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Lok Sabha passes Bill to appoint CEC, EC; enjoins panel sans CJI
Legislative Corner
Lok Sabha passes Bill to appoint CEC, EC; enjoins panel sans CJI

Lok Sabha passes a pivotal Bill for the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (ECs), diverging from the Supreme Court's March 2023 directive for a high-power committee selection process. This landmark legislation, following Rajya Sabha's approval, introduces a new mechanism excluding the Chief Justice of India (CJI) and stirs debate on the balance of executive and judicial roles in Election Commission appointments.

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Decoding the Election Commissioner Bill and the debate around it Legislative Corner
Decoding the Election Commissioner Bill and the debate around it

Here's what the new Election Commissioner Bill provides for. In this article we try to understand the debate around the Bill and why the Opposition is vehemently opposing it.

People intelligent to differentiate between car & road roller SC refuses plea by Bharat Rashtra Samithi Judiciary
People intelligent to differentiate between car & road roller SC refuses plea by Bharat Rashtra Samithi

Supreme Court junks plea against allotment of car-like party symbols

Election Commission Opposes 100% VVPAT Verification, Citing Concerns About Reverting to Paper Ballots [Read Order] Judiciary
Election Commission Opposes 100% VVPAT Verification, Citing Concerns About Reverting to Paper Ballots [Read Order]

Discover why the Election Commission opposes 100% VVPAT verification, arguing it could revert to the old paper ballot system. Get insights into their stance and the legal aspects surrounding VVPAT use.

Calcutta High Court Orders Deployment of Central Forces for West Bengal Rural Polls, Refuses to Quash Election Notification [Read Judgment] Judiciary
Calcutta High Court Orders Deployment of Central Forces for West Bengal Rural Polls, Refuses to Quash Election Notification [Read Judgment]

Read about the recent orders of the Calcutta High Court regarding the deployment of central forces for the West Bengal panchayat elections. The court refused to quash the election notification but emphasized the need for free and fair polls amid ongoing violence. CCTV cameras and videography of the process were also mandated.

Calcutta High Court to Examine Plea for Free and Fair Panchayat Polls in West Bengal [Read Petition]

The Calcutta High Court will examine pleas for fair and free panchayat elections in West Bengal, including the deployment of central police forces and an extended time period for filing nomination pap...

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