Plea in Supreme Court Challenges Gov EC Appointments Process
Plea in Supreme Court Challenges Gov EC Appointments Process

A plea was filed in the Supreme Court to restrain the government from appointing the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners as per Sections 7 and 8 of the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment Conditions of Service and terms of Office Act 2023. Sections 7 and 8 lay down the procedure for the appointment of ECI members.

The plea also sought direction to appoint a member of the Election Commission as per the Supreme Court judgment which had directed the constitution of a committee consisting of the CJI, the PM, and the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha for appointment.

Recently Election Commissioner Arun Goel resigned from the post.

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