SY Quraishi

  • EVMs are 100 per cent tamper-free, says former CEC SY Quraishi April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi on Monday said that the EC makes sure that the Electronic Voting Machines are 100 per cent tamper-free. Speaking to CNN-IBN on the day the 2014 Lok Sabha elections have begun, Quraishi said that the EC makes sure that the elections are...
  • Educate voters, mandatory voting wont work: SY Quraishi January 6, 2014

    Delhi: Former chief election commissioner SY Quraishi on Thursday said that the recent record high voter turnout in elections in Delhi was thanks to various electoral reforms India has made in the past many years, at a memorial lecture on the 35th death anniversary of the veteran politician Bhim Sen...
  • Watch: Former CEC SY Quraishi tells you all about NOTA December 2, 2013

    This assembly elections, voters will have another option while exercising their Right to Vote, the NOTA or Non of the Above option. Former Chief Elections Commissioner SY Quraishi tells you how this option will affect the result and what NOTA will achieve in this election process. ...
  • IOA election to be held on December 5 November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The highprofile election of the Indian Olympic Association will now be held on December 5, ten days after its earlier scheduled date of November 25 following the resignation of Election Commission Chairman S Y Quraishi. The elections had to be postponed in the wake of dramatic resignation of...
  • VS Sampath takes over as the new CEC June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath has taken over as the new Chief Election Commissioner, succeeding SY Quraishi. Sampath was appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner last week, and will preside over the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. VS Sampath is the 18th CEC of India. A lowprofile bureaucrat, who has had...
  • Sampath to take over as the new CEC today June 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Veeravalli Sundaram Sampath on Monday will take over as the 18th Chief Election Commissioner of India at the EC headquarters in the Capital. A 1973 batch IAS officer, 62yearold Sampath will take over from SY Quraishi whose term came to an end on Sunday. ...
  • Jagan's arrest: Mother seeks Quraishi's intervention May 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: Kadapa MP YS Jaganmohan Reddy's mother and the party honorary chief YS Vijaya on Monday requested Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi to direct CBI to release her son in larger interest of democracy and sought holding of free and fair elections in Andhra Pradesh. In a letter addressed to...
  • Opinion, exit polls have no scientific basis: CEC April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Friday said there is no scientific basis for exit and opinion polls and sought a ban on both saying these could be sponsored. Speaking at a panel discussion on "Is India's media becoming increasing unethical", he said the poll body wanted a...
  • EC to host conference of SAARC election bodies April 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India is hosting a conference of heads of election management bodies of SAARC countries in New Delhi from April 30 to May 2 when they will focus on giving a final shape to their Forum. The setting up of such a forum of SAARC election...
  • Quraishi rules out online voting in near future April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Tuesday said he doesn't see online voting becoming a reality in near future while state funding of elections in the country will first require certain key reforms in the electoral process. "Voting online, technologically is child's play for us. We are an IT...
  • Monitor poll expenses strictly: EC to state CEOs April 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commision on Wednesday laid stress on strengthening election expenditure monitoring mechanism and asked polls officials to focus on training of its officials in this regard. On the concluding day of the two-day conference of chief electoral officials (CEOs), top EC officials asked the CEOs of states...
  • Jharkhand RS polls likely before Prez polls: CEC March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commisssioner SY Quraishi has said that he would like to conduct the scrapped Jharkhand Rajya Sabha elections before the Presidential polls. The Jharkhand Rajya Sabha elections were cancelled by the election Commission. The Election Commission on Friday countermanded the Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand in the wake...
  • EC countermands Rajya Sabha poll in Jharkhand March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: In an uprecedented step, the Election Commission on Friday countermanded the Rajya Sabha polls in Jharkhand in the wake of allegations of horse trading and seizure of over Rs 2 crore in cash, saying the election process there "has been seriously vitiated". "The Commission...
  • 'Taxpayer has the right to know how his money is spent' March 28, 2012

