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What is SVEEP initiative of Election Commission of India? What are other ECI initiative for Free and Fair Elections? Discuss.

Topic: Salient features of the Representation of People’s Act.

3. What is SVEEP initiative of Election Commission of India? What are other ECI initiative for Free and Fair Elections? Discuss. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu 

Why the question:

The question is based on the recent best practices brought by ECI in irder to strengthen the electoral system in the country.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in detail the SVEEP initiative of ECI and other initiatives.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

One can start by highlighting the importance of free and fair elections for a Democracy like India.

Body:

The answer should discuss the SVEEP initiative of Election Commission of India in detail; Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation program, better known as SVEEP, is the flagship program of the Election Commission of India for voter education, spreading voter awareness and promoting voter literacy in India.

Then move onto comment on the role of Election Commission in ensuring free and fair elections in the country and enumerate various efforts made in this direction.

Conclusion:

Thus, conclude with how ECI and its efforts are key to ensure free and fair elections in the country.