The decision was taken in the first meeting chaired by Kumar, who took charge on May 15.
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.
Rajiv Kumar said that he was honoured to have been given the responsibility to lead one of the finest institutions gifted by the Indian Constitution.
A former finance secretary, Kumar will take charge on May 15
In 2020, the EC had proposed to the government to extend the ETPBS facility to eligible overseas Indian voters as well.
Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday administered the oath to former chief secretary Vijay Kumar Dev as Delhi’s new State Election Commissioner, an official statement said.
The SEC is planning to hold the polls by end of April, considering the public examinations for Class X and XII students to be conducted in May.
The Commission would be visiting Jammu and Kashmir on March 28 and 29 for public sittings. The location and timing of the sitting will be notified separately.
They submitted a memorandum and sought intervention of the Collector and State Election Commissioner into the matter.
Calcutta HC directs SEC to examine ground situation in municipalities going to polls, take call on paramilitary force deployment
A division bench said if the commissioner decides against deploying paramilitary forces, then he will be personally liable to ensure that violence-free and fair elections take place.
Besides, a BJD worker Pradyumna Tripathy sustained critical injuries in a poll-related violence in Panikipalli area under Sohela block of Bargarh district during the fourth phase of the polls.
The agreement was signed by both the parties on condition that Rs 10 lakh will paid to the villagers as a guarantee for construction of roads to Sunadei and Chandapur.
As many as three journalists were attacked and their vehicles damaged near a polling booth at Bachhola in Binjharpur block of the district when they were covering an incident of rigging of votes.
Revised voters list will be released on February 24
The last date for withdrawal of nomination papers was January 25 for the panchayat polls which will be held in five phases between February 16 and 24.