Fairness at play:
Introducing electoral reforms to reduce
influence of money and muscle power in
Team Coordinator: Ritika Banerjee
Team Member: C.Aakash
Team Member: Aashna Shah
Team Member: Punit Kukreja
Team Member: Faisal Wisal
1.Anti social/ Uneducated
Why current electoral status needs change?
2. Unaccounted money,
a. In the process of
leading a country a leader
should be aware.
b. Education is the key to
c. As a citizen of the country
one shall not tolerate the
intake of anti-intellectual
d. Leaders are followed and
hence and educated leader
would be a better influence.
5cr - 50lk
50lk - 10lk
The above status holds true
even when candidates having
asset <<10lk were 3964 and
“Model code of conduct
issued by election
commission in 1971(5th
It is revised time to time.
The code expects elections
to be conducted in a fair
and free manner, but still it
seems the candidates turn
their deaf ear to the ECI.
3. EC’s highest degree of
power not witnessed,
drowned by unethical
behavior of leaders:
4. Communal loyalty
outdo individual priority
a. Citizens are getting
communalism from the
true motive to find
b. Voters should not use
elections to prove
religious loyalty rather
should focus on Indian
Why current electoral status needs change?Why current electoral status needs change?
^ EC: Election Commission of India
POLICY 1: We want to set hardcore criteria for candidates
1. National Eligibility Test for
Political Candidature (NETPC) should
commence for screening of
candidates wanting to contest
elections. * responsibility of NETPC
on election commission of India.
2. Verification of criminal and legal
records of candidates by EC.
3. A history of strong social work/
community service undertaken by
the candidates in past 3 years should
be checked by EC.
4. Tax and bank audits of the
contestant and his immediate family
should be performed.
Affidavit, deciding a worthy leader.
Bank and tax
POLICY 2: We need to set strict boundaries
preventing high expenditure in elections :
1. No to rallies. Yes to public debates supervised by social activists
and participated by all contesting candidates and in presence of the
countrymen making it a transparent conduct.
2. Air time slot on television to be allotted to particular
party/candidate and no separate “prachaar sambhandhit karya ”
3. Collages consisting of candidate profile to be put up on strategic city
joints. It enables comparison of candidate profile by the voters.
No pamphlets and individual banners on public buildings etc.
4. Using social networking sites as a platform for campaigning.
1. The cost of conducting 2004 elections was 125 times greater than
that of 1952.
2. 2009 Lok Sabha Poll estimated spending (nearly INR 10,000 crore)
is higher than the 2008 US Presidential Elections (nearly INR 8,000
1. Installment of IP camera (internet protocol camera):
District election commissioner to be put in charge for keeping watch on the proceedings of the
election, IP cameras would help maintain decorum during elections.
NOTE: IP cameras unlike analog closed circuit television can send and receive data using a
computer network and internet.
2. Indian media made watch dog:
a. Neighborhood free sheets, school magazines, mass circulation daily
newspapers such printed media should be utilized.
b. At present, India is the only country in the world with over four dozen 24-
hour television channels that broadcast news and current affairs programs in
over a dozen languages, including nearly 20 channels in the most widely
spoken language: Hindi.
c. Private radio stations should enter the scene primarily too.
d. All malpractices and election proceedings should be made transparent by
Indian media so as any form of denial by the candidates is not encouraged
later on during investigation.
e. Media should be given appropriate motivation for such coverage
NOTE: But on any wrong portrayal of any candidate without evidence, the
media group should be suspended for a specific period.
Based on biometrics voters
should be registered
online, and centralized
biometric ID information
should be maintained in a
remote server and during
elections it should be made
The availability of high
tech printing technology
has made it easy for
physical ID’s to be forged.
of humans based on their
1. Best way is to
2. Avoids booth
capturing and any
upon the voters
3. European states
POLICY 4: Strengthening rules provided by EC.
Election Commission of India has set up rules and regulation which if maintained
honestly can result into a transformed election condition. But for immediate effect
following measures to be taken:
The cognizable offences to be changed into Non-
NOTE: cognizable offences: can be treated directly by the police forces whereas the
non cognizable offences: can only be tackled by law keepers once the court gives
The presiding officer and the police should be made powerful enough to take
actions against: people involved in booth capturing,
people carrying arms to the election proceedings,
people harming a public servant on duty,
person trying to persuade voters for a particular candidate,
person who destroys ballot paper/EVM or pastes paper on
symbols/names/ballot buttons of the EVM for the election etc.
• (POLICY 1)
Rs. 5000 payable by the
candidates when affidavit
submitted to the district EC
• (POLICY 2)
Expenses of public debate and
candidate collage should be
handled by govt.
OR The candidates itself
• (POLICY 3)
Cost of one IP camera: Rs
4000 approx. Wholesale
purchase will be lesser.
• (POLICY 1)
Panel of knowledgeable and honest
personalities to be created to conduct
• (POLICY 2)
Panel of well deserved social activists
to be made representatives for the
• (POLICY 3)
a. IT sector of India, companies
such as Infosys should associate
together to build up a backbone for
the online voting system.
b. Committee to help rural areas to
uplift themselves to Online Voting.
Expense Factor Management factor
1. Indian population:
a. People are the core of
b. Different approaches
taken towards society
c. Every policy tends to
after a period.
Being a developing
country sets us back in
aspects regarding funds.
Which prohibits us from
a. Finding a strong body
to educate people
about the importance
of election over
religion is difficult.
b. In a survey conducted
by us students of GEU,
we found out most
people aging b/w 18-
25 aren't aware of
In policy 2 *candidates/party will not agree on the area,
* One candidates profile damaged entire collage will
be demanded to be brought down.
* Social networking sites might limit reaching out to
50+ aged voters.
Team: ‘Youth democratic drive’
“Elections are held to delude the populace
into believing that they are participating
-Gerald F. Lieberman
India shouldn’t hold pride in proving the
above statement rather should proudly
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broadcasting development) : The media resource.
2. en.wikipedia.org : all round information resource
3. eci.nic.in : Election 5. PDFs regarding high
criminal rates amongst :By ADR Association for
minister. democratic reforms
berkley.edu : election facts resource