Topic: Statutory, regulatory and various quasi-judicial bodies.
4) Election Commission of India has been known for its rich legacy of being independent and inclusive, however studies suggest that the electorate count has decreased over time In comparison with census count. Comment and also suggest what steps should be taken with respect to these missing voters from the electoral rolls of the world’s largest democracy. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article highlights studies suggesting More than 50 million voters—most of them young—missing from India’s electoral rolls, and provides for a detailed analysis of electoral and census data .
Key demand of the question:
The question expects you to provide for a detailed picture of the scenario, you must detail upon the inclusiveness of ECI, the provisions therefore for the marginalized and the ‘invisible’ sections of the society and the women in the society. you must discuss the problems associated and suggest what measures should be taken to make it more inclusive.
Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer
Start with Importance of ECI ; inclusiveness as an essential component in the electoral process of the country.
Body should discuss the following broad aspects in detail –
- Why inclusiveness is in question? What is the issue of missing records?
- Issue of – greater scrutiny in the voter registration process and inadequate registration in the youngest age group.
- What are the implications for the electoral process?
- Way forward
Conclude with how ECI has a rich legacy of being independent and inclusive. It must live up to that legacy and remove all doubts about missing voters from the electoral rolls of the world’s largest democracy.