1) Disclosure of Candidate Background (Criminal, Educational & Financial) to Election Commission. 

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by ADR in December 1999 culminated into a landmark Supreme Court Judgement on May 2, 2002 and an ordinance on Electoral Reforms promulgated in August 2002. The Ordinance was subsequently passed as a Bill in December 2002. It partially overturned the May 2, 2002 Supreme Court Judgement, requiring disclosure of criminal background, but not of financial and educational background. ADR and two other petitioners challenged this Act. The Supreme Court, in a second landmark Judgement on March 13, 2003, struck down the Bill as unconstitutional and restored its earlier order. Subsequently, the Election Commission issued orders implementing the following judgements:

Judgement/Order

Date of issue

SUPREME COURT'S JUDGEMENT

2nd May 2002

SUPREME COURT'S JUDGEMENT

13th March 2003

SUPREME COURT'S JUDGEMENT ON NOTA

27th September 2013

© Association for Democratic Reforms