In a first, Supreme Court Bar Association Election to be held on Online Platform of NSDL

In view of the pertaining COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has decided to hold its annual election through Online Medium of NSDL.

The Election Committee that if polls are to be held in January 2021, it better be Online after reviewing the present situation concerning the Coronavirus.\

The Association (SCBA) elect the Office Bearers of the Executive Committee to govern the Top Court Bar via annuals polls.

In the minutes of meeting, the Committee decision was mentioned as:

"A decision has been taken that the third option (holding elections virtually using NSDL platform) is the most suitable option for the purpose of holding the election if it is to be held in the month of January 2021," 

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In the meeting held on 28th-Dec-2020, the Election Committee considered the following for options to hold the Elections:

(i) A physical election

(ii) An election in both modes, i.e. providing physical and virtual mode to the voters as per their preference.

(iii) The entire election be held virtually using a platform like NSDL.

(iv) The entire election be held viae.

In the end, the Committee unanimously decided on the Virtual Mode method in view of the present COVID-19 situation.

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It noted:

"As far as the third option is concerned, the Committee has inter-acted with NSDL and has found that it offers a fool-proof method of holding the election virtually in a completely safe manner." 


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As the process of counting physical votes require a large number of volunteers and agents of candidates and such arrangement also cannot be made safely during the pandemic, the options involving Physical Voting were discarded.

The option of providing limited number of computers for the convenience of those who don't have access to phones and computers, was also rejected for the reason that the voters besides support staff will physically required to be present at the Supreme Court.

The Committee shall decide on Elections Schedule after the draft voters list is prepared.

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