Saturday, January 9, 2016

Notes on Election Commission for SSC Exams

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Election Commission
  1. The Election Commission is a permanent and independent body established by the Constitution of India.
  2. Article-324 of the Constitution provides that the power of superintendence, direction and control of the election, to the Parliament, State Legislature, the office of the President of India, shall be vested in the Election Commission.
  3. The Electoral System in India is borrowed from the one operating in Great Britain.
  4. The Election Commission is not concerned with the election to the Panchayats and Municipalities in the States.
  5. It delimits the Constituencies for elections and allots the number of seats to each of them.
  6. It fixes the election programme-dates, the number of polling booths, and teh declaration of results.
  7. It determines the criteria for recognizing political parties and decides their election symbols.
  8. It settles the election disputes and petitions referred to it by the President or the Governor.
  9. The term of the Chief Election Commissioner is for 6 years or till he/she attains the age of 65 years,  whichever is earlier.
  10. He/She can be removed from the office in the same manner as the Judges of the Supreme Court.
  11. He/She is not eligible for the re-appointment.
  12. The electoral system is based on adult-suffrage, the citizen not less than 18 years of age and not otherwise disqualified has the right to vote.
  13. The first Chief Election Commissioner of India was Mr. Sukumar Sen (21st March 1950 - 19th December 1958).

The Voter Identity Card
It was introduced in 1993 during the tenure of the former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan.

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