New Delhi [India], June 9 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar on Friday held an interplay with the 2022 batch of Indian International Service Officer Trainees (OTs) and urged them to leverage the gentle energy of India on the worldwide stage.
A batch of 37 IFS OTs and two diplomats from Bhutan present process coaching at Sushma Swaraj Institute of International Affairs referred to as on CEC Rajiv Kumar as a part of their induction coaching program.
On the event, CEC Rajiv Kumar stated that India has achieved a definite identification as fashionable vibrant electoral democracy on a world stage.
Whereas addressing the Indian International Service Officer Trainees on the theme ‘India – the Mom of Democracies and Position of ECI’ at Nirvachan Sadan, CEC Rajiv Kumar stated, “India is likely one of the oldest democracies on the earth. It has now achieved a definite identification of a contemporary vibrant electoral democracy on a world stage.”
“Within the final 72 years, India has seen 17 Common Elections to the decrease home of the Parliament and greater than 400 elections to the State Legislative Assemblies with the common acceptance of electoral mandate and easy switch of energy after every election. Within the rising worldwide concern of democratic recession, ECI’s continued supply of credible electoral outcomes showcases the power and resilience of its democratic establishments,” he added.
He additionally gave an outline of the complexity of numbers for conducting elections on the earth’s largest democracy.
“Over 1 million polling stations and, over 1 crore polling officers guarantee inclusive, accessible, participative and tech-driven elections. India’s elections are sometimes hailed because the world’s largest peace-time mobilization carried out with six sigma precision when it comes to motion of males and supplies,” he stated.
Rajiv Kumar added that IFS Officers ought to make the most of this for example of the great nationwide energy of India.
When requested about voting train by abroad voters, CEC Kumar stated, “Time has come when the fifth largest economic system of the world invokes expertise pushed methodology to facilitate its over 1.34 crore abroad voters to take part in elections by Electronically Transmitted Postal Poll System. On this potential endeavour, the position of the international service and our Excessive Commissions/Embassies worldwide, could be very important.”
In the course of the interplay, CEC emphasised the position of sentimental energy in diplomacy and touched upon the position performed by ECIs India Worldwide Institute of Democracy and Election Administration (IIIDEM) in coaching election officers from over 109 nations to this point.
“IIIDEM is the one institute of its form that’s turning into the worldwide hub of electoral administration experience and a sophisticated useful resource centre for studying, analysis & coaching. ECI has been the founding member and chair of a number of international associations like AWEB, AAEA, and FEMBoSA and an lively accomplice with international establishments like Worldwide IDEA and IFES,” he stated.
Whereas addressing the Officer Trainees (OTs) on the numerous position performed by the Election Fee of India in strengthening democracies worldwide, CEC stated, “ECI because the lead for ‘Cohort on Election Integrity’ is offering the management and capability constructing assist to numerous Election Administration Our bodies within the discipline of election administration.”
The Cohort on Election Integrity – was established as a observe on to the ‘Summit for Democracy’ held in December 2021.
“ECI has established itself as a beacon of electoral integrity and equity, serving as an inspiration for EMBs throughout the globe,” CEC stated.
Talking on the widespread challenges being confronted by EMBs within the conduct of free and truthful elections, he confused the rising menace of faux information and deep fakes on social media, derailing the election narratives. (ANI)
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