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election commission of india (eci)

AA Edit | EC’s chest-thumping hides abject failures

Amid mid-election assessments, EC asserts progress while facing pending complaints, raising concerns over fairness and transparency

16 May 2024 12:00 AM

Dilip Cherian | Legal triumph for DMRC, sobering moment for babus

Supreme Court overturns Rs 8,000 crore award, citing miscarriage of justice; DMRC absolved from exorbitant payment

18 Apr 2024 12:00 AM

AA Edit | Mega battle begins for 5 states

As ever, with any Indian election, the logistics are humongous.

10 Oct 2023 1:29 AM

AA Edit | Bill on EC is deeply flawed

No system of picking officials to the EC may be perfect & nothing can guarantee that an official once chosen won't behave in partisan manner

12 Aug 2023 12:13 AM

Tripura goes to poll Feb 16, Nagaland, Meghalaya Feb 27

The polls in nine states are seen as semi-finals before the Lok Sabha elections next year, where the BJP is hoping for a hat-trick

18 Jan 2023 11:03 AM


Election Commission to host virtual international election visitors programme

The programme will be held for foreign poll management bodies in virtual mode on March 7

06 Mar 2022 2:58 PM

EC, Health Secretary to discuss COVID situation ahead of Assembly polls in 5 states

Allahabad High Court on Thursday requested the Election Commission of India to immediately postpone the Assembly polls in UP for 1-2 months

27 Dec 2021 12:22 PM

Bypolls to three LS, 30 assembly seats on October 30: Election Commission

The seats where Lok Sabha by-elections will be held are Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh

28 Sep 2021 12:54 PM

EC tweaks postal ballot procedure

A Booth Level Officer (BLO) will visit the houses of the concerned electors in the polling station area and deliver 12-D form

05 Oct 2020 11:57 AM

Ex-IAS officer Rajiv Kumar appointed new election commissioner, replaces Ashok Lavasa

Kumar, a retired 1984-batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre, will have a five-year tenure and retire in 2025.

22 Aug 2020 2:55 PM


Election Commission to issue guidelines on elections during coronavirus pandemic

The commission considered the views and suggestions given by the political parties.

18 Aug 2020 5:53 PM

Telangana keen to explore blockchain technology's applications in remote voting

Blockchain tech would provide a secure system whereby voters can cast their votes remotely, without the risk of privacy breaches.

11 Aug 2020 4:51 PM

No postal ballot facility for voters above the age of 65 in Bihar polls, says Election Commission

the EC had earlier decided to allow those above 65, COVID-positive voters and all those under quarantine to use the option of postal ballots

17 Jul 2020 10:53 AM

ECI bound to carry out mandate, says Ashok Lavasa

Ashok Lavasa said that VVPAT would be used at polling booths.

27 Feb 2019 3:12 AM

Sunil Arora takes over as CEC, vows free and fair national poll

A 1980 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, Arora is the senior most officer in the Election Commission.

02 Dec 2018 1:18 PM


VVPAT system to be used in Palghar byelections

Around 25,476 personnel will be deployed at 4,246 polling stations.

27 May 2018 2:06 AM

Election Commission considers linking Aadhaar with Voter ID

The linking of Aadhaar with Voter ID cards will be required for 'various electoral services', said P P Chaudhary.

10 Aug 2017 12:50 PM

Power to act against parties for baseless charges best way: EC

Nasim Zaidi said, the Commission will decide on AIADMK's symbol war after going through the documents filed by the rival factions.

29 Jun 2017 5:47 PM