The Chief Election Commissioner has tenure of six years, or
up to the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. He enjoys the same official
status, salary and perks as available to Judges of the Supreme Court of India
and High court. The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed only through
impeachment by the Parliament.
Election commission provides recognition for a political party as a national party. It is an autonomous constitutional body that is responsible for administering election process in India. It was formed in 1950.
The Election Commission is the Constitutional body duly assigned the task of superintendence, direction and control of elections consisting of Parliament, State Legislature, President and Vice President of India.
In order to check cases of impersonation, it introduced photo identity cards. It was an innovative idea of T.N. Seshan, the former CEC.
An election is a decision
making process by which people get to choose their representative. It is a test
to evaluate the functioning of government and indicates the policies, representatives
would undertake. But elections cannot evaluate the performance of judiciary.
The President of India appoints the Chief Election Commissioner. Conventionally, senior-most Election Commissioner is appointed as CEC. He has a tenure of six years, or up to the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. He enjoys the same official status, salary and perks as available to Judges of the Supreme Court of India and High Court.
Announcement of new projects or programme or concessions or financial grants in any form or promises thereof or laying of foundation stones, etc., which have the effect of influencing the voters in favour of the party in power is prohibited. The coming into force of the Model Code of Conduct cannot be given as an excuse for not commissioning such schemes or allowing them to remain idle.
Rigging is the act of dishonestly organising an election to get a particular result. it is an electoral fraud and an interference with the election process. Some other malpractices are:
Inclusion of false names and exclusion of genuine names in the voters’ list;
Misuse of government facilities and officials by the ruling party;
Excessive use of money by rich candidates and big parties.
The free, fair and credible election is one of the
prerequisites of democratic governance. In India, an independent and very
powerful Election Commission conducts the elections. The Election Commission
ensures free and fair elections.
The electoral roll is a listing of all those registered to
vote in a particular electoral district as part of an electoral system. The
main function of an electoral roll is to combat electoral fraud by enabling
authorities to verify the identity and entitlement to a vote of applicants, and
to streamline voting on election day, and to ensure a person doesn't vote
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