Election Commission will hold a meeting of all recognized national and state political parties on various electoral reforms on 27th of this month in New Delhi. The Commission has been periodically holding consultation meetings with all recognized political parties to elicit their views on various important issues.
The agenda for the meeting includes discussion on the fidelity of electoral rolls. ECI has invited the views of all parties on measures to improve the accuracy, transparency and inclusivity of electoral rolls in view of the upcoming elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies. The EC has always been keen to strengthen the democratic system of the country by improving its existing electoral system and practices.
Issues related to Expenditure Ceiling for Legislative Council Elections and Limiting Political Party Expenditure will also be discussed in the meeting. Discussion on enforcement measures to ensure timely submission of annual audited reports, election expenditure reports are also on the agenda.
On gender representation in political parties, the Commission will invite views on measures that political parties can undertake to encourage enhanced representation of women within the organizational structure of the political party. The views and feedback of political parties regarding efforts to encourage electoral participation of Voters With Disabilities will also be discussed.