ECI Appointments: The Supreme Court Judgement and The Upcoming Bill

  • Virangad Singh
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  • Virangad Singh

    Student at The Law School, University of Jammu, India

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The article examines the appointment process of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in light of a Supreme Court judgement and an upcoming bill. It discusses the historical background of the ECI's establishment and the constitutional mandate for its independence. The article analyses the old practice of appointments by the President, highlighting concerns of executive influence and allegations of compromised independence. It delves into the Supreme Court's judgement in response to a PIL challenging the appointment process and the subsequent introduction of "The Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023." The article outlines key provisions of the bill related to appointments, qualifications, salary, and removal of ECI members. It concludes with a critical assessment of the bill's implications on the ECI's independence and effectiveness in addressing concerns of executive influence in appointments.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 1713 - 1718


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