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 Extraordinary meeting of the Executive Board of the A-WEB

CEC Shri Rajiv Kumar chaired Extraordinary meeting of the Executive Board of the Association of World Election Bodies at Capetown, South Africa on 18th October,2022

Release of the latest edition of A-WEB India Journal of Elections

The Commission released the latest edition of A-WEB India Journal of Elections. It’s a prestigious international publication containing researched articles, papers & contributions from across the A-WEB community

International Webinar on Enhancing Electoral Participation

International Webinar on “Enhancing Electoral Participation of Women, PwDs & Senior Citizens: Sharing Best Practices & New Initiatives” 

International Webinar on Enhancing Electoral Participation

International Webinar on “Enhancing Electoral Participation of Women, PwDs & Senior Citizens: Sharing Best Practices & New Initiatives” 

IEVP 2021

ECI hosts International Virtual Election Visitors Programme (IVEP) 2021 for Election Management Bodies (EMBs)/Organisations from 26 countries  and three International Organisations.

International Webinar

International Webinar on ‘Issues, Challenges and Protocols for Conducting Elections during COVID-19 : Sharing Country Experiences’ organised on 21st September 2020

IEVP 2020

ECI hosts International Election Visitors Programme 2020 for Bihar Legislative Assembly Elections  [05- 07 November 2020] 

India Chairs A-WEB

CEC, Sh Sunil Arora was elected as the new Chairman of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) for the term 2019-21 as India took over the Chair from Romania at the 4th General Assembly of A-WEB

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    MCC Relaxation & Violation Portal


    ECI

    The usual process for seeking relaxation under Model Code of Conduct has been a manual process. The Ministries / Departments keep on requesting the status of their relaxation requests from the ECI. This creates a disturbance in the processing of the application. 

    While ECI regularly issues notices to MCC violators, there has not been any central database for publications of all such cases.

    One unified portal for Model Code of Conduct Relaxation Request and Violations publication. The Central Government Ministries / State Government Ministries/departments can directly lodge the Model Code of Conduct relaxation requests online and receive their clearance online. 

    Similarly, the Chief Electoral Officer using the MCC Violation Reporting Portal can digitize the cases of the violations and make it online for public viewing. 

    The application was launched on 3rd April 2019 during Parliamentary Elections of 2019.  The MCC portal can be accessed by visiting this portal https://cvigil.eci.gov.in/ 

    Functionality/ Features of the application

    MCC Relaxations:

    Users Actions/Responsibilities
    State Secretaries Case initiator
    Screening Committee
    • Review the Relaxation cases
    • Drop or Recommend to CEO
    CEO
    • A/C setup for State Secretaries/ Department and screening committee (Chief Secretary)
    • Drop, Decide, Escalate to ECI
    ECI Decide, Ask for More Information

    Process Flow

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    MCC Violations

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    The outcome of the application

    In Earlier elections, all relaxations and violation cases were handled manually and it was very time-consuming. This portal was introduced during Lok Sabha election 2019. Since inception states secretaries logged 889 relaxation request and central ministries logged total 131 cases so far.  Portal received a total of 512 cases for MCC violations since inception and are made available online through the portal.

    Edited by ECI

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