For All Defence Aspirants Model Code Of Conduct-NCA ACADEMY

For All Defence Aspirants Model Code Of Conduct-NCA ACADEMY

Model Code Of Product

With The Announcement Of Elections To The 17th Lok Sabha ,The Model Code Of Conduct (MCC)Has Come Into Effect Immediately.

Key Points

The Model Code Of Conduct (MCC) Is A Consensus Document. It Is Intended To Help The Poll Campaign Maintain High Standards Of Public Morality And Provide A Level Playing Field For All Parties And Candidates.

The MCC Is A Set Of Guidelines Issued By The Election Commission (EC) To Regulate Political Parties And Candidates Prior To Elections. Basically, The Code Spells Out The Do’s And Don’ts For Elections.

This Is In Keeping With Article 324 Of The Constitution Which Mandates EC To Conduct Free And Fair Elections To The Parliament And State Legislatures.

It Is Not Statutory But Political Parties, Candidates And Polling Agents Are Expected To Observe The Norms, On Matters Ranging From The Content Of Election Main Forests ,Speeches And Processions, To General Conduct Etc.

The Code Comes Into Force On The Announcement Of The Poll Schedule And Remains Operational Till The Process Is Concluded.

What Is Permitted And What Is Not?

The MCC Forbid Ministers From Using Official Machinery For Election Work And From Combining Official Visits With Electioneering.

Advertisements Extolling The Work Of The Incumbent Government Using Public Money Are To Be Avoided.

The Government Cannot Announce Any New Schemes Or Financial Grants,And Make Any Ad Hoc Appointments.

MCC Also Applies To Content Posted By Political Parties And Candidates On The Internet, Including On Social Media Sites.

Ministers Cannot Enter Any Polling Station Or Counting Centre Except In Their Capacity As A Voter Or A Candidate.

Centre Except In Their Capacity As A Voter Or A Candidate.

The EC Has Devised Several Mechanisms To Take Note Of The Violation Of The Code, Include Joint Task Forces Of Enforcement Agencies And Flying Squads. The Latest Is The Introduction Of The Cvigil Mobile App Through Which Audio-Visual Evidence Of Malpractices Can Be Reported.

The CVIGIL App Provides Time-Stamped, Evidence Based Proof Of The Model Code Of Conduct / Expenditure Violation, Having Live Photo/ Video With Auto Location Data.

Any Citizen Can Lodge A Complaint Through The App Flying Squads Then Investigate The Matter And The Returning Officer Takes The Decision.

MCC; Legal Enforcement

Though MCC Does Not Have Statutory Backing,It Has Come To Acquire Teeth In The Past Decade Because Of Its Strict Enforcement By The EC. The Commission Usually Uses Moral Section To Get Political Parties And Candidates To Fall In Line.

Certain Provision Of The MCC May Be Enforced Through Invoking Corresponding Provisions In Other Statutes Such As The Indian Penal Code,1860 Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973 And Representation Of The People Act,1951.

For Example; Inciting Hartred Through Political Speeches, Appealing To Caste And Community Feelings Of Voters, Intimidating Or Bribing Voters In The 48 Hours Preceding The Close Of Polling Are Offences For Which Candidates Can Be Tried Under The Statues.

The EC Argues Against Making It Legally Binding. According To It, Elections Must Be Completed Within A Relatively Short Time But Judicial Proceedings Typically Take Longer, Therefore It Is Not Feasible To Make It Enforceable By Law.






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