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Tarkunde committee on minimum age of voting

Posted on : 21 Dec 2019

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  • Jayprakash Narayan on behalf of the Citizens For Democracy had appointed a committee to study and report on scheme for electoral reforms in 1974 under the chairmanship of V.M. Tarkunde (hence, known as JP Committee or Tarkunde Committee). It submitted the report in 1975.
  • Besides other recommendations, the Committee recommended that the minimum age of voting should be 18 years.
  • Consequently, it was enacted by the 61st Amendment Act of 1988.

Article Related Questions

  1. Which of the following committees recommended the minimum age of voting to be 18 years?

  2. 1.Goswami committee

    2.Tarkunde committee

    3.Indrajit Gupta committee

    4.None of the above

    Right Ans : Tarkunde committee


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