Election Commission of India: A Constitutional Body

  • Dr. S. Manjula
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  • Dr. S. Manjula

    Assistant Professor at The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, India

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India is a Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic and the largest democracy in the World. The modern Indian nation state came into existence on 15th of August 1947. Since then, free and fair elections have been held at regular intervals as per the principles enshrined in the Constitution, Electoral Laws and System. The Constitution of India has vested in the Election Commission of India the superintendence, direction and control of the entire process for conduct of elections to Parliament and Legislature of every State and to the offices of President and Vice-President of India. This paper is an attempt to explore the democratic role played by the election commission of India by explaining the organisational set up, powers and functions.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 836 - 845

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116170

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