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Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System

Topics Covered: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.

Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System

What to study?

For Prelims and Mains: Registration of political parties and provisions governing them, benefits of registration, about the new launch.

What is it?

It is a new online tracking system for political parties launched recently by the Election Commission of India.

 Key features:

  • It will allow them to track their registration applications submitted to the poll panel on a real-time basis.
  • It will apply for parties registering from January 1, 2020.

How it works?

It will enable those applying for the party registration from January 1 to track the progress of their application using the system. The users will get status updates through SMS and e-mail.

Registration of political parties:

Registration of Political parties is governed by the provisions of Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

A party seeking registration under the said Section with the Commission has to submit an application to the Commission within a period of 30 days following the date of its formation as per guidelines prescribed by the Election Commission of India in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 324 of the Commission of India and Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

Sources: the Hindu.