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PRESIDENT APPOINTS CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER (CEC)

PRESIDENT APPOINTS CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER (CEC)

Context

Recently, the President appointed Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra as the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

Details

The incumbent Election Commissioner (EC) Sushil Chandra has been named to turn into the following Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India.

  • He assumed the charge with effect from April 13, 2021.
  • He will replace incumbent CEC Sunil Arora, who retired on April 12, 2021.
  • The Election Commission of India comprises 3 members, in particular Chief Election Commissioner and 2 Election Commissioners.
  • The 2 ECs are Rajiv Kumar and Sushil Chandra.

About Election Commission

It is a constitutional Autonomous Body that conducts the elections to the offices of the President and Vice-President of India, Parliament, State Legislative Assemblies and Legislative councils.

Constitutional Provisions:

  • Part XV (Article 324-329) of the Indian Constitution: It deals with elections, and establishes a commission for these matters.
  • Article 324: Superintendence, direction and control of elections to be vested in an Election Commission.
  • Article 325: No person to be ineligible for inclusion in, or to claim to be included in a special, electoral roll on grounds of religion, race, caste or sex.
  • Article 326: Elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assemblies of States to be on the basis of adult suffrage.
  • Article 327: Power of Parliament to make provision with respect to elections to Legislatures.
  • Article 328: Power of Legislature of a State to make provision with respect to elections to such Legislature.
  • Article 329: Bar to interference by courts in electoral matters.

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