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Political Parties


What’s in news?

All set to implement “Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System”.

Key data’s:

  • Planned by: Implementation of “Political Parties Registration Tracking Management System (PPRTMS)” is set by Election Commission of India (ECI).
  • Implementation: It will be implemented through an online portal.
  • Purpose: To facilitate tracking of status of application by applicants for registering their political party. The progress details will be forwarded through SMS and email.
  • Effective from: The system will effective from January 1, 2020.
  • A political party can be registered and governed under Representation of the People Act, 1951
  • The registration should be done within the first 30 days from the date of its opening.
  • Required details:
    • As per sub-section (4) of section 29 – name, address, membership details of various units, and names of office bearers.
    • Sub-section (6) of section 29 – The mentioned particulars under this section.

Feature of the system:

  • The applicant can be able to track the progress of their application, and will get status updates through SMS and email.
  • For this, the applicant has to provide a mobile contact number and email address of the party or applicant in his application if he or she wishes to track the progress of the application. 
  • The guidelines will be hosted on the Election Commission’s website – 

Data to know:

Representation of the People Act, 1951:

  • Introduction: The Act was introduced by law minister B.R. Ambedkar.
  • Constitution: The provision was entitled in the constitution under Article 327.
  • Purpose: To provide for the conduct of election of the Houses of Parliament and to the House or Houses of the Legislature of each State, the qualifications and disqualifications for membership of those Houses, the corrupt practices and other offences at or in connection with such elections and the decision of doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with such elections.


The following were the amendments in this act;

  • The Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 1966.
  • The Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2013.
  • The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017.


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