    Mumbai: The Government auditor CAG on Wednesday sought more powers for the constitutional body and said the common man has all the right to know how his tax money is being spent. "The legislature votes the Budget. The Budget is passed on to the executive, which implements it and expends that...
  • Bar criminals from contesting elections: Quraishi March 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Stressing that it is important to get rid of criminals in the electoral process, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Tuesday said the law must bar such a candidate from contesting. "People ask me, why can't you debar a candidate from contesting. We cannot do that. The law must debar...
  • EC makes strong pitch for financial autonomy March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday made a strong pitch for financial autonomy on the lines granted to constitutional bodies like the Supreme Court and the CAG, saying the dependence on the government could lead to conflict of interest. "We want the budget of the Election Commission to be charged...
  • CEC for ban on criminals, black money in polls March 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Barring criminals from contesting and checking use of black money in elections top his reform agenda, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said on Friday. "Barring criminals from contesting and checking use of black money in elections are top reform proposals," said Quraishi while delivering a lecture here on poll...
  • Quraishi wants severe fines for model code violation March 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said on Sunday that the Representation of the People Act should be fine-tuned to make penalties for violating the model code of conduct (MCC) more stringent but disfavoured giving statutory backing to the code. Speaking to reporters, Quraishi said the poll panel had the...
  • Exit polls best for entertainment channels: Quraishi March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid a flurry of exit polls predicting the outcome of Assembly elections ahead of the March 6 results, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Sunday said such surveys should at best be on entertainment channels. "Opinion and exit polls should at best be on entertainment channels!," Quraishi tweeted this...
  • Poll panel chief SY Quraishi joins Twitter March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: India's Chief Election Commissioner, SY Quraishi has finally "surrendered" to the Twitter. And Quraishi says he has to thank the youth of the country and his son for it. Posting his maiden tweet, Quraishi, the head of the Election Commission, wrote, "At last, I have surrendered to twitter! Thanks...
  • Row over transfer of officer who stopped Vadra rally February 7, 2012

    Lucknow/ New Delhi: A political storm is brewing over Election Commission's decision to transfer a poll observer, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Pawan Sen, who stopped Priyanka Gandhi's husband Robert Vadra's motorcycle rally near Amethi on Monday. While the Election Commission claims that the order to transfer Sen was issued...
  • EC to monitor illegal movement of cash during polls December 29, 2011

    Chandigarh: Noting that money becomes the biggest source of corruption during elections, the Election Commission on Wednesday said it has deployed teams consisting of officials from various agencies to monitor illegal movement of cash during the upcoming Assembly polls in five states. "We know that money in election becomes the...
  • Assembly polls: EC team to visit Punjab today December 27, 2011

    Chandigarh: An Election Commission team, led by CEC SY Quraishi, will undertake a two-day visit to Punjab, beginning on Tuesday, to take stock of poll arrangements in the state going to hustings on January 30. Quraishi will be accompanied by Election Commissioners VS Sampath and HS Brahma, a spokesman of the...
  • EC to monitor Team Anna for poll expenditure December 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Monday said that the Team Anna will be monitored for poll expenditure in the upcoming state assembly elections. "In law anyone who has spend money in support of a candidate or a party is liable for action. The law says that anyone who...
  • Polls not a problem for Budget date: SY Quraishi December 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The Union Budget for 2012-13 may be presented as usually scheduled on the last day of February next with both Government and Election Commission not foreseeing any problem due to Assembly polls in five states which would not have been completed by that date in Goa. "Ideally, I should...
  • No change in poll dates: SY Quraishi December 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commission SY Quraishi on Sunday ruled out any change in the schedule announced for assembly elections in five states, saying a number of factors have been taken into account before finalising it. "There is no question of rescheduling of dates already announced. We...
  • Team Anna's conduct will be monitored: Quraishi December 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Team Anna's conduct will be monitored during the assembly elections in five states, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said on Sunday, adding that its campaign against a 'particular party' could become an issue of propriety. "They (Team Anna) will be monitored like everybody else," Quraishi said. "So far they have...
  • EC to set up 24-hr call centres in poll-bound states December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will set up for the first time 24-hour call centres to redress election-related complaints in all the five poll-bound states. Election-related complaints can be registered with the call centres by dialling a toll-free number 1950, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said while...
  • Poll schedule may defer Union budget December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The railways and the general budgets for the year 2012-13 may have to be deferred by a few days due to the model code of conduct for assembly polls in five states being in place till March 9. The railways and the main budgets are usually announced by February-end...
  • Can postpone UP school exams for polls: CEC December 22, 2011

    New Delhi: With the Mayawati government having announced holding of high school and state board examinations between January and April 2012, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Wednesday said the panel can get the examinations in Uttar Pradesh postponed if it affects the assembly poll schedule in the state. In an...