9th Class Social Science Electoral Politics Question Bank Short Answer Type - Electoral Politics

  • question_answer What is an Election Commission? What is its role in the elections?


    (i) In our country, elections are conducted by an independent and very powerful Election Commission.
    (ii) It enjoys the same kind of independence that the judiciary enjoys.
    (iii) The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) is appointed by the President of India. But once appointed, he is not answerable to the President or the government.
    (iv) Even if the ruling party or the government does not like what the Commission does, it is virtually impossible for it to remove the CEC.

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