Source: 
India Today
https://www.indiatoday.in/law/supreme-court/story/supreme-court-issues-notice-plea-seeking-independent-system-appointments-election-commission-1996851-2022-09-06
Author: 
Srishti Ojha
Date: 
06.09.2022
City: 
New Delhi

The petitioner argued that the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioner is done solely by the executive, which is incompatible with Article 324(2).

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The top court has issued a notice on a plea seeking independent system for appointments to Election Commission
  • The plea was sought to implement an independent system for appointment of members of the EC
  • The appointment of CEC and EC as done solely by the executive is incompatible with Article 324 (2)

The Supreme Court has issued notice on a plea by the Association for Democratic Reforms seeking directions declaring the practice of appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioner solely by the executive as violative of Articles 324(2) and 14 of the Constitution of India.

The plea sought directions to implement an independent system for appointment of members of the Election Commission (EC).

The petitioner has argued that presently, the appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioner is done solely by the executive, which is incompatible with Article 324(2).

According to the petitioner, there has been inaction by the government in not making appropriate law for ensuring just, fair and reasonable selection process for the appointment of members of the EC.


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