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May 28, 2018
Narendra Modi’s unfulfilled promises: In 5th year, PM must take a hard look at opaque political funding rulesPrime Minister Narendra Modi's four years in office have never been unexciting as far as the government's reform-intent is concerned
May 16, 2018
Parliament Logjam Part 9: Corporate funding of elections continues to bankrupt legislative morality, weaken electoral integrityOutlawing corporate funding of elections not just about parliamentary will, it's a debate between competing constitutional values & reworking the framework.
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.
Mar 30, 2018
Electoral bonds: Second tranche on sale from 2 April; to be issued at 11 SBI branchesThe 11 specified branches are located in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Gandhinagar, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Bhopal, Jaipur, Lucknow and Guwahati.
Mar 16, 2018
Electoral bonds worth Rs 222 cr sold in maiden issue, subscription opened on 1 MarchFinance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced 'electoral bonds' in Union Budget 2017-18 as a measure to cleanse the funding to political parties
Feb 28, 2018
State Bank of India will start selling electoral bonds from 1 March; here are benefits of EBs bank has listed outArray
Jan 07, 2018
Arun Jaitley calls electoral bonds 'substantial improvement' in encouraging transparency of political fundingThe electoral bonds mechanism is a substantial improvement in transparency over the present system and the government is open to suggestions to further cleanse political funding, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said
Jan 03, 2018
Electoral bonds printing to have currency notes like secrecy to check counterfeitingAiming to make political funding more transparent, the idea of electoral bonds was first floated by Arun Jaitley in his last Budget
Jan 02, 2018
Finance minister Arun Jaitley announces contours of electoral bonds for political fundingArun Jaitley said the electoral bond, which will be a bearer instrument, will not carry the name of the payee and can be bought for any value, in multiples of Rs 1,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 1 lakh, Rs 10 lakh or Rs 1 crore
Dec 12, 2017
Electoral bonds guidelines are ready; instruments to be bearer in nature, have 15 days validityThe guidelines for electoral bonds, announced in Budget 2017-18, are almost ready and some fine-tuning is being done by the finance ministry