Central Government increases Lok Sabha, Assembly elections Campaign expenditure limit by 10 percent. The government of India has increased the Lok Sabha, Assembly elections Campaign expenditure limit by 10 percent. The announcement was made by the Law Ministry. The announcement comes just ahead of Bihar Assembly Elections 2020.
- The Union Ministry of Law and Justice had notified the amendment to the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961.
- The last increase in the election campaign expenditure limit was made before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
- With the current hike, all states that had a Rs 20 lakh expenditure limit will see an upward revision to Rs 22 lakh
- Meanwhile, states that had Rs 28 lakh expenditure limit like Bihar will now see an increase of up to Rs 30.8 lakh.
- Similarly, the expenditure limit for bigger states in parliamentary elections was Rs 70 lakh, which has now been raised to Rs 77 lakh.
- In smaller states, the cap has been raised from Rs 54 lakh to Rs 59 lakh.
About the Ministry of Law and Justice:
- Union Minister: Ravi Shankar Prasad
- Elections in India for Parliament and State Legislatures are conducted by- Election Commission of India
- Members of the Election Commission are appointed by – President of India
- Which Articles in the Constitution give provisions for the electoral system in our country? – Articles 324-329
- The elections for Lok Sabha are held every: 5 years
- Which is the smallest Lok Sabha Constituency in General Elections by area? – Chandni Chowk, Delhi
- What is the Constituency of Ravi Shankar Prasad? – Patna Sahib, Bihar