Q.2 What is the procedure for the selection of election commissioners and issues with it? Suggest the way forward. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment-
  • https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/act-now-recast-the-selection-process-of-the-ecs/article38261210.ece
  • In the intro, mention the recent controversy over the meeting between the principal secretary to the PM and election commissioners.
  • In the body mention provisions in Article 324(2) and provision in the laws under the article. In the issues mention executives appointing quasi-judicial authority, violation of article 14, excessive influence of executive etc. In the suggestions mention formation of the selection committee and mention Tarkunde Committee recommendations, and the Dinesh Goswami committee suggestion.
  • Conclude by mentioning the need to change the selection process to maintain the independence and separation of powers.
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Alka Poddar
Alka Poddar
6 months ago

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