Sat. Feb 24th, 2024


The Chairman of the High-Level Committee (HLC) on ‘One Nation One Election’, Ram Nath Kovind, former President of India, held consultations with Justice U.U. Lalit, former Chief Justice of India; Justice Sanjib Banerjee, former Chief Justice of Madras High Court, and Manan Kumar Mishra, Chairman of the Bar Council of India.

The Government of India has constituted the committee ‘One Nation, One Election’ led by former president Ram Nath Kovind to look at the problem regarding holding of simultaneous elections within the nation and make suggestions thereon.

The Ministry of Law and Justice stated that Justice Sanjib Banerjee, Justice U.U. Lalit and Chairman of the Bar Council gave their thought-about opinion on the topic.

As per the Terms of Reference, the Committee is required to make suggestions for the creation of an applicable authorized and administrative framework for holding simultaneous elections on a everlasting foundation, identification of mandatory amendments to the Constitution and associated election legal guidelines, preparation of frequent electoral rolls, logistics equivalent to EVMs/VVPATs, and so forth., official added.

Continuing his discussions with political events, Kovind additionally held interactions with Deepak ‘Pandurang’ Dhavalikar, President, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Goa, official added.

One Nation One Election committee stated that moreover the above interactions, the fourth assembly of the HLC was held on Saturday. Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha, N. Okay. Singh, former Chairman, fifteenth Finance Commission, Dr. Subhash C. Kashyap, former Secretary General, Lok Sabha, Sanjay Kothari, former Chief Vigilance Commissioner and Shri Harish Salve, senior advocate attended the assembly.

A presentation was made earlier than the committee based mostly on the analysis paper ‘Macroeconomic Impact of Harmonizing Electoral Cycles, Evidences from India’ co-authored by N.Okay Singh and Prachi Mishra, which indicated that simultaneous elections would precipitate increased financial progress, and lead to extra authorities funding on expenditure on capital and income, an official stated.

Earlier within the first week of this month the committee had issued a public discover for inviting options from most of the people. The committee stated that this initiative was taken for making applicable adjustments within the current authorized administrative framework to allow simultaneous elections within the nation.

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