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Lok Sabha Elections 2019

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9th April 2019
General Elections 2019: Who bears the cost?
The chief election commission on Sunday announced that the elections will be conducted in seven phases across the country with the final vote count being held on May 23
India is gearing up for the 17th Lok Sabha elections which will be conducted in seven phases starting from April 11. The chief election commission on Sunday announced that the elections will be conducted in seven phases across the country with the final vote count being held on May 23. As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Law and Order in October 1979, the Centre bears the cost of the Lok Sabha election fully. Similarly, state assembly elections that are held independently are completely borne by the state government. However, if the elections to state and Lok Sabha are being conducted simultaneously, the cost is borne by both the state and the centre equally. Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha will have Assembly polls along with the Lok Sabha election. The Election Commission of India (ECI) pays the honorarium of observers, the people who are deployed for election duties. This, however, is applicable only on the expenses incurred on the actual conduct of elections.

General Elections 2019: Who bears the cost?

India is gearing up for the 17th Lok Sabha elections which will be conducted in seven phases starting from April 11. The chief election commission on Sunday announced that the elections will be conducted in seven phases across the country with the final vote count being held on May 23. As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Law and Order in October 1979, the Centre bears the cost of the Lok Sabha election fully.
Similarly, state assembly elections that are held independently are completely borne by the state government. However, if the elections to state and Lok Sabha are being conducted simultaneously, the cost is borne by both the state and the centre equally. Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha will have Assembly polls along with the Lok Sabha election. The Election Commission of India (ECI) pays the honorarium of observers, the people who are deployed for election duties. This, however, is applicable only on the expenses incurred on the actual conduct of elections.
Published Date: Mar 11th, 2019 02:25 PM | Updated Date: Apr 9th, 2019 02:48 PM IST
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