Wednesday, July 28, 2021

SC dismisses PIL on 100% matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs

The Supreme Court today dismissed a PIL filed by a Chennai-based group of technocrats seeking 100 per cent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes for Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

A vacation bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, said a larger bench, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, had already dealt with the matter and passed an order. The bench said, it cannot override the Chief Justice’s order.

The apex court had, earlier this month, dismissed a review plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders seeking that random matching be increased to 50 per cent.

The court had, last month, directed the Election Commission to increase the random matching from one to five polling booths per assembly segment, saying it would provide greater satisfaction not just to political parties but also to the entire electorate.

- Advertisement -
Latest news

Govt approves two more new strategic oil reserves of capacity 6.5 MMT

Under the first phase of the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) programme, the Government of India through its special purpose vehicle, the Indian Strategic Petroleum...

Over 3.99 lakh CSCs functional in the country under Digital India Program

Under the Digital India Program more than 3.99 lakh Common Service Centre (CSCs) are functional in the country. This was stated by Minister of State...

Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2021

Lok Sabha today passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2021 amid pandemonium. Moving the bill in the House, the Minister of State...

Rakesh Asthana today took charge as Delhi Police Commissioner

1984 batch IPS officer Rakesh Asthana today took charge as Delhi Police Commissioner. Before this, he was serving as Director General of Border Security...
Related news

Govt approves two more new strategic oil reserves of capacity 6.5 MMT

Under the first phase of the Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPR) programme, the Government of India through its special purpose vehicle, the Indian Strategic Petroleum...

Over 3.99 lakh CSCs functional in the country under Digital India Program

Under the Digital India Program more than 3.99 lakh Common Service Centre (CSCs) are functional in the country. This was stated by Minister of State...

Lok Sabha passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2021

Lok Sabha today passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2021 amid pandemonium. Moving the bill in the House, the Minister of State...

Rakesh Asthana today took charge as Delhi Police Commissioner

1984 batch IPS officer Rakesh Asthana today took charge as Delhi Police Commissioner. Before this, he was serving as Director General of Border Security...