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ECI Silent on Serious Irregularities in May 2019 Gen Election: Constitutional Conduct Group

A vocal group of thinkers, 64 retired civil servants, have, in a third reminder to the Election Commission of India(ECI) reityerated their demand for a social sample of EVMs/VVPATs used in the Lok Sabha elections to assess the integrity of the results, given as they have provided proof of serious irregularities. Despite seeking a meeting with ECI, the Commission is silent.

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ECI

In a third reminder, dated November 19,2019 addressed to the Election Commission of India(ECI), the Constitutional Conduct Groupconsisting of 64 retired civil servants, has sought answers: their first letter on this issue was sent on July 2, 2019, with two subsequent reminders, but there has been no response from the Election Commission to date. The effort has been endorsed by 83 veterans of the defense services, academics, and other concerned citizens. Again, in today’s letter, they have, again,  specifically requested for conducting a social audit of a sample of EVMs/VVPATs used in the Lok Sabha elections to assess the integrity of the results. The group has also sought a meeting with the Election Commission to discuss the modalities further.

The letter raises issues that d are critical for the well-being and proper functioning of our democratic republic. Our group has been in touch with your predecessor, Shri O.P. Rawat, on a number of issues related to the conduct of elections. As a group of former civil servants, many of whom have been associated with election processes over the past six decades, the authors say they “consider it their duty to work with the Election Commission of India (ECI) to address the doubts that have arisen in the public mind about the impartiality and fairness of our electoral processes.

Further, the letter adds that, “Many of these questions would have been avoided if the ECI, currently under your stewardship, had accepted the principle of agent transparency vis-à-vis its principal, which, in this case, is the people of India. So, disclosure should be the rule rather than the exception. All information relating to the conduct of elections should be open to the public except where  specifically needing to be exempted. Even when disclosure of some information is exempted, the criteria for keeping it confidential must be made public and transparent.

The signatories have demanded that the ECI display, on its website:

the Parliament Constituency-wise, Assembly segment-wise, and polling station-wise figures of (a) votes polled in EVMs [i.e. other than postal ballots] and (b) votes as counted in EVMs. Ideally, there should be no discrepancies between the two sets of figures.

Details of the 5 polling stations chosen as ‘samples’ for each Assembly segment, and the polling station-wise figures of (a) EVM electronic count and (b) VVPAT manual count. Ideally, there should be no discrepancies between these two sets of figures also.

Full text Copies of the letter (DOC and PDF) may be read here

 


Text of the Letter addressed to Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner                                   

Ashok Lavasa, Election Commissioner, Sushil Chandra, Election Commissioner dated November19, 2019

Sub:- Your Silence on Issues Raised with Regards to Serious Irregularities in the Conduct of Lok Sabha General Elections, 2019

Ref:- Our letter dated July 2, 2019 and reminders dated  July 10, 2019 and August 10, 2019

Please refer to the letter dated July 2, 2019 on the above subject of addressed to you by 64 former civil servants and endorsed by 83 veterans of the defense services, academics, and other concerned citizens. Subsequent reminders have been sent as indicated above.

Your failure to respond to any of the points raised in the letter and reminders, or to even acknowledge their receipt, leads us to wonder whether we will ever receive a response.

The issues raised are critical for the well-being and proper functioning of our democratic republic. Our group has been in touch with your predecessor, Shri O.P. Rawat, on a number of issues related to the conductof elections. As a group of former civil servants, many of whom have been associated with election processes over the past six decades, we consider it our duty to work with the Election Commission of India (ECI) to address the doubts that have arisen in the public mind about the impartiality and fairness of our electoral processes.

Many of these questions would have been avoided if the ECI, currently under your stewardship, had accepted the principle of agent transparency vis-à-vis its principal, which, in this case, is the people of India. So, disclosure should be the rule rather than the exception. All information relating to the conduct of elections should be open to the public except where specifically needing to be exempted. Even when disclosure of some information is exempted, the criteria for keeping it confidential must be made public and transparent.

