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Answer in Brief. Write Some Additional Information About Post of the Election Commissioner. - History and Political Science

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ConceptFunctions of Election Commission Decide the Timetable and the Programme of Elections

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Answer in brief. 
Write some additional information about post of the Election Commissioner. 

Solution

The Election Commissioner is an important office in the Government of India.

1. He is appointed by the President and is responsible for the smooth conduct of the election process. The Election Commissioner are mostly retired IAS officers appointed on an extended term.

2. At first there was just one Election Commissioner, later in 1989 the Commission was enlarged with a Chief Election Commissioner and two Election commissioners.

3. Sukumar Sen was the first Chief Election Commissioner of India and Om Prakash Rawat is the current Chief Election Commissioner.

4. The term of the Election Commissioner is for 6 years, draws salary at par with those of the Judges the Supreme Court of India.

5. The Commissioner can only be removed from office with two-thirds majority in Loksabha and Rajsabha on the grounds of misconduct or incapacity.

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Solution Answer in Brief. Write Some Additional Information About Post of the Election Commissioner. Concept: Functions of Election Commission - Decide the Timetable and the Programme of Elections.
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