Govt to give Election Commission legal power to link Aadhaar and voter ID cards.

NEW DELHI: The government has moved to amend the Aadhaar Act to legally empower the Election Commission to hyperlink the precise identification quantity with the electoral roll, which could put off bogus and copy entries and pave the way for giving “remote” voting rights to migrant voters.

The regulation ministry is working on a notice to be positioned up before the Union Cabinet for the choice which, aside from sanitizing the electoral roll, will keep migrants from what quantities to “disenfranchisement” with the aid of changing the modern exercise where they are able to vote only if they are within the constituency where they are registered as citizens.

The ministry conveyed this to the Election Commission at an assembly on Tuesday to talk about electoral reforms.

At the assembly among pinnacle EC functionaries and the law secretary, chief election commissioner Sunil Arora confused at the want for the law ministry to rapid-tune implementation of reforms proposed by means of the poll panel as a long way lower back as 2004-05 and additionally keep normal discussions with the EC to check development. Law secretary Narayan Raju assured the ballot panel that the ministry changed into analyzing the 40 electoral reforms proposed by way of the EC and that each was at a specific stage of dialogue.


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