Why no law made for appointment of CEC, EC: SC asks Centre

05 July, New Delhi

The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the Centre as to why no enabling law as mandated under the Constitution has been made for the appointment of the chief election commissioner and election commissioners in the poll panel.

A bench comprising Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud said that Article 324 of the Constitution provides that the appointments of the CEC and the ECs be made as per the enabling law, but the law has not been enacted so far.

The court, however, acknowledged that till now good persons have been appointed in the poll panel. The bench was hearing a Public Interest Litigation seeking various reliefs including that there should be a fair and transparent procedure for appointment of CEC and ECs.

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