Well-run elections, referendums and electoral registrationtransparency in party and election finance, with high levels of compliance
The main functions of the ECI are as follows: The Election Commission of India is considered the custodian of free and fair elections.It issues the Model Code of Conduct in every election for political parties and candidates so that the dignity of democracy is maintained.It regulates political parties and registers them for being eligible to contest elections.It publishes the limits of campaign expenditure per candidate allowed to the political parties, and also monitors the same.The political parties must submit their annual reports to the ECI for getting tax benefit on contributions.It ensures that all the political parties regularly submit their audited financial reports.