Election Commission

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Election Commission is established under ?Art 324 - permanent and independent body
Which election's superintendence is taken care by Election Commission ? parliament, state legislatures, the office of president of India and the office of vice-president of India
Elections to panchayats and muncipalities in the state are taken care by ?State Election Commission (Vide 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendment Acts of 1992)
Who determines the number of members in Election Commission ?chief election commissioner and such number of other election commissioners if any as the president says
The appointment ofthe chiefelection commissioner and other election commissioners shall be made by ?President
How are regional commissioners appointed ?president after consultation with the election commission
The conditions of service and tenure of office of the election commissioners and the regional commissioners shall be determined by ?The president
Presently the number of election commissioners are ?three
Do the powers , salary allowances and other perquisites different for Chief Election commissioner and other two commissioners ?No - they are similiar to those of a judge of the Supreme Court
In case of difference of opinion amongst the Chief Election Commissioner and/or two other election commissioners, the matter is decided by ?Commission by majority
The Election Commissioners hold office for a term of ?six years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier
What are the qualifications prescribed by Constitution for the members of the Election Commission ?The Constitution has not prescribed the qualifications (legal, educational, administrative or judicial) ofthe members ofthe Election Commission
Has the Constitution specified term of members of Election Commission ?No
Are the retiring retiring election commissioners from any further appointment by the government ?No
What are the three categories of powers of Election commission ?Administrative, Advisory and Quasi-Judicial
The Election Commission determines the territorial areas of the electoral constituencies throughout the country on the basis of the ?Delimitation Commission Act of Parliament
Who grants recognition to political parties and allot election symbols to them ?Election Commission
Does the Election Commission act as a court for settling disputes related to granting of recognition to political parties and allotment ofelection symbols to them ?Yes
Who notifies the dates and schedules ofelections and to scrutinise nomination papers ?Election Commission
How does Election Commission inquire into disputes relating to electoral arrangements ?EC appoints officers
What is ECs relation with president during times of President rule in a state ?Advises the president whether elections can be held in a state under president’s rule in order to extend the period ofemergency after one year
How does EC give political parties status of national or state parties ?On the basis oftheir poll performance
How does EC meet staffing requirements ?It requests the president or the governor for requisitioning the staff necessary for conducting elections
When can EC cancel polls ?in the event ofrigging, booth capturing, violence and other irregularities
When does EC advise governor ?On matters relating to the disqualifications of the members of state legislature
When does EC advise President ?On matters relating to the disqualifications of the members of Parliament
Does prepare a roster for publicity of the policies of the political parties on radio and TV in times of elections ?Yes
Does EC determine the code of conduct to be observed by the parties and the candidates in times of Elections ?Yes
Where are Deputy election Commissioners taken from ?civil service and appointed by the commission with tenure system
Deputy Election Commissioners are assisted by ?Secretaries, joint secretaries, deputy secretaries and under secretaries posted in the secretariat of the commission
At the state level, the Election Commission is assisted by ?chief electoral officer
Chief Electoral Officer of a state is appointed by ?By the chief election commissioner in consultation with the state government
Who act as the district returing officer ?Collector
Who appoints a returning officer for every constituency in the district and presiding officer for every polling booth in the constituency ?Collector
When was voting age lowered from 21 to 18 years ?After 61st Constitutional Amendment Act of1988, which came into force in 1989