Archive for June, 2011

Election Commission to introduce EVM and VVPAT system

BJP leader LK Advani’s long-standing demand for a paper trail in Electronic Voting Machines to bring in more transparency in the polling process will finally be put to test. the Election Commission unveiled Electronic Voting Machines with voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) that would be put to test in simulated elections across 35 polling […]

MCD asked unauthorised colonies to file applications for the RWC scheme

Taking forward the process of forming ward-level committees for consultation on local development, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi asked unauthorised colonies to file applications for the RWC scheme. Seeking applications from unauthorised colonies with or without provisional certificates, Delhi Mayor Rajni Abbi issued directions to Councillors to “include such RWAs (Residents Welfare Associations) if they […]

Peace Party of India launched in New Delhi

Riding high on their success in the Uttar Pradesh  Assembly by-elections in 2010, little known eastern Uttar Pradesh outfit, Peace Party of India  launched itself in New Delhi . After doing well against major parties in Uttar Pradesh like the Samajwadi Party and the Congress, the party has ventured outside the borders of Uttar Pradesh, […]

MCD to be split into three entities

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s (MCD) fate has finally been sealed. Delhi Cabinet  approved trifurcation of world’s second largest civic body. There will now be a separate municipal corporation for east, south and north Delhi. The number of municipal wards will continue to remain 272. While MCD-east will have 64 municipal wards covering entire trans-Yamuna […]

Delhi HC issues notice to SCBA Secretary over EVMs

The High Court of Delhi today issued contempt notice to KC Kaushik Secretary, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) for allegedly returning the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in the SCBA election in violation of the Court order. The court has directed the Secretary to file his reply by July 6. The order of Justice Rajiv […]

State Election Commission Delhi

Q1. What are the functions of State Election Commission? A. The State Election Commission is responsible for the preparation of Electoral Rolls and the conduct of an election to the Municipal Corporation in Delhi. Q2. Does the State Election Commission prepare the electoral rolls for the elections? A. Electoral Rolls for each ward before each […]

Delhi reserves 50% MCD seats for women

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is being split into three, and after the civic polls early next year, half of the councillors will be women. Chief minister Sheila Dikshit – largely given a free hand by Congress president Sonia Gandhi – finally sealed the decision at a cabinet meeting on Monday. While she managed to […]

BJP to go alone in UP assembly polls

The BJP will have no alliance with the BSP, Samjwadi Party (SP) or Ajit Singh’s Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), neither before nor after the 2012 UP assembly election. BJP national president Nitin Gadkari announced this in his inaugural speech at the party’s two-day national executive meet which began on Friday. The BJP chief’s announcement was […]

Election Commissioners made public their assets

Election Commission Chief S Y Quraishi and other two Election Commissioners V S Sampath and H S Brahma made public their immovable properties. It is mandatory for those contesting elections to make public their assets in cash and properties. Likewise the CEC has set an example and went further and listed the source of funds. […]