Election Commission is planning for electoral reforms

The commission is about to form a recent push for electoral reforms with the govt, together with creating filing of false declaration a ground for disqualification and limit on expenditure by candidates in legislature polls.
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Highly placed sources within the commission aforementioned its officers would raise the topic of constructing graft throughout the election amount a cognizable offence at the meeting planned with Legislative Secretary G. Narayana Raju once the winter session of Parliament ends on Jan eight.

While the Law Ministry is that the body Ministry for the Election commission, the Legislative Department is that the nodal unit for problems associated with the panel.

The sources aforementioned the Commission would ask the Ministry to take a turn its demand to increase constitutional protection to the 2 Election Commissioners on the lines of the supply given to the Chief Election Commissioner.

A Chief Election Commissioner can be removed from workplace solely through legal document by Parliament. The President will take away the Election Commissioners supported the advice of the CEC.

Referring to the difficulty of false declarations, the sources aforementioned that, as of now, the penalty was a jail term of six months. however the Election commission desires to form it into “electoral offence”.

Conviction in an electoral offence may be a ground for disqualification. “Jail term of six months doesn't enter worry. Disqualification would,” another official aforementioned.

As of now, candidates contesting the legislature elections don't have a bar on expenses.

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