Chief Election Commissioner

K Sudhakaran approaches EC seeking bypoll in Devikulam

In his petition, D Kumar had maintained that Raja is a Christian and that he does not belong to the Scheduled Caste.

published on : 1st April 2023

Our responsibility to convince political parties on EVMs: CEC Kumar

Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said besides technology, the process from the time an EVM is deployed till it is stored back in a warehouse is stringent and transparent.

published on : 29th March 2023

SC order on EC appointments: Rijiju invokes 'Lakshman Rekha'

"If the CJI or judges of India sit on every important appointment, who will carry forward the judiciary's work?," asked the Union Law Minister.

published on : 18th March 2023

Overcoming voter apathy a big challenge

Political parties and candidates will be intimated about the home voters for transparency while ensuring secrecy when they cast their votes.

published on : 15th March 2023

Vote from home for 80+ in Karnataka polls 

The Election Commission of India has set up Suvidha portal and Saksham mobile app which can be used by the electorate and candidates.

published on : 12th March 2023

Urban voters, youth must be motivated: CEC

He said the election day is considered a holiday, rather than celebrating it as the biggest festival of democracy.

published on : 11th March 2023

BJP, Congress urge CEC to hold single-phase elections in Karnataka

They urged the Commission to conduct elections in a single phase instead of two phases.

published on : 10th March 2023

'Landmark judgment to pave way for free and fair elections': Oppn welcomes SC ruling on CEC, ECs

The top court ruled that appointments of the Chief Election Commissioner and election commissioners will be done by the President on the advice of a committee.

published on : 2nd March 2023

SC says President to appoint CEC, ECs on advise of committee comprising PM, LoP & CJI

The bench noted that irrespective of several political parties coming into power there was a lacuna in the law as none of them framed law for appointment of ECs.

published on : 2nd March 2023

Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commissioner to give up perks and privileges

The CEC and ECs are currently entitled to a monthly sumptuary allowance of Rs 34000. There is no income tax payable by the CEC and ECs on this allowance.

published on : 20th May 2022

Call on bypolls on Sept 29: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora

Arora said when the EC had decided on holding the bypolls along with Bihar elections then it had no inclination towards some states sending representations to raise issues related to the bypolls.

published on : 25th September 2020

ECI and KCR are doing match fixing, says TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy

Reddy said that Rao had himself claimed that he spoke to the CEC and had arrived at the decision to hold elections in October this year.

published on : 7th September 2018

Facebook to remain EC's social media partner: Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat

OP Rawat was asked if the Facebook would continue to be the EC's social media partner in the wake of reports that its user data had been harvested by a company without the users' consent.

published on : 27th March 2018

Andhra Congress approaches CEC against BJP, TDP

The Congress submitted a memorandum to CEC for action against the BJP and the TDP for failure to deliver on election promises, including granting special status to the state.  

published on : 10th March 2018

Disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs was Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Jyoti's gift to Modi: AAP

Addressing media, senior AAP leader Gopal Rai also said that the party will launch a campaign against BJP's decisions to allow FDI in retail and the sealing drive in New Delhi.

published on : 20th January 2018

Chief Election Commissioner repaying debt to PM: AAP on MLAs disqualification issue  

Noting that the EC's order defied the "principles of natural justice", AAP's Delhi unit's chief spokesperson Saurabh Bharadwaj said the poll panel did not hear the MLAs' case.

published on : 19th January 2018