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Asian Development Bank appoints Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as vice-president
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Asian Development Bank appoints Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as vice-president

Lavasa will succeed Diwakar Gupta as vice-president for private sector operations and public-private partnerships of the bank

Raghuram Rajan backs Deepika Padukone's silent protest at JNU, says she inspires one to take stock of what's at stake
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Raghuram Rajan backs Deepika Padukone's silent protest at JNU, says she inspires one to take stock of what's at stake

Backing Deepika Padukone, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said the actress' silent protest against JNU violence as also Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa doing his duty impartially despite harassment to his family, showed that for some people, truth, freedom and justice are not just lofty words, but ideals worth sacrificing for

Ashok Lavasa may be guilty but timing and nature of probe likely to threaten the very edifice of Election Commission
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Ashok Lavasa may be guilty but timing and nature of probe likely to threaten the very edifice of Election Commission

A confidential letter to 11 Public Sector Undertakings from the government to look into an any exercise of 'undue influence' by Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa during his tenure in the Power Ministry from 2009 to 2013 brings back focus on the official, whose family has been under the scanner of various government agencies

I-T department issues notice to Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's wife over her income
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I-T department issues notice to Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's wife over her income

The I-T department is looking at the ITRs of Novel Singhal Lavasa to ascertain if her income has escaped assessment in the past or something has been concealed from tax authorities, official sources said.

EC refuses to disclose Ashok Lavasa's dissent notes in 'MCC violation' cases, cites danger to 'life or physical safety'
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EC refuses to disclose Ashok Lavasa's dissent notes in 'MCC violation' cases, cites danger to 'life or physical safety'

The EC has refused to disclose the dissent notes of its commissioner Ashok Lavasa on decisions pertaining to Narendra Modi's speeches which were alleged to have violated the model code, saying it was exempted information which may 'endanger the life or physical safety' of an individual.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Why EVMs can't be scammed, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review, World Cup memories; today's must read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Why EVMs can't be scammed, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review, World Cup memories; today's must read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Why EVMs can't be scammed, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood review, World Cup memories; today's must read stories

Ashok Lavasa’s dissent adds ballast to Opposition’s attacks on EC, heralds dark days for democracy
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Ashok Lavasa’s dissent adds ballast to Opposition’s attacks on EC, heralds dark days for democracy

At a conceptual level, there is nothing wrong with Ashok Lavasa’s demand for making dissenting notes public.

Lok Sabha Election: Congress terms EC's refusal to make Ashok Lavasa's dissent notes public a 'constitutional travesty'
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Lok Sabha Election: Congress terms EC's refusal to make Ashok Lavasa's dissent notes public a 'constitutional travesty'

On Tuesday, the poll panel rejected with a majority vote Lavasa's demand that dissent notes should be recorded in its orders on model code violations that happened during the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, days after the simmering tension within the EC over the issue came out in the open.

Ashok Lavasa's demand to make dissent note public is critical to natural justice, transparency and strengthening democratic institutions
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Ashok Lavasa's demand to make dissent note public is critical to natural justice, transparency and strengthening democratic institutions

The ongoing controversy over Ashok Lavasa’s minority opinion is a reflection of a broader issue of the need for transparency within key democratic institutions.

'I still say transparency is important,' Ashok Lavasa after EC rejects demand to make dissent note public
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'I still say transparency is important,' Ashok Lavasa after EC rejects demand to make dissent note public

On a day Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and fellow commissioner Sushil Chandra turned down his demand to incorporate minority view in orders relating to model code violations, Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa Tuesday said he still believes that transparency is important and such cases should be dealt in a time-bound manner

Ashok Lavasa’s claim of dissent being stifled in EC disingenuous, goes against poll body's conventions
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Ashok Lavasa’s claim of dissent being stifled in EC disingenuous, goes against poll body's conventions

Ashok Lavasa did not agree with the other two commissioners, Sunil Arora and Sushil Chandra, in finding Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah not guilty of MCC violations

Lok Sabha polls: Dissent, minority views in poll code violation cases will not be made public, says Election Commission
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Lok Sabha polls: Dissent, minority views in poll code violation cases will not be made public, says Election Commission

Rejecting the demand of Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, the 'full commission' Tuesday ruled that dissents and minority views in EC orders in cases of model code violations would not be made public

Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's 'dissent' is reflective of a strong democracy and not of cracks in the institution
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Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa's 'dissent' is reflective of a strong democracy and not of cracks in the institution

While dissent is at the core of democracy, it becomes problematic when it claims to be the sole representative of truth.

CEC Sunil Arora reacts to reports of Ashok Lavasa’s recusal from EC meetings on MCC violations; calls controversy ‘unsavoury, avoidable’
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CEC Sunil Arora reacts to reports of Ashok Lavasa’s recusal from EC meetings on MCC violations; calls controversy ‘unsavoury, avoidable’

Chief EC Sunil Arora on Saturday described as 'unsavory' and 'avoidable' reports that fellow commissioner Ashok Lavasa has decided to recuse himself from meetings related to model code violations till he is not allowed to record his dissent

EC orders probe after Delhi man claims he was dissuaded by poll officials from complaining on mismatch between vote cast and VVPAT slip
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EC orders probe after Delhi man claims he was dissuaded by poll officials from complaining on mismatch between vote cast and VVPAT slip

The Election Commission on Monday asked the Delhi Chief Electoral Office to inquire into the allegations of a man who claimed that he was dissuaded from complaining about a mismatch between the vote cast by him and what reflected in the VVPAT machine on Sunday, during Phase Six of the Lok Sabha election.

ECI, social media giants, IAMAI agree upon Code of Ethics for general elections
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ECI, social media giants, IAMAI agree upon Code of Ethics for general elections

Action will be taken against those who look at misusing social media for political or election purposes.

EC announces Lok Sabha poll schedule: Team in charge of conducting election has huge task on its hands
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EC announces Lok Sabha poll schedule: Team in charge of conducting election has huge task on its hands

Here is a look at the three-member team of the Election Commission of India which will be responsible for conducting the Lok Sabha Election 2019.

CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra appointed as election commissioner; second IRS officer to be given position
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CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra appointed as election commissioner; second IRS officer to be given position

Sushil Chandra, a 1980-batch Indian revenue service (IRS) official, has joined the ranks of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora, who was appointed on 2 December, 2018, and Ashok Lavasa.

Election Commission of India launches social media communication hub; will be more active on Facebook and YouTube
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Election Commission of India launches social media communication hub; will be more active on Facebook and YouTube

The EC will now be on these two social media platforms and they have been launched after due deliberations with other stakeholders.

CEC OP Rawat says 'real action' not 'tokenism' required for electoral participation of disabled
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CEC OP Rawat says 'real action' not 'tokenism' required for electoral participation of disabled

There is a need for "real action" and not mere "tokenism" to enable people with disabilities to have a meaningful participation in electoral processes, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) OP Rawat said Wednesday.