Overview

The Election Commission of India is looking for engagement of 01 law graduates or Post graduates as Legal Researchers for a term engagement of one year. The job of the Legal Researchers would be to examine issues on electoral law related matters, formulate proposals, research on international practices on specific areas of electoral practices and to prepare legal notes on election-related subjects that may be assigned to them. They will also assist the Secretariat of the Commission in handling litigation in Courts and matters involving legal issues in the Commission.

Eligibility Criteria/ Skills Required:

(a) Eligibility

Should have possessed a Graduate degree, preferably Post Graduate in Law from the University of Delhi or National Law University, Delhi or any other reputed institution

Minimum 60% or its equivalent CGPA.

The candidate should not have any backlogs or detention in any semester.

Should have good communication and writing skills in English.

Specification in Electoral Laws, Constitutional law or similar subject.

(b) Experience

Minimum 3-5 years experience in handling Legal matters in Supreme Court or any High Court or worked as Researcher in any reputed central or state government organization/department

Minimum one publication, preferably international.

(c) Desired Skills

The candidate should have adequate knowledge of online database, MS Word, and MS Excel.

How to Apply?:

The Selection Process would constitute a written test followed by an interview of shortlisted candidates.

Only those candidates would be called for the written test who fulfill the eligibility criteria. The commission may shortlist the candidates if the number of applications is too high.

Commission reserves the right to cancel the engagement process at any time without any notice or assigning any reason.

Persons who fulfill the eligibility criteria may apply in the proforma, along with self-attested copies of supporting documents, by 07.05.2018.

Application not received in prescribed proforma will be summarily rejected.

About Election Commission of India

India is a Socialist, Secular, Democratic Republic and the largest democracy in the World. The modern Indian nation state came into existence on 15th of August 1947. Since then free and fair elections have been held at regular intervals as per the principles enshrined in the Constitution, Electoral Laws and System.

The Constitution of India has vested in the Election Commission of India the superintendence, direction and control of the entire process for conduct of elections to Parliament and Legislature of every State and to the offices of President and Vice-President of India.

Election Commission of India is a permanent Constitutional Body. The Election Commission was established in accordance with the Constitution on 25th January 1950. The Commission celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2001. For details, please click here

Originally the commission had only a Chief Election Commissioner. It currently consists of Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners.

For the first time two additional Commissioners were appointed on 16th October 1989 but they had a very short tenure till 1st January 1990. Later, on 1st October 1993 two additional Election Commissioners were appointed. The concept of multi-member Commission has been in operation since then, with decision making power by majority vote.