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Election Commission Latest News & Updates

The Election Commission recently announced the decision of five states –Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram The election dates for assembly seats have been announced today (October 9). Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram are the states where assembly elections are proposed. According to the Election Commission, 17th November in Madhya Pradesh, 23rd November in Rajasthan, 7th and 17th November in Chhattisgarh, 7th November in Mizoram also, And November 30 in Telangana Elections will be held on. The election results will be declared on 3 December. “If the assembly seats of Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh are combined, the total seats will be 679.”

where how many assembly seats

Chhattisgarh Assembly – 90 seats
Madhya Pradesh Assembly – 230 seats
Mizoram Assembly – 40 seats
Rajasthan Assembly – 200 seats
Telangana Assembly – 119 seats

What is Election Commission of India?

The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for the administration of union and state election processes in India. This body conducts elections for the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and state assemblies in India and for the posts of President and Vice President in the country.

What are the constitutional provisions related to Election Commission?

The Election Commission has constitutional status under Article 324.

Article 324 of the Constitution provides that the power of superintendence, direction and control of elections to the Parliament, to the State Legislatures, to the office of the President of India and to the office of the Vice-President of India shall be vested in the Election Commission.

Part XV of the Indian Constitution deals with elections, and establishes a commission for these matters. Articles 324 to 329 of the Constitution are related to the powers, functions, tenure, eligibility etc. of the Commission and the members, details of which are given below-

Articles related to Elections
324 Superintendence, direction and control of elections to be vested in an Election Commission.
325 No person to be ineligible for inclusion in, or to claim to be included in a special, electoral roll on grounds of religion, race, caste or sex.
326 Elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assemblies of States to be on the basis of adult suffrage.
327 Power of Parliament to make provision with respect to elections to Legislatures.
328 Power of Legislature of a State to make provision with respect to elections to such Legislature.
329 Bar to interference by courts in electoral matters.

When was the Election Commission established?

The Election Commission was established on 25 January 1950

Election commission structure: It is a 3 member body. There is a Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners. All are appointed by the President of India.

  • currently Anup Chandra Pandey is the election commissioner
  • First Chief Election Commissioner: Sukumar Sen

ECI What are the main functions of,

  • The Superintendent of the Election Commission of India directs and controls the entire process of conducting elections to the Parliament and Legislature of each State and to the offices of the President and Vice-President of India.
  • The most important function of the Commission is to decide the election schedule for conducting elections from time to time, whether it is general elections or by-elections.
  • It prepares voter list, issues Electronic Photo Identity Card (EPIC).
  • It decides on the location of polling stations, workload of voters at polling stations, location of counting centres, arrangements to be made in and around polling stations and counting centers and all allied matters.
  • It grants recognition to political parties and settles disputes related to them as well as allots election symbols to them.
  • The Commission also has advisory jurisdiction in the matter of post-election disqualification of sitting members of Parliament and State Legislatures.
  • It issues model code of conduct in elections for political parties and candidates so that no one indulges in unfair practices or arbitrary misuse of powers by those in power.
  • It also sets and monitors campaign expenditure limits per candidate for all political parties.

List Of Chief Election Commissioner 2023

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