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List of all Anglo-Indian Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha

2 days ago
The Anglo-Indian term was defined in the Government of India Act, 1935. According to this, "a person whose father or any of his male ancestors in the male line is or is of European descent but who is a native of India."

What is the Expenditure limit in the Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections in 2019?

3 days ago
A candidate is not free to spend as much as he/she likes in the election. The law prescribes that the total election expenditure shall not exceed the maximum limit prescribed under Rule 90 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961. A candidate can spend upto Rs.70 lakh, depending on the state they are contesting the Lok Sabha election. Expenditure limit in the Assembly Elections is Rs. 28 lacs in bigger states.

How to register to Vote in India?

3 days ago
In our democratic country we have right to choose our leader whomever we thing is capable. But for this it is necessary to vote. So, every citizen of India should register your vote. Voting is your legal right. In this article we have given easy steps which are required to register to vote.

State wise Expenditure limit for Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha in India

Apr 17, 2019
In order to restrict the influence of the money in the election the Election Commission of India has set elections expenditure limit by amending Rule 90 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961. The poll expenditure limit has been set at Rs. 70 lakh for each Lok Sabha constituency in bigger states and Rs. 54. lakh in smaller states.

What is the cost of EVM in India and where it is built?

Apr 16, 2019
The Electronic Voting Machines have been designed and made by the Technical Experts Committee (TEC) of the Election Commission in collaboration with two Public Sector Undertakings i.e. Electronic Corporation of India Limited, Hyderabad and Bharat Electronics Limited, Bangalore. The cost of M3 EVM is around Rs. 17,000 per unit in India.

What are the Benefits of Electronic Voting Machines in Elections?

Apr 16, 2019
According to an estimate, about 10,000 tons of ballot papers are saved in a national election in India due to the use of EVM machine but the use of EVM will save around 2 lakh trees. EVM machines can be moved easily from one place to another in comparison to the ballot boxes, due to which the people living in inaccessible areas can use their franchise.

Which Countries use Electronic Voting Machines?

Apr 12, 2019
Electronic Voting Machines are used in some of the world's largest democracies, including Brazil, India and the Philippines. Countries like Bhutan, Nepal and Namibia Use Electronic Voting Machines made in India. Although many countries of the world; including England, France, Germany, Netherlands and the United States have banned the use of EVMs.

What is Electoral Bond? 12 interesting facts about it

Apr 12, 2019
The central government has introduced electoral bonds worth Rs. 1,000, Rs. 10,000, Rs. 1 lac, Rs. 10 lacs and Rs. 1 crore to bring transparency in the election funding of the political parties in 2018. These bonds can be bought from selected branches of State Bank of India. In this article 12 interesting facts about these election bonds are mentioned.

Who is a Service Voter in India?

Apr 11, 2019
Lok Sabha election held every five years to elect the next Prime Minister of India. The schedule for 2019 General elections is to be held in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019. Every where in the country different parties are doing promotional activities and people are also participating, supporting their parties. It is necessary to know who can cast vote in India. Who is a Service Voter, how he or she can cast a vote, significance, challenges associated, how service voter is different from general elector etc. Let us study through this article.

Distribution of Lok Sabha Seats in Indian states

Apr 11, 2019
The Lok Sabha is called as the lower house of the Parliament of India or the house of the people. Each member of a lok sabha seat represents a single geographic constituency. Currently, there are 543 constituencies in India although maximum members can be upto 552.

Election Cost per Voter in Lok Sabha Election since 1952

Apr 11, 2019
It is expected that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will cost around 6500 crore to the exchequer of the government of India. This expenditure was around 3870 cr in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In the first elections, the Government spent Rs. 0.60 on an elector whereas it touched 46 rupees per voter in 2014 and in the upcoming 17th Lok Sabha election it will reach around 72 rupees per voter.

List of all State Political Parties in India

Apr 10, 2019
As of April 2019 the number of national parties in India are 7, the number of state recognised parties are 35 and Regional Parties in India are around 329. A party should win at least 1 seat in the Lok Sabha for every 25 seats or any fraction there of allotted to that State or a party should win minimum 3% of the total number of seats or a minimum of 3 seats in the Legislative Assembly.

List of All the Political Parties in India

Apr 10, 2019
India has very diverse multi party political system. As on 10 April, 2019 there are three types of political parties in India i.e. National Parties (7), state recognized parties (36) , regional Parties in India (329) and registered unrecognised parties (2044). All the political parties which wish to contest local, state or national elections are required to be registered by the Election Commission of India (ECI).

List of all Prime Ministers of India

Apr 10, 2019
As we know that India is called the biggest democracy of the world. Articles 74 & 75 of the constitution of India deal with the Council of Ministers and Prime Minister. Since 1947 to 2016 India has seen 16 prime ministers. Jawahar lal Nehru served the post of prime minister for 6130 days followed by the Indira Gnadhi- 5829 days and Dr. Manmohan Singh-3656 days.

T.N. Seshan: The Proponent of Election Reforms in India

Apr 9, 2019
T. N. Seshan is preferable known as the proponent of electoral reforms in India. He was born on 15 December 1932 in Palakkad, Madras Presidency, British India (now in Kerala, India). The full name of the 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre was Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan.

Electoral Reforms in India: Meaning and Requirement

Apr 9, 2019
Electoral reforms refer to the development and benign change in election processes in India in order to facilitate better democracy, clean politics, ideal members of legislative houses, equality of representation and so on. Articles 324-329 deal with elections and electoral reforms. Electoral reforms are required to uphold the aspiration of our ancestors, to accomplish the ideals of our constitution and to have a true democracy in letter as well as in spirit by conducting fair elections.

List of all Presidents of India from 1947 to 2019

Apr 8, 2019
The President of India is the first citizen of the country and is the head of the Indian State. It is the highest Constitutional post in the country.He acts as the symbol of unity, integrity and solidarity of the nation. Through this article, the list of the candidates who have been elected as president so far is being given and some important facts related to them.

Article 370: Rights and Facilities to Kashmiri Citizens

Apr 2, 2019
Article 370 of the Indian Constitution envisages special privileges to the Jammu and Kashmir. These privileges include separate flag and constitution for the Jammu and Kashmir. Article 370 came into force since November 17, 1952. In this article we have explained the Rights and facilities to Kashmiri Citizens due to the enforcement of the article 370.

List of 80 Important Articles of the Constitution at a Glance

Apr 2, 2019
At present, Constitution of India comprises of 448 articles in 25 parts & 12 schedules, 5 appendices and 100 amendments. Originally our constitution had 395 articles in 22 parts and 8 schedules. It is observed that questions based on the Indian constitution are always asked in many competitive exams like UPSC/PSC/SSC/CDS etc. So to cater these exams we made a list of important articles in this topic.

Judicial Review and Judicial Activism

Apr 1, 2019
Judicial Review refers to the power of judiciary to review and determine the validity of a law or an order. On the other hand, Judicial Activism refers to the use of judicial power to articulate and enforce what is beneficial for the society in general and people at large.

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