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Chief Election Commissioner

Pavan Varma | Bonds, not black money, gone: All eyes now on EC

Supreme Court's striking down of electoral bonds underscores the need for comprehensive reforms to combat corruption

03 Mar 2024 12:00 AM

SC rejects plea against CEC, EC appointments; to hear petitions

The Court agreed to examine a batch of petitions challenging the new Act and issued a notice to the Centre

13 Jan 2024 12:41 AM

Lok Sabha passes bill on CEC, ECs’ appointment

The Rajya Sabha had cleared the bill on December 12

22 Dec 2023 12:18 AM

AA Edit | EC must show spine in making polls free and fair

Free and fair elections are undoubtedly the key precondition for democracy to thrive

14 Dec 2023 12:00 AM

RS Passes Bill to Regulate Appointments, Service Terms of CEC, ECs

The bill seeks to replace the 1991 Act, which did not have a clause related to the appointment of the CEC and other ECs

13 Dec 2023 1:53 AM


SC: President to appoint CEC, ECs on advise of committee comprising PM, LoP, CJI

Constitution bench, in a unanimous verdict, held that this norm will continue to hold good till a law on the issue is made by Parliament

02 Mar 2023 12:16 PM

'Irreplacable -- a true reformer': Leaders condole former CEC TN Seshan's demise

The 87-year-old was the 10th CEC and died of cardiac arrest.

11 Nov 2019 3:39 PM

T N Seshan: A strict and bold man, known for cleaning up India's electoral system

Seshan took the job to revamp whole system when Indian elections were flooded with booth rigging and misuse of the government machinery.

11 Nov 2019 2:43 PM

Former Chief Election Commissioner TN Seshan dies at 86

The legendary Seshan was not keeping good health for the past couple of years and passed away around 9.30pm, police official said.

11 Nov 2019 8:13 AM

EC: Dissent of Election Commissioners will be recorded

The decision was taken at a meeting of the full Commission which was called specifically to take on board the concerns expressed by Lavasa.

21 May 2019 8:30 PM


Puducherry CM extending freebies, violating model code: AIADMK

AIADMK alleged that Narayanasamy had been disbursing cash payments from CM's relief fund to his own party members.

12 Mar 2019 12:59 PM

Process to appoint CIC should be same as Chief Election Commissioner: SC

The apex court also took note of the existing vacancies in CIC and SICs and directed authorities to fill them up within six months.

15 Feb 2019 12:35 PM

Fake voter card of former Chief Election Commissioner found; cops probe

Official said fake Aadhaar cards and residence proof in the form of electricity bills were submitted to get the bogus voter cards.

29 Jan 2019 11:55 AM

CEC says EVMs to continue

The Chief Election Commissioner is a constitutional authority charged with conducting credible elections.

26 Jan 2019 2:02 AM

EVM's treated like 'Football' by those losing polls: Election body Chief

Sunil Arora noticed that whenever a party lost an election it started having complaints about EVMs.

19 Jan 2019 2:54 PM


Demonetisation no impact on black money, says OP Rawat

'After note ban it was believed that misuse of money during the elections will be brought down. But it couldn't be proved,' Rawat said.

03 Dec 2018 3:04 PM

Fairness is a must in the appointment of CECs

The first chief election commissioner was Sukumar Sen, a tower of integrity and independence.

04 Nov 2018 12:05 AM

Simultaneous polls not possible without legal framework: EC amid BJP push

Any extension or curtailment of term of assemblies will require constitutional amendment, says CEC OP Rawat.

14 Aug 2018 3:57 PM

Election Commission makes small changes to prevent VVPAT failures

Over 11 per cent of the 10,300 VVPAT machines across 10 states had developed faults and had to be replaced during the May 28 bypolls.

12 Aug 2018 4:38 PM

Paper trail machines don’t click pictures: EC to voters

Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat dismisses the claims on VVPAT as a ‘canard’.

06 Aug 2018 12:45 AM