Election Commission of India

Sushubh

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Seems like another Modi loyalist.

Achal Kumar Joti Appointed Next Chief Election Commissioner

Joti, 64, who was the chief secretary of Gujarat when Narendra Modi was chief minister, will take over as the head of EC on July 6, a notification issued by the law ministry said. Zaidi will demit office on July 5.
Joti, who will be the 21st CEC, has also served as the Gujarat Vigilance Commissioner and worked in various capacities in the state, including as the chairman of the Kandla Port Trust between 1999 and 2004 and the managing director of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.
Joti, a 1975-batch IAS officer who joined the three-member commission as an election commissioner on May 8, 2015, will be in office till January 17, 2018. He retired as the Gujarat chief secretary in January 2013.
So he would be chief for less than a year? Unless they change the rules.
 

Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
415,619
12,861
Gurugram
Rawat had in April 2016 recused himself from a poll panel hearing to assess if the MLAs were holding office of profit after Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal accused him of bias.

Kejriwal, who is also the AAP chief, had alleged that Rawat was close to Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chauhan.

A miffed Rawat decided to stay away from the hearing to “uphold the public perception of the impartiality and objectivity of the Election Commission of India”. He re-joined the hearing after CEC Nasim Zaidi demitted office.
seems like a reasonable guy but then :D
 


Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
415,619
12,861
Gurugram
Election Commission to formulate social media code, improve collaboration – The Indian Express

Social media platforms which collaborate with the Election Commission will now have to follow a ‘code of conduct’ to ensure that their user data remains protected from manipulation which could adversely affect elections.

Highly-placed sources in the poll panel said today that the body’s social media unit met yesterday and decided to draft the ‘code of conduct’. The platforms which do not follow the proposed code will not get to partner with the EC. The decision was taken in the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica episode.

Observing that utilisation of social media cannot be stopped due to instances of ‘aberrations’, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat had said yesterday that Facebook would remain the poll panel’s social media partner during the Karnataka assembly elections. He also said the social media cell of the EC would go into the issue of App of politicians and political parties sharing user data without the users’ consent.