Sy Quraishi

  • EVMs are 100 per cent tamper-free, says former CEC SY Quraishi 07-04-2014 09:35 AM

    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 won�t work: SY Quraishi 13-12-2013 12:29 PM

    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 02-12-2013 02:20 PM

    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 21-11-2012 06:55 PM

    New Delhi: The high-profile 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...
  • EC to monitor illegal movement of cash during polls 29-12-2011 12:29 AM

    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 27-12-2011 04:43 PM

    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...
  • EC to monitor Team Anna for poll expenditure 26-12-2011 02:55 PM

    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...
  • Polls not a problem for Budget date: SY Quraishi 26-12-2011 12:16 AM

    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...
  • No change in poll dates: SY Quraishi 25-12-2011 10:33 PM

    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 have taken everything...
  • Team Anna's conduct will be monitored: Quraishi 25-12-2011 02:20 PM

    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...
  • EC to set up 24-hr call centres in poll-bound states 24-12-2011 10:43 PM

    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 announcing the schedule...
  • Poll schedule may defer Union budget 24-12-2011 08:32 PM

    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...
  • Can postpone UP school exams for polls: CEC 22-12-2011 02:04 AM

    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...
  • Goa Govt handing out jobs ahead of polls: CEC 17-12-2011 01:11 AM

    Panaji: The Election Commission on Friday said the Goa government was handing out jobs to people ahead of the assembly elections in the state, but maintained it had no powers to act till the model code of conduct was in place. "The jobs are being given, but we don't have...
  • Recall issues should only be decided in Parl: CEC 13-12-2011 03:55 AM

    Shimla: Taking a jibe at Anna Hazare, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Monday said his demands like right to recall or reject elected representatives should be decided in Parliament and "not at Jantar Mantar." Quraishi also said the proposed electoral reforms was being examined by the Central government which...
  • EC to use social media for spreading messages 26-11-2011 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India plans to use the social media for spreading the message of higher participation of voters in elections and ethical voting practices. Highlighting the strength and spread of the social media, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said "the Election Commission cannot overlook its outreach."...
  • EC to use 'edutainment' to encourage voters 20-11-2011 08:49 PM

    New Delhi, Nov 20 (PTI) Noting that information gap has often proved "quite costly" in fair conduct of elections, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Sunday said a fusion of education and entertainment would be used to increase voter turnout and encourage ethical voting in coming assembly polls. "In my...
  • Quraishi rules out 'impractical' right to recall 11-11-2011 11:24 PM

    Kolkata: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Friday ruled out social activist Anna Hazare's demand for right to recall saying this was not practical in a country like India. "We have made it clear that right to recall is not a very practical idea for India. If a representative is...
  • Right to recall may destabilise structure: Advani 05-11-2011 11:50 AM

    Mumbai: Differing with Team Anna, BJP leader LK Advani on Saturday disfavoured the introduction of the Right to Recall saying it may destabilise the whole structure in a country as big as India. "I am inclined to agree with the Chief Election Commissioner that in a country as vast as...
  • EC to crackdown on use of black money in polls 18-10-2011 03:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission will crackdown heavily on use of black money during the upcoming assembly polls in five states and has put in place stronger measures to monitor illegal cash movement, Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said. "The EC will come down heavily against black money during the...
  • Anna's electoral reforms impractical: CEC 16-10-2011 07:37 AM

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare faced some more opposition as his proposed electoral reforms got a thumbs down from Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi who called them impractical. Speaking exclusively to Karan Thapar, Quraishi said it isn't possible in India. SY Quraishi: Right to recall means about 5 lakh...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 29-08-2011 11:05 PM

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  • Newsmaker of the day: SY Quraishi 29-08-2011 10:58 PM

    CEC SY Quraishi said that Right to recall hasn't been on their agenda at all and it has never been proposed to them. ...
  • Tamil Nadu polls cannot be postponed: Quraishi 04-03-2011 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday ruled out postponing the April 13 Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu as demanded by major political parties, including the Opposition AIADMK, saying every issue was factored in before announcing the poll schedule. Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said it was advisable to stick...
  • Bihar polls the most peaceful ever: EC 24-11-2010 07:56 AM

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Wednesday claimed that the 2010 Assembly elections were the most peaceful in the state. "We are hopeful that violent election days are behind us. We took a lot of preventive steps and 66,000 trouble makers were arrested. These have been the most...
  • Brahma is new Election Commissioner 25-08-2010 04:42 PM

    New Delhi: Former bureaucrat Harishankar Brahma has been appointed as the new Election Commissioner. His appointment comes after the elevation of S.Y. Quraishi as the commission's head. Brahma (60) is a1975 batch IAS officer from Andhra Pradesh cadre. Brahma, who is a former Union power secretary, hails from Assam. "The...
  • Techie who exposed EVM hacking held for theft 25-08-2010 04:35 PM

    Hyderabad: The software engineer who exposed how electronic voting machines (EVMs) can be tampered with has been arrested by the Maharashtra police — for allegedly stealing one. But Hyderabad-based Hari Prasad's supporters said it was a ploy of the Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra governments to divert attention from the discrepancies...
  • EC team in Bihar to oversee poll preparation 09-08-2010 10:10 AM

    Patna: An Election Commission (EC) team began a two-day Bihar visit on Sunday to oversee preparations for the forthcoming Assembly polls in the state, an official said. The team, headed by Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi, arrived in Patna on Sunday afternoon and held a meeting with representatives of political...