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International Election Visitors Program 2022

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What is International Election Visitors Program

  • Background: International Election Visitors Program (IEVP) is being held by India since the 2012 elections
  • About: In International Election Visitors Program, International delegates are invited to visit the Polling stations and see the electoral processes in practice for themselves in person.
    • Even during the Covid pandemic with travel restrictions, IEVP in India has not been discontinued and continues to be held in an innovative virtual mode.
  • Participation: International Election Visitors Program (IEVP) 2022 for Election Management Bodies (EMBs) saw participation from nearly 32 Countries and four international organizations.
  • Key Events: An overview of the ongoing Elections for Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh was presented to more than 150 EMB Delegates participating online.

Election Commission of India: Composition, Role, Tenure, Power and Function

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About Election Commission of India (ECI)

  • Formation: ECI was established on 25th January 1950 as per the provisions of the constitution of India.
    • Till 1989, it was a single-member commission which was further expanded to three members by the Election Commissioner Amendment Act 1989.
    • Later in 1990, two posts of Election Commissioners (EC) were abolished but again in 1993, the president appointed two more EC. Since that time, ECI has had one CEC and two EC.
  • About: The ECI is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering Union and State election processes in India.
  • Key Function: The Election Commission of India (ECI) administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, and State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country.
  • Constitutional Provisions:
    • Part XV of the Indian constitution: deals with elections, and establishes a commission for these matters.
    • Article 324 to 329 of the constitution: deals with powers, function, tenure, eligibility, etc. of the commission and the member.

Election Commission of India: Composition, Role, Tenure, Power and Function

Election Commission of India: Composition, Role, Tenure, Power and Function

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