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Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding by the Election Commission of India with the Election Management Bodies of other countries/International Agencies

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Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding by the Commission of with the Management Bodies of other countries/International Agencies

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of the Commission of to enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of electoral management and administration with the Management Bodies of other countries/International Agencies. These are as follows:

i. The National Electoral Council of Ecuador;

ii. The Central Commission of Albania;

iii. The Commission of Bhutan;

iv. The Independent Commission of Afghanistan;

v. The National Independent Electoral Commission of Guinea;

vi. The Union Commission of Myanmar; and

vii. The International Institute of Democracy and Management (IIIDEM) and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).

These MoUs contain standard articles/clauses which broadly express promotion of cooperation in exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of organizational and technical development of electoral process; support in exchanging information, institutional strengthening and capacity building, training of personnel, holding regular consultations etc.

These MoUs would promote bilateral cooperation, aimed at building technical assistance / capacity support for the said Management Bodies.

Background:

The Commission has been participating in promoting cooperation in the field of matters and electoral processes across the world with certain foreign countries and agencies by adopting the mode of MoU signed by the concerned parties. The Commission, a constitutional body, conducts the largest electoral exercise in the world. It is the responsibility of the Commission to organize free and fair in the country of about 85 crore voters with diverse socio-political and economic backgrounds. In recently years, the role being played by the Commission ensures greater participation of people in political affairs. India, today, is considered as the worlds largest democratic country. The success of democracy in has attracted the attention of almost every political system around the world.

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First Published: Wed, August 30 2017. 00:20 IST