत हुई है। पूरे टबर (परिवार) की जमानत हुई है। नरेन्द्र मोदी की न जमानत हुई है, न केस बना है, न किसी ने  सजा दी है। तू कौन होता है जज की तरह चोर बोलने वाला। एक पंजाबी व्यक्ति ने फेस बुक पे लिखा । रणधीर शर्मा ने कि मैं आपको बोल के नहीं, मैं आपको बोल नहीं सकता क्योंकि राहुल जी के बारे में हम भी बोल नहीं सकते क्यांेकि ऐ नेशनल पार्टी के लीड़र है और 3 बार कि एम0पी0 है। मैंने कहा लिखा क्या बोल तो दो। बोला लिखा नहीं। आप थोड़ा जरा फेस-बुक पर पढ़ों देखों हमसे भी ज्यादा गुस्सा लोगो को है। उसने लिखा है मै भारी मन से बोल रहा हूं उसने लिखा है कि अगर देश का चौकीदार चोर है और अगर तू बोलता है तो तू श्$$$$$$$$श् है। उसने इसलिए लिखा फेस बुक के उपर यानि लोगो को गुस्सा आता है कि देश के ईमानदार प्राईम मिनिस्टर को जो कहता है कि मैं आने वाला प्राईम मिनिस्टर हूं । मैं इस देश का प्राईम मिनिस्टर बनना चाहता हूं लेकिन मैं इस देश के प्राईम मिनिस्टर को चोर बोलता हूं मचं से खड़ा होकर।  
    Whereas, the said statement of Sh. Satpal Satti has been widely published in the electronic, print media and social media; and
    Whereas, an FIR no. 21/2019 dated 16.4.2019 under Section 294 of Indian Penal Code and under Section 125 of Representation of the people Act, 1951 has been lodged against Sh. Satpal Satti, State President Bharatiya Janata Party, Himachal Pradesh for his indecent and repugnant comments against President of Indian National Congress and
    Whereas, the Commission has observed that the impugned statement made by Sh. Satpal Satti is not only indecent but also derogatory and totally uncalled for; and
    Whereas, the Commission, based on the available evidence and material facts, is convinced that the statement made by Sh. Satpal Satti is in violation of the aforesaid provisions contained in para 2 of Part-1 General Conduct of the Model Code of Conduct and the Commission’s advisory, dated 28th November, 2013; and
    Now, therefore, the Commission, without prejudice to any Order/Notice issued or to be issued in the matter relating to MCC violations to Sh. Satpal Satti, State President of BJP, hereby, strongly condemns the impugned statement made by him during election campaign held at Ramshaher of Solan District in Himachal Pradesh and reprimands Sh. Satpal Satti for the above said misconduct. The Commission, under Article 324 of the Constitution of India and all other powers enabling in this behalf, bars Sh. Satpal Satti from holding any public meetings, public processions, public rallies, road shows and interviews, public utterances in media (electronic, print, social media) etc. in connection with ongoing elections for 48 hours from 10 AM on 20th April, 2019 (Saturday).
     

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  20. Special Summary Revision of last part of electoral rolls relating to service voters with reference to 1st January, 2020 as the qualifying date in Haryana - regarding.

    No.24/2019-ERS(Vol-IV)  Dated: 5th  February, 2020
    To,                                                                       
    Joint Secretary (Estt./ PG) & CVO,
    Ministry of Defence,     
    South Block     
    New Delhi.  Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India,      
    Ministry of Home Affairs,      
    North Block,      
    New Delhi  Joint Secretary (Administration)      
    Ministry of External Affairs,      
    South Block,      
    New Delhi-110011. The Director            
    Directorate General Border Roads,        
    Seema Sadak Bhawan,       
    Ring Road, Delhi Cantonment,        
    New Delhi- 110010. Chief Electoral Officer,     
    Haryana,     
    Chandigarh. Subject: Special Summary Revision of last part of electoral rolls relating to service voters with reference to 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date in the State of Haryana - regarding.
    Sir,
                I am directed to state that in order to provide opportunity for enrollment to unenrolled eligible service electors specifically those who are going to be eligible with reference to 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date so that after enrollment they can exercise their voting right in the future elections as well as to get the last part updated, the Commission has decided to undertake Special Summary Revision of last part of electoral rolls in the State of Haryana with reference to 1st January, 2020, as the qualifying date, as per the following schedule:-
    Download file to view more...

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

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

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  24. 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
               
    ---------------------------
    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 the General 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 14-01-2020 as 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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  25. Filling up of 02 (Two) post of Assistant Director (Electoral Rolls), 04 (four) posts of Assistant Director (Law), one (01) post of Deputy Director (Law) and one (01) post of Joint Director (Law) in the Secretariat of the ECI on deputation basis.

    Filling up of 02 (Two) post of Assistant Director (Electoral Rolls), 04 (four) posts of Assistant Director (Law), one (01) post of Deputy Director (Law) and one (01) post of Joint Director (Law) in the Secretariat of the Election Commission of India on deputation basis. 

    भारत निर्वाचन आयोग सचिवालय में सहायक निदेशक (निर्वाचक नामावलियां) के 02(दो), सहायक निदेशक (विधि) के 04(चार) पदों, उप निदेशक (विधि) का एक(01) पद प्रतिनियुक्ति के आधार पर भरा जाना।
     

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