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MoU with Other Countries

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) has so far signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Twenty (20) Election Management Bodies (EMBs) and International organization across the world including the Central Election Commission of Georgia as per details attached at Annexure-A. Generally, the Election Commission of India signs MoU with other EMBs on the basis of its standard MoU. The salient features of every MoU signed with the EMBs of other countries include promotion of exchanges of knowledge and experience in electoral processes; exchange of information, materials, expertise and training of personnel; production and distribution of materials pertaining to electoral systems, voting technology, voters’ education and awareness, and participation of women an minorities in electoral process.
            The MoUs signed by the ECI with the EMBs of other countries pivot around electoral matters including exchange of skills and experience and innovative practices which are of benefit to both the signatories. India is presently regarded as one of the most stable democracies in the comity of nations and free, fair and peaceful elections held periodically at specified intervals to Parliament and State Legislatures have been hailed the world over. Many countries, particularly the developing world, look to the Election Commission of India as the role model and have expressed their desire to share the expertise, experience and best electoral practices of the commission. Such Mutual cooperation between the Election Management Bodies of two democracies goes a long way towards fostering friendly relations with such countries and is beneficial for the evolution of democratic systems and practices in both countries.
Existing MoU with other Electoral Bodies/Organization with Election Commission of India
Annexure-A
Sr.
No.
MoU
Signed date and place
Validity
1.
MoU between the United Nations and the Election Commission of India
28th August, 2004
New Delhi
Indefinite period
2.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and the Commission Electoral Independent Coted’ lvoire
10th September, 2004
New Delhi
Indefinite period
3.
MoU between the Federal Electoral Institute of the United Mexican States and the Election Commission of India
27th October, 2004
Mexico city
Indefinite period
4.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and the Election Commission of Bhutan
24th May, 2006 Thimpu
Renewed on 17th September, 2011 in Thimpu
Shall remain in force for the period of (5) five years or unless terminated by either party
5.
MoU between the Election commission of India and Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan
22nd April, 2008
Kabul, Afghanistan
Shall remain in force for the period of (5) five years or unless terminated by either party
6.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and the Electoral Superior Tribunal of Brazil
14th December, 2010
Brasilia
Indefinite period
7.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation
21st December, 2010
New Delhi
Indefinite period
8.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and  Election commission of Nepal
7th June, 2011
Kathmandu, Nepal
Shall remain in force for the period of (5) five years or unless terminated by either party
9.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and the Electoral Service of Chile
7th July, 2011
Santiago de Chile
Indefinite period
10.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and General Election Commission of Indonesia
16th August, 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia
Shall remain in force for the period of (5) five years or unless terminated by either party
11.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and Electoral commission of South Africa
11th October, 2011
New Delhi
Indefinite period
12.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
17th May, 2012
New Delhi
Indefinite period
13.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and the National Election Commission of the Republic of Korea
1st August, 2012
New Delhi
Indefinite period
14.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and National Electoral Council of Venezuela
31st August, 2012
Caracas, Venezuela
Shall remain in force for the period of (1) one year or unless terminated by either party
15.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and Supreme Presidential Election Commission of Egypt
18th September, 2012 New Delhi
Shall remain in force for the period of (3) three years or unless terminated by either party
16.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and High National Election commission of Libya
30th November, 2012 New Delhi
Indefinite period
17.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and UNDP
11th October, 2012
New Delhi
Expired
18.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and the Electoral commissioner’s office of Mauritius
11th April, 2013
New Delhi
Shall remain in force for the period of (5) five years or unless terminated by either party
19.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and Supreme Commission for Elections and Referendum of Republic of Yemen
22nd December, 2013
Sana, Yemen
Indefinite period
20.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and central Election commission of Kyrgyzstan
12th July, 2015
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Indefinite period
21.
MoU between the Election Commission of India and Central Election Commission of Georgia
13th July, 2015
New Delhi
Indefinite period
This information was given by Union Minister of Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
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(Release ID :124473)
Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB)  

Source: Bombay High Court

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