Category Archives: Election Law

Legislators not barred from practicing as advocates: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that the legislators are not debarred from practicing as advocates during the period when they continue to be the Members of Parliament or the State Assembly/Council. “The provisions of the Act of 1961 and … Continue reading

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ECI launches online survey for Overseas Indian voters

In order to assess level of awareness about the registration and voting process, Election Commission of India (“ECI”) has initiated an online survey for Overseas Indian Citizens. The objective of the survey is to study and determine the registration and … Continue reading

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No to politicians photo in government advertisements: SC

The Supreme Court of India laid down guidelines on content regulation of government advertising and restrained the Governments from using public funds on advertisements which are primarily intended to project individual functionaries of the Government or a political party. The … Continue reading

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Contribution to Political Parties per Companies Act: Govt

Contributions to political parties are governed by Section 182 of the Companies Act, 2013. A company that is not a Government company and which is in existence for at least last three financial years may contribute up to 7.5% of … Continue reading

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UP Lokayukta and Up-Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2012 constitutional: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India upheld the constitutional validity of the Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta and Up-Lokayuktas (Amendment) Act, 2012 (“Act”) against allegations of non-compliance with the constitutional procedure for passing a Bill. The Government of the … Continue reading

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Liability of pvt ‘Sting Operator’ on ‘facts & circumstances’: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that liability of the private individual(s) involved in a ‘sting operation’ should be based on the ‘facts and circumstances’ of every case; and hence the Apex Court upheld Delhi High … Continue reading

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SC forms Committee for guidelines on Govt advertisement policy

In an attempt to distinguish between the advertisements that are part of Government messaging and daily business and advertisements that are politically motivated, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India constituted a Committee consisting of three members to … Continue reading

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