ADR conference on Electoral reforms

ADR and NEW (Tamil Nadu Chapter) is organizing the 7th Annual National Conference on "Electoral and Political Reforms” on February 12 & 13, 2011 in Chennai. Previous Conferences were held in Ahmadabad (2003), Bangalore (2004), Patna (2006), Lucknow (2007) and Mumbai (2008), Bhopal (2010). Special sessions are planned on “political party reforms”, “strengthening the election system” and “prevention of misappropriation of funds during the election campaigns”. The National Election Watch groups from each state, NGOs and youth will present and share their experience, based on year long consultations in their respective states by the election watch groups.

The campaign for electoral and political reforms has over 1200 organizations working with it, in addition to acquiring support from eminent citizens, media, senior retired judges, bureaucrats and Police officers. These campaigns came out of the landmark Supreme Court Judgments of May 2, 2002 and March 13, 2003 mandating  disclosure of candidates’ financial, educational and criminal background. 


Main details for the event are mentioned below:


Dates:  February 12 & 13, 2011.

Venue: Central Lecture Theatre (CLT), Humanities and Sciences Building (HSB) – Opposite to Open Air Auditorium, IIT Madras


Anyone interested in participating / supporting the National Conference may contact Tamil Nadu Election Watch Coordinator :


Dr. Sudarsan Padmanabhan

State Coordinator, Tamil Nadu Election Watch

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT- Madras.

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Mobile No: +91-9444782793, 9444782884