We do not believe that there is any justification for the ECI not displaying on its web site:

the Parliament Constituency-wise, Assembly segment-wise, and polling station-wise figures of (a) votes polled in EVMs[i.e. other than postal ballots] and (b) votes as counted in EVMs. Ideally, there should be no discrepancies between the two sets of figures.

details of the 5 polling stations chosen as ‘samples’ for each Assembly segment, and the polling station-wise figures of (a) EVM electronic count and (b) VVPAT manual count. Ideally, there should be no discrepancies between these two sets of figures also.

But there have been extensive media reports about large-scale discrepancies in respect of both (i) and (ii) above. While we are aware that media reports may not always be correct, the ECI has failed the test of transparency by not disclosing the above sets of its figures on its web site, thereby paving the way for an adverse presumption being drawn in this matter.

In the interests of transparency and electoral integrity, we call upon the ECI to immediately display on its web site, the figures indicated in (i) and (ii) above;

disclose the ‘decision rules’, if any, of the ECI about manual counting in the event of discrepancies of either type occurring;

disclose if there were any occasions to apply these decision rules during the recently concluded Parliamentary Elections.

Even while our letter of July 2, 2019 was waiting for some kind of a response from you, various media reports have appeared, suggesting that unauthorized private engineers had access to the EVM and VVPAT machines in the General Elections, 2019;

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)and Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL) Ltd. have refused to provide information in response to to RTI queries on EVMs and VVPATs even after having collected the fees for the same, though we understand that now the RTI first appellate authority has directed the ECIL to provide the information while the BEL first appellate authority for RTI has directed them to transfer the queries relating to the number of EVMs and VVPATs deployed for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to the ECI.

Clearly, the issues relating to the EVM and VVPAT machines are yet to be resolved satisfactorily, and the ECI, under your stewardships, needs to put this controversy to rest. Recent reports also seem to suggest that a programme installed in the VVPAT can access VVPAT memories and alter the input to the Control Unit, thereby manipulating the people’s mandate.To set at rest doubts in the public mind, we suggest a social audit of the functioning of the EVM and VVPAT machines used in the recent Lok Sabha General Elections. Social audits are an accepted tool in all democracies and, even in our country; we have used them to monitor the functioning of various social sector programmes. We are ready to work with you in the organization and conduct of such a social audit.

To conduct such a Social Audit,we propose as follows:

Access to the entire electoral records, including EVM and VVPAT machines used in 20 select Lok Sabha Constituencies (representing merely 3.6% of the total Lok Sabha constituencies), in the recently concluded General Elections, 2019, be provided to a Social Audit Group, comprising three representatives each of civil society representatives (which will include members of our group of former civil servants) and the ECI.

The twenty Lok Sabha Constituencies will be selectedby the Social Audit Group and the same will be intimated to the ECI for making the records/machines available.

The ECI will release these records, EVM and VVPAT machines under whatever supervisory arrangement itconsiders necessary to ensure that while the auditors have full access, these records are not tampered with in any way during the audit.The only rider would be that thesearrangements would not in any way fetter the ability of the Social Audit Group to examine the records and machines in any way the Group considers necessary.

To test the integrity and security system of the EVM and VVPAT machines, the Social Audit Group will, in consultation with the ECI,have the freedom to appoint an independent third-partyteam of IT experts from India or from abroad, if necessary, who have the experience of conducting hackathons. There would be no restrictions on the hackers – they would be free to check the hardware, the software, and also the programmes embedded in the chips of all these machines to determine whether the EVM/VVPAT machines are capable of being manipulated either before, during or after each step of the electoral process.

All the EVM and VVPAT machines used for the hackathon would be disabled for future use under the joint supervision of the Social Audit Group and ECI, to ensure that none of these is ever used again in any future election.

We are sending copies of this letter to the Chief Electoral Officers of all States and Union Territories, to keep them apprised of our proposal. Furthermore, as many of the electoral records, EVM and VVPAT machines are lying in the immediate custody of various state government agencies, they too are custodians of public property.

We look forward to an early response from you. A delegation from our group is willing and keen to meet you at a mutually convenient time to discuss the further modalities of the Social Audit.

The letter has been copied to the Chief Electoral Officers of all States and Union Territories

  1.  

S.P. Ambrose

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Secretary, Ministry of Shipping & Transport, GoI

  1.  

