Electoral Reforms in India Term Paper by Jay Writtings LLC

Electoral Reforms in India
Looks extensively at issues of electoral reforms in contemporary India, which are currently hotly debated.
# 120268 | 8,870 words | 46 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper first explains that the role of the Election Commission of India in conducting free and fair elections has become more crucial in the consolidation of India's democracy. Next, the author analyzes issues of election financing, democracy within the party, criminalization of politics, 1998 poll reforms and other related reforms. The paper concludes that the success of these reforms depend upon the working of and adherence to the system on the part of the electoral machinery at all levels - the political parties, the candidates and the electorate.

Tables of Contents:
Election Financing
Democracy within the Party
Criminalization of Politics
Recommendations on Poll Reforms 1998: The Law Commission and the
Election Commission
Political Parties: Registration, Internal Democracy and Election Financing
Other Related Reforms

From the Paper:

"The current provision on the issue of the ban on donation, as per the statute, is that a company in existence for more than three years may contribute an amount not exceeding 5 per cent of its average net profit. The Election Commission does not approve of a total ban on donations by companies to political parties. After all, the political process and the activities, in which a political party legitimately engages itself, involve heavy expenses, which have to be met by funds coming through certain channels."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Basu, Abhijit (1994). 'Process of Elections under Seshan', Democratic World, Volume 33, Number 22, November 16, pp. 6-7.
  • Baweja, Harinder (1994). 'Assembly Elections: Crisis on the Cards', India Today, Volume 19, Number 19, October 15, pp. 114-5.
  • Beant Singh, S.(1993). 'Electoral process and reforms', Journal of Parliamentary Information, Volume 39, Number1, March, pp. 27-30.
  • Bhalla, R. P(1998). Elections in India: Legacy and Vision, New Delhi, S. Chand and Company.
  • Bhandari, Kusumlata (1988). Indian Electoral Reforms, New Delhi, Election Archives.

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