NRIs to get voting rights soon: Centre to top court

NRIs may now be asked to disclose bank accounts outside India Report

NRIs may now be asked to disclose bank accounts outside India Report

A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said that the Election Commission (EC) had set up a committee which had examined the issue and submitted a report in October 2014.

"This is a petition of 2014. We know you need only 10 minutes to decide this".

"Factually, on the instant aspect of the matter, the UOI had sought time on November 18, 2016".

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He added that the government would continue to monitor the use of social media applications to detect suspicious activities. The free messaging service can be used as a smartphone app and on computers through a web interface or desktop messenger.

The Election Commisiion had earlier this month said that they can out in place a process to allow NRIs to vote within three months of the law being introduced.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for one of the petitioners, said NRIs could be given the right to vote by making changes in the rules and there was no need to amend the provisions of the RP Act.

Additional solicitor general Atmaram Nadkarni informed the bench that either the Representation of the People Act or the Rules framed thereunder would be amended to give effect to this proposal. "We are very happy to see the results coming through in positive way", Mr. Chindam said in a statement. Responding to the PILs, the EC had ruled out the possibility of allowing NRIs to vote through the Internet or at diplomatic missions overseas for the time being.

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The government had on July 8, a year ago told the court that it has "in principle" approved eballot voting for Indian passport holders overseas, recommended by the Election Commission in a report, and it would have the process in place after making necessary amendments to the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1951, that dealt with elections in the country.

It was announced in January 2015 that the government had in principle agreed with the recommendations of the committee.

The process that the EC is considering to adopt is the one-way postal ballot system which involves sending e-ballot papers to the voters.

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