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Which of the following is not the recommendation of Dinesh Goswami Committee on electoral reforms?
1. Time limit for bye-elections
2. Increase in deposits from independents
3. Voter's Council should be formed to help free and fair elections
4. Amendment of the Anti defection Law to restrict disqualifications

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : Increase in deposits from independents

The correct answer is Increase in deposits from independents.

  • In 1990, Dinesh Goswami Headed a Committee that made the following recommendations
    • Ban on transfer of officials and staff concerned with the elections. There should be a six-month time limit for holding bye-elections.
    • An amendment needs to be made to the anti-defection law to restrict disqualification only to those cases, where an elected member voluntarily gives up his membership of the political party, or when he votes or abstains from voting contrary to party directions, etc.
      Only in respect of motion of vote of confidence. Disqualification of members should not be decided by the speaker or the Chairman of the concerned House.
    • Changes in the voting pattern and shift to proportional representation of the list system, instead of the present voting system should be made.
    • Fresh delimitation should be in place based on the 1981 census and a provision for rotation of reserved seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. should come in force.
    • Candidates should not be allowed to contest an election from more than two constituencies. The age of Candidates for assembly should be reduced to 21 and for the Council to 25.
    • The security deposit for Lok Sabha should be increased to Rs. 5000 and that of Assembly to Rs. 2500.
      The deposit should be forfeited if the candidate fails to secure one-fourth of the total votes. The member of proposals to nomination should also be included.
    • A model code of conduct is followed for issues relating to the use of official machinery, transport, media, funds, etc.
    • Army and Paramilitary personnel, diplomats, and others stationed outside India should be permitted for proxy voting.
    • A provision should be placed to punish vehicles carrying lethal weapons and firearms or distributing liquor on the polling day.
    • To keep a  tight vigilance on the expenses should be undertaken by the Election Commission, and a speedy trial for disputes relating to the election with the help of ad hoc judges should be placed.

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