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Which of the following statements is/are correct ?
1. The chief election commissioner is appointed by the president and hold his office during the pleasure of the president.
2. The Constitution has not prescribed the qualifications (legal, educational, administrative or judicial) of the members of the Election Commission.
3. The Constitution has debarred the retiring election commissioners from any further appointment by the government.

 
  1. a) 1 only
     
  2. b) 2 only
     
  3. c) 1 and 3
     
  4. d) 2 and 3
     


Solution

The correct option is B b) 2 only
 
Answer : B
The chief election commissioner is appointed by the president.

The chief election commissioner is provided with the security of tenure. He cannot be removed from his office except in same manner and on the same grounds as a judge of the Supreme Court. In other words, he can be removed by the president on the basis of a resolution passed to that effect by both the Houses of Parliament with special majority, either on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity. Thus, he does not hold his office till the pleasure of the president, though he is appointed by him.

The Constitution has not prescribed the qualifications (legal, educational, administrative or
judicial) of the members of the Election Commission.

The Constitution has NOT debarred the retiring election commissioners from any further
appointment by the government.
 

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