Election Commission of India

Election regulatory body of India

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is a constitutional authority under the jurisdiction of Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India is responsible for the conduct of elections at the national level, state level and local level. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies, State Legislative Councils and the offices of the President and Vice President of the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act. The commission has the powers under the Constitution, to act in an appropriate manner when the enacted laws make insufficient provisions to deal with a given situation in the conduct of an election. Being a constitutional authority, Election Commission is amongst the few institutions which function with both autonomy and freedom, along with the countryโ€™s higher judiciary, the Union Public Service Commission and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.It's a permanent constitutional body.

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee took to painting while sitting at a dharna at Kolkata's Gandhi Murti to protest against the 24-hour campaigning ban imposed on her..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 3 days ago

In a blow to Trinamool Congressโ€™s campaign, the Election Commission on Monday banned West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee from electioneering for 24..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 5 days ago

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