Candidate selection will be based on the following criteria:
1. Integrity as reflected in the 4C’s – Character, Corruption, Communalism & Criminality — and as assessed by the Integrity Committee;
2. Track record of social and political work in the area, as verified through local volunteers’ feedback;
3. Performance in the various events, public contact campaigns and publicity of Swaraj India (for members), as recorded by Delhi organisation; or performance potential as assessed by Screening and Selection Committees (for non-members); and
4. Leadership qualities and suitability for the locality as assessed by the Screening and Selection Committees.
Criterion 1 is a qualifying/disqualifying criterion, while the rest are competitive criteria. Criterion 4 can override rankings based on criteria 2 and 3 in exceptional cases, but none of the criteria can override a disqualification due to criterion 1.