Process of Counting Votes of VVPAT EVMs on the day of Counting

The Election Commission of India has laid out an elaborate procedure in counting centers in constituencies across the country. Step-by-step process on counting day: 1. Randomisation of counting supervisors and assistants for deployment will start at 5 a.m. 2. Counting will begin at 8 a.m. under the supervision of Returning Officers. 3. Each table in … Continue reading Process of Counting Votes of VVPAT EVMs on the day of Counting

Extradition: Critical Analysis

Extradition is the formal process of one state surrendering an individual to another state for punishment for crimes committed in the requesting country‚Äôs jurisdiction. Extradition is an act where one jurisdiction delivers a person accused or convicted of committing a crime in another jurisdiction, over to their law enforcement. It is a cooperative law enforcement … Continue reading Extradition: Critical Analysis

National Policy on Treatment of Rare Diseases: Issues and Policy Dilemmas

A rare disease is a health condition of a particularly low prevalence that affects a small number of people compared with other prevalent diseases in the general population. Rare diseases include genetic diseases, infectious tropic diseases and degenerative diseases. There is no universally accepted definition of rare diseases. World Health Organisation defines rare disease as … Continue reading National Policy on Treatment of Rare Diseases: Issues and Policy Dilemmas

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018

The SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act is popularly known as the SC/ST Act or the Prevention of Atrocities Act. It was enacted in 1989 and the rules for the Act were notified in 1995 and amendments in 2013 and 2014. According to the Act, protection is provided from social disabilities such as denial of access … Continue reading Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018

Corporate Political Funding: Electoral Bonds and Other Reforms

Electoral bonds were introduced by the BJP-led NDA government in January 2018 with an aim to make funding to political parties transparent. It allows a political donor to purchase bonds from authorised banks which can be redeemed by parties only through registered accounts in a prescribed time frame. An electoral bond is designed to be … Continue reading Corporate Political Funding: Electoral Bonds and Other Reforms