Mohinderpal Aulakh

IPS (Retd.)

Former Director General of Police (Jails), Govt. of Punjab

  1.  

N. Bala Baskar

 

IAS (Retd.)

 

Former Principal Adviser (Finance), Ministry of External Affairs, GoI

  1.  

G. Balachandhran

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal

  1.  

Vappala Balachandran

IPS (Retd.)

Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, GoI

  1.  

Gopalan Balagopal

IAS (Retd.)

Former Special Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal

  1.  

Chandrashekhar Balakrishnan

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Coal, GoI

  1.  

Sharad Behar

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Madhu Bhaduri

IFS (Retd.)

Former Ambassador to Portugal

  1.  

Pradip Bhattacharya

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Development & Planning and Administrative Training Institute, Govt. of West Bengal

  1.  

Sundar Burra

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra

  1.  

Kalyani Chaudhuri

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal

  1.  

Anna Dani

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra

  1.  

Vibha Puri Das

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GoI

  1.  

P.R. Dasgupta

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chairman, Food Corporation of India, GoI

  1.  

Pradeep K. Deb

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Deptt. Of Sports, GoI

  1.  

M.G. Devasahayam

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Govt. of Haryana

  1.  

Sushil Dubey

IFS (Retd.)

Former Ambassador to Sweden

  1.  

Arif Ghauri

IRS (Retd.)

Former Governance Adviser, DFID, Govt. of the United Kingdom (on deputation)

  1.  

Gourisankar Ghosh

IAS (Retd.)

Former Mission Director, National Drinking Water Mission, GoI

  1.  

S.K. Guha

IAS (Retd.)

Former Joint Secretary, Department of Women & Child Development, GoI

  1.  

Meena Gupta

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, GoI

  1.  

Jagdish Joshi

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary (Planning), Govt. of Maharashtra

  1.  

Rahul Khullar

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

  1.  

Brijesh Kumar

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Department of Information Technology, GoI

  1.  

Harsh Mander

IAS (Retd.)

Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Lalit Mathur

IAS (Retd.)

Former Director General, National Institute of Rural Development, GoI

  1.  

Aditi Mehta

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan

  1.  

Deb Mukharji

IFS (Retd.)

Former High Commissioner to Bangladesh and former Ambassador to Nepal

  1.  

Shiv Shankar Mukherjee

IFS (Retd.)

 

Former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

 

  1.  

Nagalsamy

IA&AS (Retd.)

Former Principal Accountant General, Tamil Nadu & Kerala

  1.  

P.G.J. Nampoothiri

IPS (Retd.)

Former Director General of Police, Govt. of Gujarat

  1.  

Surendra Nath

IAS (Retd.)

Former Member, Finance Commission, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Amitabha Pande

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Inter-State Council, GoI

  1.  

N.K. Raghupathy

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chairman, Staff Selection Commission, GoI

  1.  

K. Sujatha Rao

IAS (Retd.)

Former Health Secretary, GoI

  1.  

Aruna Roy

IAS (Resigned)

 

  1.  

Deepak Sanan

IAS (Retd.)

Former Principal Adviser (AR) to Chief Minister, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh

  1.  

S. Satyabhama

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chairperson, National Seeds Corporation, GoI

  1.  

Ardhendu Sen

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal

  1.  

Ashok Kumar Sharma

IFS (Retd.)

Former Ambassador to Finland and Estonia

  1.  

Navrekha Sharma

IFS (Retd.)

Former Ambassador to Indonesia

  1.  

Raju Sharma

IAS (Retd.)

Former Member, Board of Revenue, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh

  1.  

Hindal Tyabji

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chief Secretary rank, Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir

  1.  

Ramani Venkatesan

IAS (Retd.)

Former Director General, YASHADA, Govt. of Maharashtra

 

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ECI Silent on Serious Irregularities in May 2019 Gen Election: Constitutional Conduct Group

A vocal group of thinkers, 64 retired civil servants, have, in a third reminder to the Election Commission of India(ECI) reityerated their demand for a social sample of EVMs/VVPATs used in the Lok Sabha elections to assess the integrity of the results, given as they have provided proof of serious irregularities. Despite seeking a meeting with ECI, the Commission is silent.

