since November 2018.
"Now, the commission proposes to reiterate these instructions with suitable modifications in order to implement the directions of the Supreme Court
in letter as well as in spirit," it said.
In October 2018, the poll panel made it compulsory for candidates contesting elections
to advertise their criminal antecedents in television and newspapers at least thrice during electioneering.
The Election Commission (EC) had made it clear that candidates will have to bear the cost of advertising their criminal antecedents in television and newspapers as it comes in the category of 'poll expenses'.
The poll panel said it "wholeheartedly welcomes this landmark order, which is bound to go a long way in setting new moral yardsticks for overall betterment of electoral democracy".
In a far-reaching verdict aimed at decriminalising Indian politics, the apex court on Thursday directed political parties to upload on their websites and social media platforms the details of pending criminal cases against their candidates and the reasons for selecting them as also for not giving ticket to those without criminal antecedents.