Why no law in 70 years for picking poll panel members: SC to govt | India News

NEW DELHI: As the Centre on Thursday pleaded that there was no need for judicial interference in the present system of appointment of the chief election commissioner (CEC) and election commissioners (ECs), which is being followed by the government, the Supreme Court asked the Centre on why no step was taken in the past seven decades to bring a law to regulate the appointments as per Article 324(2) of the Constitution.
A five-judge Constitution bench of Justices K M Joseph, Ajay Rastogi, Aniruddha Bose, Hrishikesh Roy and C T Ravikumar, which is hearing a batch of petitions seeking that an “independent selection panel” be given the task to finalise appointment in the Election Commission, said that human discretion is bound to be there in any decision but it can be minimised by setting rules and selection criteria.
Article 324(2) says: The Election Commission shall consist of the CEC…

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