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Important Instructions

  

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  1. Order dated 13th February, 2020 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Contempt Petition (C) No. 2192 of 2018 in WP (C) No. 536 of 2011- Requirement of publishing details regarding candidates with pending criminal cases- regarding.

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                                            ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
                                                                                        Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
    No.3/4/2020/SDR – Vol.III                                                                                                                                                      Dated:  19th March, 2020
    To
                The Chief Electoral Officers of
                 All States and UTs
     
    Subject: -        Order dated 13th February, 2020 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Contempt Petition (C) No. 2192 of 2018 in WP (C) No. 536 of 2011- Requirement of publishing details regarding candidates with pending criminal cases- regarding.
     
    Sir,
                I am directed to refer to the Commission’s letter of even No. dated 06.03.2020, on the above subject and addressed to recognized political parties, a copy of the letter endorsed to CEOs and to say that in pursuance of the directions given by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Order dated 13.02.2020, if a political party fails to submit compliance report with the Election Commission, the Election Commission shall bring such non compliance by the political party concerned to the notice of the Supreme Court as being in contempt of the court’s order. Accordingly, the political parties shall publish information regarding candidates with criminal antecedents with the reason for selection of such individuals in Format C-7 within the given time and a compliance report shall be sent in Format C-8 to the Commission within 72 hours of the selection of the candidates.
              The CEOs are requested to obtain information with regard to the individuals with criminal antecedents, selected as candidates by the political parties, in the elections being held in their states, from the ROs concerned and furnish the same in compiled form, in the enclosed Format CA. The information shall be sent to the Principal Secretary/Secretary of the concerned Territorial Zone/Biennial Election Division in the Commission by the last date of making nominations for the said election so that information of non-compliance by the political parties may be submitted to the Supreme Court, in time.
     
     
    Yours faithfully
     
    (N.T.Bhutia)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Secretary

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  2. Affidavits filed by candidates with their nomination paper-uploading on website-regarding.

    By speed post/ email
     
    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    NirvachanSadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
    No.3/ER/2020/SDR                                                                            Dated: 19th  March, 2020
    To,
                The Chief Electoral Officer of
                All States and Union Territories
     
    Sub:-    Affidavits filed by candidates with their nomination paper-uploading on website-regarding
     
    Sir/Madam,
                I am directed to state that as per the Commission’s letters no. 3/ER/2011/SDR dated 12th October, 2012 and no. 3/ER/2013/SDR dated 12th July, 2013, the Affidavit in Form 26 appended to the CE Rules, 1961 and counter-affidavit thereupon are uploaded on the CEO’s website within 24 hours of filing the same.
                It has come to the notice of the Commission, that along with the Affidavits, copies of other documents such as Aadhaar card etc.,which have not been prescribed in the Commission’s instructions, are also being uploaded on the website.The Commission has directed that copy of no document, other than the Affidavit, shall be uploaded on the website.
                Kindly acknowledge  receipt.
     
    Yours faithfully,
     
    (N.T.Bhutia)
     Secretary

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  3. Order dated 13th February, 2020 of Hon'ble Supreme Court in Contempt Petition (C) No. 2192 of 2018 in WP(C) No. 536 of 2011 - Requirement of publishing details regarding candidates with pending criminal cases- regarding.

    In pursuance of the directions given by the Hon'ble Supreme Court in its Order dated
    13.02.2020 and in addition to the Commission's earlier instructions dated 10th October, 2018
    and 19th March, 2019, the Commission, after due consideration has directed that all political
    parties, that set up candidates with criminal antecedents, either pending cases or cases of past
    conviction shall scrupulously follow each of the above directions in all future elections to the
    Houses of Parliament and State Legislatures. Information regarding individuals with criminal
    cases, who have been selected as candidates, along with the reasons for such selection, as also
    as to why other individuals without criminal antecedents could not be selected as candidates
    shall be published by the political party in the newspapers, social media platform and website
    of the party in the enclosed Format C-7 within 48 hours of the selection of the candidate
    or not less than two weeks before the first date for filing of nominations, whichever is
    earlier.
    A compliance report in the enclosed Format C-8 shall be sent to the Commission
    within 72 hours of the selection of the candidate.
    It is clarified that failure to abide by the above directions will also be treated as failure
    to follow a lawful direction of the Commission for the purposes of Paragraph-16A of the
    Elections Symbols (Reservation & Allotment) Order, 1968.

