Supreme Court Declines Stay On New Law On Election Commissioners’ Appointment


According to the new law, the CEC and other election commissioners will be appointed by the President on the recommendation of a selection committee consisting of the Prime Minister, the leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha and a Union Cabinet Minister who will be nominated by the PM.

However, the judgement of the top court had set out that the selection committee should comprise the PM, the leader of the opposition and the Chief Justice of India. Since it is against the judgement, the plea was filed and sought that the new law be set aside and an independent selection committee be set up, which shall include the CJI.



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