Bill linking Aadhaar to voter ID passed by Lok Sabha: Basics Explained

The Lok Sabha passed a bill to link electoral roll data with the Aadhaar ecosystem. The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, is intended to allow electoral registration officers to seek Aadhaar number of those who wish to register as voters “for the purpose of establishing the identity”.

                      The bill also seeks to allow the electoral registration officers to get Aadhaar numbers from “persons already included in the electoral roll for the purposes of authentication of entries in the electoral roll, and to identify registration of the name of the same person in the electoral roll of more than one constituency or more than once in the same constituency”.

                   No application for inclusion of name in the electoral roll shall be denied and no entries in the electoral roll shall be deleted for the inability of an individual to furnish or intimate Aadhaar number due to such sufficient cause as may be prescribed.

          Amendment to section 14 of the RP Act, 1950 will allow having four “qualifying” dates for eligible people to register as voters. As of now, January 1 of every year is the sole qualifying date.

           The 1st day of January, 1st day of April, 1st day of July, and 1st day of October in a calendar year” will be the qualifying dates in relation to the the preparation or revision of electoral rolls. Amendment to section 20 of the RP Act, 1950 and section 60 of the RP Act, 1951 will allow the elections to become gender-neutral for service voters.



According to Article 79 (Part V-The Union) of the Constitution of India, the Parliament of India consists of the President of India and the two Houses of Parliament known as the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) and the House of the People (Lok Sabha).
                Lok Sabha is composed of representatives of the people chosen by direct election on the basis of the adult suffrage. The maximum strength of the House envisaged by the Constitution is 552, which is made up by election of upto 530 members to represent the States, upto 20 members to represent the Union Territories(Art.81) and not more than two members of the Anglo-Indian Community to be nominated by the Hon’ble President, if,  in his/her opinion, that community is not adequately represented in the House. The total elective membership is distributed among the States in such a way that the ratio between the number of seats allotted to each State and the population of the State is, so far as practicable, the same for all States.

         After coming into effect of The Constitution (One Hundred and Fourth Amendment) Act, 2019, the provision of special representation of the Anglo-Indian community in the House of the People by nomination has not been extended further

                        The Lok Sabha (House of the People) was duly constituted for the first time on 17 April 1952 after the first General Elections held from 25 October 1951 to 21 February  1952.   The first Session of the First Lok Sabha commenced on 13 May 1952.    

G.V Mavalankar was the first Speaker of the First Lok Sabha. 

Shri M. Ananthasayanam Ayyangar was the first Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha.


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