A group of prominent retired bureaucrats has written to the president saying the ECI is suffering from a “crisis in credibility” [File: Atul Loke/Getty Images]

New Delhi, India – In 2011, Hillary Clinton, a former US secretary of state and presidential candidate, during her visit to India, referred to India’s electoral commission as a “global gold standard” in election management.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) – a constitutional authority – has successfully conducted 16 general elections since the country’s independence from British rule in 1947.

Voting for India’s multi-phase general elections kicked off last week with 900 million people eligible to vote in the biggest democratic exercise in the world.

And more than 11 million election officials deployed to over one million

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