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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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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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Law Commission to define what constitutes hate speech: SC

Refusing to entertain a writ petition that seeks to remedy the concerns that have arisen because of “hate speeches” in the country, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India, however, referred to the Law Commission the issues pertaining … Continue reading

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Voters have right to reject candidates contesting the elections: SC

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court recently held that the voters have right to reject all candidates contesting the elections. Consequently, it has directed the Election Commission to include “negative voting” by allowing voters to select None of the … Continue reading

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Returning Officer can reject nomination paper if information not provided in affidavit: SC

Clarifying its earlier decisions, a large Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that the Returning Officers (during elections) has power to reject the nomination paper of a candidate if it (candidate) fails to provide information required in the … Continue reading

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