Election Commission vide press release dated 3 July 2023 has allowed Political Parties to file financial accounts online, with the Election Commission opening a web-portal for filing of three types of reports:
- Contribution Report
- Audited Annual Account
- Election Expenditure Statements by Political Parties
The on-line portal also has a facility for sending reminders in the form of messages on the registered mobile number and registered emails of the authorized representatives of the political party so that the dates of compliances are not missed. A comprehensive guiding manual with graphical representations, and FAQs have also been sent to the political parties explaining the online module and the process of filing reports online. To give further guidance on the on-line filing, the ECI would also organize a hands-on training programme for the designated person(s) from various political parties.
The political parties not wishing to file the financial report through online mode will have to convey the reasons for not filing on-line to the Commission in writing and may continue to file its reports in hard copy along with CDs/Pen drive in the prescribed formats.