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Mar 15, 2019
Centre defends its decision to issue electoral bonds in Supreme Court; says reforms aim to defeat menace of black moneyIn an affidavit, filed in a writ petition of CPM and its general secretary Sitaram Yechury, the Centre said the electoral bonds were introduced on 2 January, 2018 to promote transparency in funding and donation received by political parties. These can be encashed by an eligible political party only through their authorised bank accounts.
Feb 28, 2019
SBI to start sale of electoral bonds in three tranches from March ahead of general electionsWith the general elections round the corner, the government has authorised State Bank of India to launch the sale of electoral bonds in the months of March, April and May
Dec 27, 2018
Seventh tranche of electoral bonds sale to kick off from 1 January: Finance ministryElectoral bonds aggregating to Rs 1,056.73 crore were purchased by citizens or entities till the completion of the sixth phase of issuance of electoral bonds in November 2018.
Dec 18, 2018
Political parties garners Rs 1,046 cr through electoral bonds so far: Union minister P RadhakrishnanElectoral bonds of the aggregated amount of Rs 1,056.73 crore were purchased by citizens or entities till the completion of 6th phase of issuance of electoral bonds in November 2018, Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
Dec 01, 2018
Outgoing CEC OP Rawat says there is no integral problem with EVMs, raises concerns about fake newsChief Election Commissioner OP Rawat demits office on Saturday after a rather hectic term in office.
Sep 27, 2018
Fifth tranche of electoral bonds sale will take place during 1-10 October: Finance ministryElectoral bonds are being pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties as part of efforts to bring transparency in political funding.
Jun 29, 2018
Electoral bonds to go on sale again; FinMin says fourth round to kick-off on 2 JulyElectoral bonds are being pitched as an alternative to cash donations made to political parties and bring transparency in political funding
Jun 28, 2018
SBI refuses to disclose details of political parties which received donations through electoral bonds, claims RTIMumbai saw maximum enthusiasm among donors to purchase electoral bonds with Rs 122 crore of bonds being sold from the SBI main branch in the maximum city while in April it saw sales of Rs 53 crore
Apr 17, 2018
Electoral Bonds have serial numbers but are not accessible to anyone: Finance ministryThe government on Tuesday said the electoral bonds, which are used to make anonymous political donations, carry a serial number as part of in built security feature to prevent counterfeiting but the number is not accessible to anybody, including the government
Apr 11, 2018
BJP’s FY17 income up 81%, BSP’s 266%; 75-80% of total funding comes from faceless donors; Who funds India’s politicians?The current trend in India—where a lion share of funds for parties come from anonymous sources—signals danger as it will inevitably strengthen the infamous political-corporate nexus, black money generation and corruption in the economy.