While some of us are working on a package of electoral reform proposals, it would be useful to be aware of the range of suggestions made by various learned organisations/ personalities.
The list on ADR's website is provided below:
To prepare for these consultations a background paper has been created on electoral reforms. The paper can be downloaded from the given link Click HereAlso put together below are various government committees in the past who have taken up the issue of electoral reforms. The reports prepared by these committees and recommendations made by them have been put together in the background paper mentioned above.
- The Second Administrative Reforms Commission (2008) - Click Here
- Election Commission of India – Proposed Electoral Reforms (2004) Click Here
- National Commission to review the Working of the Constitution (2001) - Click Here
- Law Commission Report on Reform of the Electoral Laws (1999) Click Here
- Vohra Committee Report (1993) Click Here
- Indrajit Gupta Committee on State Funding of Elections (1998) Click Here
- Goswami Committee on Electrol Reforms (1990)ADR and NEW has prepared a document containing its recommendations for electoral and political reforms. To download Click HereLaw Commission' draft for amendments to the Representation of People Act, titled 'Organisation of Political Parties and matters incidental thereto'. To downloadClick HereDraft of Political Parties (Registration and Regulation of Affairs, etc.) Act, 2011, prepared by committee headed by Justice M.N. Venkatachalaih, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, and the Chairman of the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution, 2001. To download Click Here
Of course, my suggested reforms are outlined in BFN, chapters 4,6, and in blog posts such as these:
- First step in removal of corruption: State funding of elections
- The 'right to reject' is NOT a reform, but an act of irresponsibility
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