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ECI constitutes committee to examine issues concerning expenditure limits

23rd October, 2020 GOVERNANCE

Context:  Election Commission has constituted a committee comprising Sh. Harish Kumar, Sh. Umesh Sinha to examine the issues concerning expenditure limit for a candidate in view of increase in number of electorsand rise in Cost Inflation Index and other factors.

  • Expenditure limit for a candidate was last revised in 2014, while in respect of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana it was revised in 2018.

The committee will have following terms of reference:-

  • To assess the change in number of electors across the States/Union Territories and its bearing on expenditure.
  • To assess the change in Cost Inflation Index and its bearing on the pattern of expenditure incurred by the candidates in recent elections.
  • To seek views/inputs of the political parties and other stakeholders.
  • To examine other factors which may have bearings on expenditure.
  • To examine any other related issue.

The Committee will submit its report within 120 days of its constitution.