General Election is before us. I have already published many posts related to election based on information from Newspapers, Television and Internet. Now I think it will be better to know something about the election processes in our country. Therefore, I have brought the awareness quiz which started yesterday i.e. 02.04.2019. Today the second issue is before you. I feel it will be of great help to understand many things related to the same. I have taken help from Internet site, Election Commission, Govt. of India and other related sites giving information and knowledge about election.
11. Who appoints the members of Election Commission of India?
Ans. President of India appoints the members.
12. What is the number of seats reserved for Schedule Caste in the Lok Sabha?
Ans. 79 seats are reserved for Schedule Caste in Lok Sabha.
13. At what interval the election for Lok Sabha held?
Ans. Held after 5 yeas.
14. What is the smallest Lok Sabha Constituency in General Elections on the basis of area?
Ans. Chandni Chowk, Delhi.
15. What does it mean by elector?
Ans. A person who has the right to vote in an election is elector.
16. Who can be an elector in India?
Ans. All Indian Citizens above the age of 18 years who have registered themselves as voters are eligible to vote. These individuals can vote in the elections in National, State, District as well as local levels. This provision is as per Indian Constitution.
17. What are the main categories of electors in India?
Ans. There are three categories of electors in India. (a) General electors
(b) Overseas (NRI) electors (c) Service electors.
18. Who is eligible to be registered as a general elector?
Ans. Every Indian citizen who has attained the age of 18 years on the qualifying date i.e. 1st day of January of the year of revision of electoral roll, unless otherwise disqualified, is eligible to be registered as a voter in the roll of the part/polling area of the constituency where he ordinarily resides.
19. What is Overseas elector?
Ans. An Overseas elector is a person who is a citizen of India and who has not acquired citizenship of any other country and is otherwise eligible to be registered as a voter and who is absenting from his place of ordinary residence in India owing to his employment, education or otherwise eligible to be registered as a voter in the constituency in which his place of residence in India as mentioned in his Passport is located. According to the provision of Section 20A of the Representation of People Act, 1950, an NRI settled in foreign land can become an elector in electoral roll in India.
20. What is Service elector?
Ans. A voter belonging to Armed Forces or Forces to which provisions of Army Act, 1950 are applicable, has option of either voting through postal ballot or though a proxy voter duly appointed by him. A service voter who opts for voting through a proxy is called Classified Service Voter (CSC).
(Quiz 3 will come very soon)