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  • Monday, November, 2019| Today's Market | Current Time: 01:47:45
  • The Supreme Court has asked the Election Commission to be flexible in applying three-year domicile for defence personnel.

    The apex court noted that though people in services are posted at peace place for three years, there is occasion when they are transferred in two-and-half years.

    A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will be open for the Election Commission to prescribe further flexible eligibility criteria to ensure that defence personnel are able to vote.

    The bench said, there was no need to pass any further order.

    It noted that the Election Commission has taken a decision to allow armed forces personnel to vote at their place of posting which excludes Jammu and Kashmir and Northeastern states.