‘Regional Consultation on Electoral and Political reforms – Northern Region’

Dear friends​,

It gives us immense pleasure to invite you for the ‘Regional Consultation on Electoral and Political reforms – Northern Region’ being organised by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), on 17th August, 2017, Thursday, at 09:30 AM at the Lecture Room -2, India International Centre (Annexe), New Delhi.


Hon’ble Election Commissioner, Shri O P RawatShri Chandra Bhushan Kumar, CEO-Delhi, representatives of the National Election Watch from Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh state chapters, members of political partiescivil society organisations and media will be present to deliberate on issues related to electoral and political reform in the country.

The Consultation will be followed by a Press Conference to release a report titled, ‘Analysis of Donations from Corporates & Business Houses to National Parties – FY 2012-13 to 2015-16 (Known donations above Rs 20,000 only)” between 03:00 PM & 04:00 PM at the same venue.

Please find attached the Agenda for the Consultation and the Press Conference, for your reference and perusal.

We look forward to hosting you on the 17th August, for what we trust will be an interesting and informative discussion.

Excerpt from the report to be released during the Press Conference:
Political parties are required to submit details of donors who have made donations above Rs 20,000 in a financial year (between 1st April and 31st March) to the Election Commission of India, every year. Parties provide details of the name, address, PAN, mode of payment and amount contributed by each donor who has made donation above Rs 20,000 in their submission.
  • Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), in its earlier report dated 8th January, 2014, specified that various sectors of business houses in 8 years, between FY 2004-05 & 2011-12, donated a total of Rs 378.89 cr to National Parties, constituting 87% of the total contribution from known sources of political parties.
  • This report analyses the donations from corporates to National Parties between FY 2012-13 and 2015-16.
  • Political parties considered for the report are BJP, INC, NCP, CPI and CPM. Though a National party, BSP has not been considered for analysis in this report as the party has declared that it received no voluntary contributions above Rs 20,000 from any donor between FY 2012-13 and 2015-16.

Venue: Lecture Room -2, IIC (Annexe), New Delhi 

Date: 17th August, 2017, Thursday

Time: Registration at 9:30 AM, Press Conference at 03:00 PM

Yours sincerely, 

Maj. Gen. Anil Verma (Retd.),

Head – NEW & ADR

011-4165 4200,

+91 88264 79910


Prof. Jagdeep Chhokar

IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)

Founder Member – NEW & ADR

+91 99996 20944; 


Prof. Trilochan Sastry

IIM Bangalore

Founder Member NEW & ADR

+91 94483 53285; 


Association for Democratic Reforms
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New Delhi-110 049
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