Transparency in polls: SC seeks response of Centre, EC
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-09

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A plea seeking transparency in the poll process by making it mandatory for candidates to furnish information relating to any criminal offence today prompted the Supreme Court to seek responses from the Centre and the Election Commission.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued notices to the Ministry of Law and Justice and the Election Commission of India (ECI) and sought their replies in four weeks.

“The citizens have a right to informed choice under Article 19 (freedom of speech and expression) of the Constitution ,” advocate Devadatt Kamat, appearing for a Gujarat native, said.For securing a small government job, a person was required to show all educational certificates. However, a candidate is asked to file only an affidavit in support of his/her claims on issues like educational qualifications, he said.

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