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  4. Retention Period of EVMs & VVPATs.

    Retention Period of EVMs & VVPATs.

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  5. Webcasting/CCTV coverage of First Level Checking of EVMs & VVPATs.

    Webcasting/CCTV coverage of First Level Checking of EVMs & VVPATs.

    23 downloads

    Submitted

  6. FLC- Marking of FLC status in EMS using Mobile App.

    FLC- Marking of FLC status in EMS using Mobile App.

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    Submitted

  7. Storage of C & D category EVMs & VVPATs

    Storage of C & D category EVMs & VVPATs

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    Submitted

  8. Design and specification of VVPAT Counting Booth (VCB)

    Design and specification of VVPAT Counting Booth (VCB)
     

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  9. Mock drill of counting of VVPAT slips.

    General/Bye election to the House of the People/Legislative Assembly- Mock drill of counting of VVPAT slips.

    532 downloads

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  10. Storage & Safety arrangement of EVMs & VVPATs- Furnishing Report by Observer.

    Storage & Safety arrangement of EVMs & VVPATs-  General Observer and Police Observer shall jointly visit the strong room(s) earmarked for storage of polled EVMs and VVPATs and furnishing their report. 

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  11. Instructions on security of connecting cable of BU and VVPAT at Polling Stations.

    Instructions on security of connecting cable of BU and VVPAT at Polling Stations by taping "Transparent Adhesive Tape".

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  12. Instructions on storage of EVMs & VVPATs- clarification for using Wooden racks.

    Instructions on storage of EVMs & VVPATs- clarification for using Wooden racks.

    110 downloads

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  13. EVM Brochure for Electors.

    EVM Brochure for Electors.

    186 downloads

    Submitted

  14. Brochure for Presiding Officer on use of EVM and VVPAT.

    Brochure for Presiding Officer on use of EVM and VVPAT.

    327 downloads

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  15. Instruction on use of EVMs with VVPATs system- Signature of the polling agents on the address tag used for sealing drop box of VVPAT.

    Instruction on use of EVMs with VVPATs system- Signature of the polling agents on the address tag used for sealing drop box of VVPAT.

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  16. General/bye election to the Lok Sabha/Legislative Assembly- Instruction on Counting of votes-reg.

    General/bye election to the Lok Sabha/Legislative Assembly- Instruction on Counting of votes-reg.

    112 downloads

    Submitted

  17. Poll Day Report from Presiding Officers.

    Poll Day Report from Presiding Officers. 

    292 downloads

    Submitted

  18. Instruction on Mock Poll before starting the actual poll.

    Instruction on Mock Poll before starting the actual poll- leaflet on conduct of Mock Poll before starting the actual poll at polling stations.

    196 downloads

    Submitted

  19. Disposal of VVPAT printed paper slips.

    Disposal of VVPAT printed paper slips.

    217 downloads

    Submitted

  20. SoP on use of EVMs and VVPATs for bye-election to the Assembly Constituency.

    SoP on use of EVMs and VVPATs for bye-election to the Assembly Constituency.

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  21. Storage & Safety arrangements of EVMs and VVPATs- Not to keep any material in EVM/VVPAT warehouse/Strong Room.

    Storage & Safety arrangements of EVMs and VVPATs- Not to keep any material in EVM/VVPAT warehouse/Strong Room.

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  22. Storage of EVMs & VVPATs in Educational Institutions.

    Storage of EVMs & VVPATs in Educational Institutions.

    41 downloads

    Submitted

  23. Movement of EVMs & VVPATs.

    Movement  of defective EVMs & VVPATs and reserved EVMs & VVPATs. 

    35 downloads

    Submitted

  24. Clarification on non deletion of mock poll data from CU or non removal of mock poll slips from VVPAT.

    Clarification on non deletion of mock poll data from CU or non removal of mock poll slips from VVPAT and counting of votes thereof.

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  25. Counting of VVPAT Paper Slips

    Sequence of VVPAT Paper slips counting.

    197 downloads

    Submitted

  

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