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Electoral Reforms

No place for Doubting Thomases in the State Funding for elections

In a parliamentary democracy the citizens have the political rights constitutionally ensured to make all important choice in government formation by participating in the election process.  The role of political

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Perils of a prolonged election schedule

The election schedule for parliamentary elections as announced by Election Commission of India (ECI) on 5 March 2014 has raised serious issues regarding the efficiency, cost and prolonged period of

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The ECI Juggernaut

India is finally caught in the election fever waiting to cast votes to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha, one of the most cyclopean phenomena, any democracy in the modern world

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Who is afraid of electoral offences?

As 2014 General Elections dawn on India, the purport of electoral reforms in the country finds primacy in public dialogues amongst the citizenry. One of the critical issues concerns the

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No more soft options to ECI for enforcing election code of conduct

Election Commission of India (ECI) has full powers to enforce election code of conduct. 2014 elections will be remembered for

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Mired in delays: Electoral Offences & Petitions

Electoral reform is a long standing demand that the Government seems to be dragging its feet on.  There have been

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Meaningless declaration for now

The Election Commission should be given the responsibility of public oversight and scrutiny of statements filed by candidates. A special

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Empower Election Commission to regulate print and electronic media on opinion and exit polls

The notification of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in relation to the general elections to Legislative Assembly of Karnataka

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Reality Check: Key findings of primary research studies on MPLADS and RTE

Impact- evaluation study of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) As part of our mandate of strengthening

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Alleged criminals contribute to political stability !

At least a dozen prominent NGOs have filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL)  before the Hon’ble Supreme Court seeking intervention to

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