ECI

In a third reminder, dated November 19,2019 addressed to the Election Commission of India(ECI), the Constitutional Conduct Groupconsisting of 64 retired civil servants, has sought answers: their first letter on this issue was sent on July 2, 2019, with two subsequent reminders, but there has been no response from the Election Commission to date. The effort has been endorsed by 83 veterans of the defense services, academics, and other concerned citizens. Again, in today’s letter, they have, again,  specifically requested for conducting a social audit of a sample of EVMs/VVPATs used in the Lok Sabha elections to assess the integrity of the results. The group has also sought a meeting with the Election Commission to discuss the modalities further.

The letter raises issues that d are critical for the well-being and proper functioning of our democratic republic. Our group has been in touch with your predecessor, Shri O.P. Rawat, on a number of issues related to the conduct of elections. As a group of former civil servants, many of whom have been associated with election processes over the past six decades, the authors say they “consider it their duty to work with the Election Commission of India (ECI) to address the doubts that have arisen in the public mind about the impartiality and fairness of our electoral processes.

Further, the letter adds that, “Many of these questions would have been avoided if the ECI, currently under your stewardship, had accepted the principle of agent transparency vis-à-vis its principal, which, in this case, is the people of India. So, disclosure should be the rule rather than the exception. All information relating to the conduct of elections should be open to the public except where  specifically needing to be exempted. Even when disclosure of some information is exempted, the criteria for keeping it confidential must be made public and transparent.

The signatories have demanded that the ECI display, on its website:

the Parliament Constituency-wise, Assembly segment-wise, and polling station-wise figures of (a) votes polled in EVMs [i.e. other than postal ballots] and (b) votes as counted in EVMs. Ideally, there should be no discrepancies between the two sets of figures.

Details of the 5 polling stations chosen as ‘samples’ for each Assembly segment, and the polling station-wise figures of (a) EVM electronic count and (b) VVPAT manual count. Ideally, there should be no discrepancies between these two sets of figures also.

Full text Copies of the letter (DOC and PDF) may be read here

 


Text of the Letter addressed to Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner                                   

Ashok Lavasa, Election Commissioner, Sushil Chandra, Election Commissioner dated November19, 2019

Sub:- Your Silence on Issues Raised with Regards to Serious Irregularities in the Conduct of Lok Sabha General Elections, 2019

Ref:- Our letter dated July 2, 2019 and reminders dated  July 10, 2019 and August 10, 2019

Please refer to the letter dated July 2, 2019 on the above subject of addressed to you by 64 former civil servants and endorsed by 83 veterans of the defense services, academics, and other concerned citizens. Subsequent reminders have been sent as indicated above.

Your failure to respond to any of the points raised in the letter and reminders, or to even acknowledge their receipt, leads us to wonder whether we will ever receive a response.

The issues raised are critical for the well-being and proper functioning of our democratic republic. Our group has been in touch with your predecessor, Shri O.P. Rawat, on a number of issues related to the conductof elections. As a group of former civil servants, many of whom have been associated with election processes over the past six decades, we consider it our duty to work with the Election Commission of India (ECI) to address the doubts that have arisen in the public mind about the impartiality and fairness of our electoral processes.

Many of these questions would have been avoided if the ECI, currently under your stewardship, had accepted the principle of agent transparency vis-à-vis its principal, which, in this case, is the people of India. So, disclosure should be the rule rather than the exception. All information relating to the conduct of elections should be open to the public except where specifically needing to be exempted. Even when disclosure of some information is exempted, the criteria for keeping it confidential must be made public and transparent.

We do not believe that there is any justification for the ECI not displaying on its web site:

the Parliament Constituency-wise, Assembly segment-wise, and polling station-wise figures of (a) votes polled in EVMs[i.e. other than postal ballots] and (b) votes as counted in EVMs. Ideally, there should be no discrepancies between the two sets of figures.

details of the 5 polling stations chosen as ‘samples’ for each Assembly segment, and the polling station-wise figures of (a) EVM electronic count and (b) VVPAT manual count. Ideally, there should be no discrepancies between these two sets of figures also.

