Chief Election Commissioner of India, A CEO Ensuring Fair Elections

Ensuring the fair elections across the biggest democracy in the world, India, Chief Election Commissioner is part of the 3 member election commission of India.
Chief Election Commissioner of India, A CEO Ensuring Fair Elections
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Election Commission of India

The commission responsible for conducting the fair elections in the biggest democracy in the world, India. Also known as ECI, Election commission is an antonymous body under the ownership of the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India. The Chief Election Commissioner along with 2 Election Commissioners are a part of 3 member Commission who made the decisions with a majority vote.

Who was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India?

The first Chief Election Commissioner of India, who was originally only one until “The Election Commissioner Amendment Act, 1989” which made 3 member commission with one Chief and executive election commissioner. The first Chief Election Commissioner of India was Sukumar Sen who served from 21 March 1950 to 19 December 1958.

Who is the present chief election commissioner of India?

Sushil Chandra, proceeded by Sunil Arora and as of 15 February 2019 has been appointed as the Election Commissioner of India and took office as the Chief Election Commissioner of India on 13 April 2021.

· He incepted his career in the Indian Engineering Service and later joined the 1980 Batch of the Indian Revenue Service.

· He led the chairmanship of the Central Board of Direct Taxes and contributed to Operation Clean Money.

· He was Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) International Taxation, Delhi.

· He was also Director of Investigation, Mumbai and Director General Investigation, Gujarat.

Personal was born on 15 May 1957. He completed B-Tech from Roorkee University and LLB from DAV College, Dehradun. He has also attended various trainings at IMF, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and The Wharton School on management.

Who appoints the election commissioner of India?

The Chief Election Commissioner of India is nominated by Council of Ministers, and appointed by President of India for 6 years or 65 years of age, whichever is earlier.

The Chief Election Commissioner of India can be removed from their office in a manner similar to the removal of a judge of the Supreme Court of India which requires a resolution passed by the Parliament of India a two-thirds majority in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on the grounds of proved misbehaviour or incapacity.

Is the Chief Election Commissioner of India an IAS officer?

Election commissioners are usually retired IAS or IRS officers.

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