Two Day National E-Conference on Electoral Reforms in India Scheduled from 23.05.2022-24.05.2022

About College 

DLR Arts and Science College (Co-Ed), Villapakkam was established in 2017 and affiliated to Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore and recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The College is located at Villapakkam, Ranipet district of Tamil Nadu and the college is situated in a very ideal and lush green atmosphere away from noise and pollution of city life. The main objective of the college is to provide higher education among the rural community. The college provides all facilities like Library, Computers, Internet, Laboratories, Language Lab and Sports activities to meet the needs of the new upgraded pattern of education under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS). The college offers undergraduate courses in Tamil, English, Defence and Strategic Studies, Commerce, Computer Science and Application, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics.  

About Department 

The Department of Defence and Strategic Studies at D.L.R Arts and Science College (Co – Ed.) was established in 2019 with a B.A Degree programme.  The Department offers undergraduate (3 years/6 semesters) programme in Arts (B.A. Defence and Strategic Studies). The intention of the department is to provide holistic education in the academics and co-curricular aspects that enable students to be socially conscious and morally responsible citizens. The Department serves as a robust platform for constant interaction between armed forces professionals, strategic thinkers and academicians to develop a cross-domain strategic culture. The department is to impart knowledge and develop defence oriented aptitude and disseminate ideas of war and peace and to mobilize public opinion in favour of the requirements of national security. 

Concept Notes

India is the largest democracy in the world. Elections are the most important and important part of politics in a democratic country. A good democracy can only function if elections to positions of power are free and fair and lead to democratic victory. General elections, union elections, state and local elections, form one of the most important principles of such a democracy at regular intervals. General elections such as union, state and local elections are among the most important principles of such a democracy at regular intervals. 

Elections are a means of expressing people’s attitudes, values ​​and beliefs about the political environment from time to time, expressing confidence in the government and changing it when necessary. Electoral reform means introducing fair electoral systems to conduct fair elections, and electoral reform changes electoral systems to improve how public desires are reflected in election results. It also includes restoring existing systems to improve and increase their efficiency. From time to time the Electoral Commission and the judiciary have ensured free and fair elections. The Electoral Commission has taken a number of new initiatives to clean up the electoral process in India.

The electoral reforms are a number of positive steps in the electoral system to better reflect the public’s desires in election results. The transition from secret ballot boxes to EVMs, the introduction of the concept of adult voting rights and the much-needed autonomy of electoral commissions are clear examples of the changes made by the government. Today we believe that there is a great need in our country for electoral reforms and two-day national conferences to consider these issues and finalize recommendations for best electoral practices in the current electoral context. This conference attempted to propose possible reforms that would address some of the key problems in the current electoral system. The implementation of local, state parliament and trade union elections is currently facing major challenges. Money is a major challenge to free and fair elections. 

This National Conference provides an opportunity for experts from different disciplines to meet and share their to exchange valuable thoughts, impressions and research studies on the following topics related to important issues of the electoral process and reforms in India.

Call for Papers 

Conference papers are invited from the academicians, practitioners, researchers, activists, scholars, students and other stakeholders of Electoral Reforms. The National Conference will serve as a platform to deliberate on the following pertinent issues. 

  •  Armed Forces and Electoral Reform
  •  Auditing of Election Manifesto 
  •  Cash for Vote
  •  Code of Conduct 
  •  Compulsory Voting 
  •  Criminalisation of Politics and 

 Politicization of Criminals

  •  Free and Fair Election 
  •  Issues and Challenges of  EVMs
  •  Media and Election 
  •  Determining the eligibility for the 

 Candidate

  •  Non-Serious Independent candidates
  •  NOTA
  •  Political and Non-Political Bureaucratic   

 Power during Elections

  •  Politics of Defection 
  •  Postal Vote for Migrants  
  •  Recall
  •  Regulating Party Funding and Election 

 Spending 

  •  Role of Regional Political Parties in India 
  •  Role of RTI and Political Parties 
  •  Role of Women in Participative 

 Democracy 

  •  Any other related themes

Guidelines for Submission 

Interested authors should submit an abstract in about 500 words. All abstracts will be peer reviewed and evaluated before final acceptance. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit and present full paper at the Conference.  The length of the full papers should not exceed about 5000 words (excluding tables, figures, illustrations and references etc.) and it must be typed in Times New Roman font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1.5 line spacing using MS Word.  MLA Citation (9th ed.) must be strictly adhered to while submitting the full papers. 

Publication

Shortlisted papers will be published as an edited book with an ISBN by a reputable international publisher.

Important Dates (Submission deadline has been extended)

Last Date for Submission of Abstract by E-mail:    30.03.2022 (18.04.2022)

Intimation on Selection of the Abstract:   05.04.2022 (22.04.2022)

Last Date for Submission of Full Paper:   10.05.2022 (18.05.2022)

Best Paper Award

Best Research Paper Award is given to 3 papers.

Registration Fee

Academicians / 

Industry Delegates/ NGOs Rs. 400/-

Scholars & Students Rs. 200/-

Publication Charges             Rs. 1000/-

Participation Charges Rs. 100/-

Registration and Payment Ling

https://forms.gle/Q57nxDVkwLmpfK437

Bank Details

Bank Name :  

     TAMILNADU MERCANTILE BANK

Account Name: 

     Arcot Sri Mahalakshmi Women’s  

     Teacher Training   Institute

Account No. :  251100500300002

Branch :  ARCOT

IFSC CODE :  TMBL0000251

CHIEF PATRONS

Mr. A. L. RAVI

Chairman, DLR Group of Institutions

Mrs. P. GOMATHI RAVI

Correspondent, DLR Group of Institutions

PATRONS

Dr. D. GOWTHAMAN

Principal

DLR Arts and Science College (Co – Ed)

Mrs. B. NIRMALA

Academic Dean

DLR Arts and Science College (Co – Ed)

Conference Convenor

Dr. J. MANI

Professor and Head

Conference Organizing Committee

Mr. J. JACOB AZARIYA, Asst. Prof. 

Conference Secretary

Dr. A. RANJITHKUMAR

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dept. of Defence and Strategic Studies

DLR Arts and Science College (Co – Ed)

Tamil Nadu, India – 632 521

ranjithkumarddssdlr@gmail.com

+91 94428 30148

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