But there have been extensive media reports about large-scale discrepancies in respect of both (i) and (ii) above. While we are aware that media reports may not always be correct, the ECI has failed the test of transparency by not disclosing the above sets of its figures on its web site, thereby paving the way for an adverse presumption being drawn in this matter.

In the interests of transparency and electoral integrity, we call upon the ECI to immediately display on its web site, the figures indicated in (i) and (ii) above;

disclose the ‘decision rules’, if any, of the ECI about manual counting in the event of discrepancies of either type occurring;

disclose if there were any occasions to apply these decision rules during the recently concluded Parliamentary Elections.

Even while our letter of July 2, 2019 was waiting for some kind of a response from you, various media reports have appeared, suggesting that unauthorized private engineers had access to the EVM and VVPAT machines in the General Elections, 2019;

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)and Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL) Ltd. have refused to provide information in response to to RTI queries on EVMs and VVPATs even after having collected the fees for the same, though we understand that now the RTI first appellate authority has directed the ECIL to provide the information while the BEL first appellate authority for RTI has directed them to transfer the queries relating to the number of EVMs and VVPATs deployed for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections to the ECI.

Clearly, the issues relating to the EVM and VVPAT machines are yet to be resolved satisfactorily, and the ECI, under your stewardships, needs to put this controversy to rest. Recent reports also seem to suggest that a programme installed in the VVPAT can access VVPAT memories and alter the input to the Control Unit, thereby manipulating the people’s mandate.To set at rest doubts in the public mind, we suggest a social audit of the functioning of the EVM and VVPAT machines used in the recent Lok Sabha General Elections. Social audits are an accepted tool in all democracies and, even in our country; we have used them to monitor the functioning of various social sector programmes. We are ready to work with you in the organization and conduct of such a social audit.

To conduct such a Social Audit,we propose as follows:

Access to the entire electoral records, including EVM and VVPAT machines used in 20 select Lok Sabha Constituencies (representing merely 3.6% of the total Lok Sabha constituencies), in the recently concluded General Elections, 2019, be provided to a Social Audit Group, comprising three representatives each of civil society representatives (which will include members of our group of former civil servants) and the ECI.

The twenty Lok Sabha Constituencies will be selectedby the Social Audit Group and the same will be intimated to the ECI for making the records/machines available.

The ECI will release these records, EVM and VVPAT machines under whatever supervisory arrangement itconsiders necessary to ensure that while the auditors have full access, these records are not tampered with in any way during the audit.The only rider would be that thesearrangements would not in any way fetter the ability of the Social Audit Group to examine the records and machines in any way the Group considers necessary.

To test the integrity and security system of the EVM and VVPAT machines, the Social Audit Group will, in consultation with the ECI,have the freedom to appoint an independent third-partyteam of IT experts from India or from abroad, if necessary, who have the experience of conducting hackathons. There would be no restrictions on the hackers – they would be free to check the hardware, the software, and also the programmes embedded in the chips of all these machines to determine whether the EVM/VVPAT machines are capable of being manipulated either before, during or after each step of the electoral process.

All the EVM and VVPAT machines used for the hackathon would be disabled for future use under the joint supervision of the Social Audit Group and ECI, to ensure that none of these is ever used again in any future election.

We are sending copies of this letter to the Chief Electoral Officers of all States and Union Territories, to keep them apprised of our proposal. Furthermore, as many of the electoral records, EVM and VVPAT machines are lying in the immediate custody of various state government agencies, they too are custodians of public property.

We look forward to an early response from you. A delegation from our group is willing and keen to meet you at a mutually convenient time to discuss the further modalities of the Social Audit.

The letter has been copied to the Chief Electoral Officers of all States and Union Territories

  1.  

S.P. Ambrose

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Secretary, Ministry of Shipping & Transport, GoI

  1.  

Mohinderpal Aulakh

IPS (Retd.)

Former Director General of Police (Jails), Govt. of Punjab

  1.  

N. Bala Baskar

 

IAS (Retd.)

 

Former Principal Adviser (Finance), Ministry of External Affairs, GoI

  1.  

G. Balachandhran

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal

  1.  

Vappala Balachandran

IPS (Retd.)

Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, GoI

  1.  

Gopalan Balagopal

IAS (Retd.)

Former Special Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal

  1.  

Chandrashekhar Balakrishnan

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Coal, GoI

  1.  

Sharad Behar

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Madhu Bhaduri

IFS (Retd.)

Former Ambassador to Portugal

  1.  

Pradip Bhattacharya

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Development & Planning and Administrative Training Institute, Govt. of West Bengal

  1.  

Sundar Burra

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra

  1.  

Kalyani Chaudhuri

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal

  1.  

Anna Dani

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra

  1.  

Vibha Puri Das

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GoI

  1.  

P.R. Dasgupta

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chairman, Food Corporation of India, GoI

  1.  

Pradeep K. Deb

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Deptt. Of Sports, GoI

  1.  

M.G. Devasahayam

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Govt. of Haryana

  1.  

Sushil Dubey

IFS (Retd.)

Former Ambassador to Sweden

  1.  

Arif Ghauri

IRS (Retd.)

Former Governance Adviser, DFID, Govt. of the United Kingdom (on deputation)

  1.  

Gourisankar Ghosh

IAS (Retd.)

Former Mission Director, National Drinking Water Mission, GoI

  1.  

S.K. Guha

IAS (Retd.)

Former Joint Secretary, Department of Women & Child Development, GoI

  1.  

Meena Gupta

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests, GoI

  1.  

Jagdish Joshi

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary (Planning), Govt. of Maharashtra

  1.  

Rahul Khullar

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

  1.  

Brijesh Kumar

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Department of Information Technology, GoI

  1.  

Harsh Mander

IAS (Retd.)

Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Lalit Mathur

IAS (Retd.)

Former Director General, National Institute of Rural Development, GoI

  1.  

Aditi Mehta

IAS (Retd.)

Former Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Rajasthan

  1.  

Deb Mukharji

IFS (Retd.)

Former High Commissioner to Bangladesh and former Ambassador to Nepal

  1.  

Shiv Shankar Mukherjee

IFS (Retd.)

 

Former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

 

  1.  

Nagalsamy

IA&AS (Retd.)

Former Principal Accountant General, Tamil Nadu & Kerala

  1.  

P.G.J. Nampoothiri

IPS (Retd.)

Former Director General of Police, Govt. of Gujarat

  1.  

Surendra Nath

IAS (Retd.)

Former Member, Finance Commission, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Amitabha Pande

IAS (Retd.)

Former Secretary, Inter-State Council, GoI

  1.  

N.K. Raghupathy

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chairman, Staff Selection Commission, GoI

  1.  

K. Sujatha Rao

IAS (Retd.)

Former Health Secretary, GoI

  1.  

Aruna Roy

IAS (Resigned)

 

  1.  

Deepak Sanan

IAS (Retd.)

Former Principal Adviser (AR) to Chief Minister, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh

  1.  

S. Satyabhama

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chairperson, National Seeds Corporation, GoI

  1.  

Ardhendu Sen

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal

  1.  

Ashok Kumar Sharma

IFS (Retd.)

Former Ambassador to Finland and Estonia

  1.  

Navrekha Sharma

IFS (Retd.)

Former Ambassador to Indonesia

  1.  

Raju Sharma

IAS (Retd.)

Former Member, Board of Revenue, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh

  1.  

Hindal Tyabji

IAS (Retd.)

Former Chief Secretary rank, Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir

  1.  

Ramani Venkatesan

IAS (Retd.)

Former Director General, YASHADA, Govt. of Maharashtra

 

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2019 polls: ECIL seeks disclosure of information on EVM, VVPAT; BEL, EC equivocate under RTI Act
Full page campaign ads onelection day: Poll code violation?
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Massive protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill took place all over Assam on 9th December. Jorhar, Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Gohpur and Dhubri saw hundreds of people on the streets and the protests are said to continue.

Freedom

Anti CAB Protests Rock the North East

Massive protests against the Citizenship Amendment Bill took place all over Assam on 9th December. Jorhar, Guwahati, Bongaigaon, Gohpur and Dhubri saw hundreds of people on the streets and the protests are said to continue.

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