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ECI signs MoU with MoE to bring Electoral Literacy to Classrooms across India

Published on November 04, 2023
Current Context: The Election Commission of India (ECI) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on electoral literacy on November 2, 2023.
ECI signs MoU with MoE to bring Electoral Literacy to Classrooms across India
  • The aim of this MoU is to bring electoral literacy to classrooms across the country and to prepare future and new voters for greater electoral participation and in effect strengthening democracy.
  • Some of the salient features of this MoU are:
    • It will integrate voter education and electoral literacy into the curricular framework, starting from classes 6 to 12 in all schools.
    • It will also extend to the curricular framework for all colleges and universities, tailored to suit different disciplines and credited accordingly.
    • It will encourage the establishment of Electoral Literacy Clubs (ELCs) in schools and colleges, where students can engage in various activities to promote voter awareness and democratic values.
    • It will foster the orientation and training of teachers in effectively imparting electoral literacy in classrooms.
    • It will seek to evolve a robust mechanism to fulfill the aspirational goal of ECI to hand over the voter ID card to every student immediately after their attaining the age of 18 years.

Question:

Q.1 . Who signed the MoU to bring electoral literacy to classrooms across India?
a. Election Commission of India (ECI) and Ministry of Education (MoE)
b. Election Commission of India (ECI) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
c. Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
d. Election Commission of India (ECI) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)
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