VISION, MISSION AND PRINCIPLES Vision The Election Commission of India strives to be an Institution of Excellence by enhancing active engagement, participation; and deepening and strengthening electoral democracy in India and globally. Mission The Election Commission of India maintains independence, integrity and autonomy; ensures accessibility, inclusiveness, and ethical participation of stakeholders; and, adopts highest standards of professionalism for delivering free, fair, and transparent elections to strengthen the trust in electoral democracy and governance.
Guiding Principles The Commission has laid down for itself guiding principles of good governance: 1. To uphold the values enshrined in the Constitution viz, equality, equity, impartiality, independence; and rule of law in superintendence, direction and control over the electoral governance; 2. To conduct elections with highest standard of credibility, freeness, fairness, transparency, integrity, accountability, autonomy and professionalism; 3. To ensure participation of all eligible citizens in the electoral process in an inclusive voter centric and voter- friendly environment;
4. To engage with political parties and all stakeholders in the interest of electoral process; 5. To promote awareness about the electoral process and electoral governance amongst stakeholders namely, voters, political parties, election functionaries, candidates and people at large; and to enhance and strengthen confidence and trust in the electoral system of this country; 6. To develop the human resource for effective and professional delivery of electoral services,
7. To build quality infrastructure for smooth conduct of electoral process; 8. To adopt technology for improvement in all areas of electoral process; 9. To strive for adoption of innovative practices for achieving excellence and overall realization of the vision and mission; 10. T0 contribute towards the reinforcement of democratiC values by maintaining and reinforcing confidence and trust of the people in the electoral system of the country.