Telangana government receives election commissions note on model code of conduct


Model code of conduct is the verdict by Supreme Court in the year 1994 for caretaker governments, where state assembly is prematurely dissolved.

Supreme Court ruled in a 1994 landmark judgment that the caretaker government should merely carry on day-to-day work and desist from taking any major policy decision.

This judgement restricts State government or the central government to announce any new schemes, projects, for the state where the assembly has been dissolved.

Also, the caretaker chief minister and other ministers cannot use official resources for any non-official purposes, combine official visit with electioneering work

It should be noted that K Chandrashekar Rao led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government dissolved the Telangana state Legislative Assembly on September 6, 2018 and approached Election Commission for an early election

The code of Conduct will continue to be in effect till the completion of election for a new Assembly and cease to exist thereafter