Concept: Article 324
Category: Local Self Government
CNA mentions: 1 (June 8)
Important articles of the Constitution and its effect on Indian political and social life are to be studied diligently if aspirants are serious about clearing the IAS exam. It is an essential segment of polity and governance of the UPSC syllabus. Every day, many articles feature in the news for various reasons and some of them hold deep ramifications for the country and its polity. Such articles should be read and internalised by the students. In this post, we talk about Article 324, which deals with the Election Commission of India. The EC is a very important concept in polity as it is related to elections and their conduction in the country.
Article 324 of the Constitution provides for vesting of the power of superintendence, direction and control of elections with the Election Commission. The superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for, and the conduct of, all elections to Parliament and to the Legislature of every State and of elections to the offices of President and Vice-President held under this Constitution, including the appointment of election tribunals for the decision of doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with elections to Parliament and to the Legislatures of States shall be vested in a Commission viz. Election commission.
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