Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: November 9, 20212021-11-09T16:58:39+05:30 2021-11-09T16:58:39+05:30In: Polity What is the plan? Can Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) cast their vote in India? current affairselectionpolity Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile [Deleted User] 2021-11-09T17:06:55+05:30Added an answer on November 9, 2021 at 5:06 pm Context: The Government is planning to move to introduce an Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System for NRIs. (NRI’s) plan The Election Commission of India has proposed to give postal voting rights not proxy voting to NRIs. This means the government only needs to amend the Conduct of Election Rules 1961. It doesn’t require Parliament’s approval. The existing norms As per the existing norms, overseas voters would have to be physically present for casting vote. He/she can only vote in person and will have to produce his/her passport in original at the polling station for establishing identity. Voting rights for NRIs were introduced only in 2011, through an amendment to the Representation of the People Act 1950. Only service voters are allowed to cast their vote through Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System. Service Voters are members of the Armed Forces of India From Assam Rifles, CRPF, BSF, ITBF; GREF in Border Road Organisation; Central Industrial Security Force Employed under the Government of India, in a post outside India Member of an Armed Police Force of a State, and serving outside that state. The current strength of NRI As per the MEA, Indian NRI population is around 13.5 million. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?
The Government is planning to move to introduce an Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System for NRIs.
The existing norms
The current strength of NRI
As per the MEA, Indian NRI population is around 13.5 million.