|Which of the following statements about the Election Commission is/are correct?|
|1. According to a judgment of the Supreme Court, the members of the Election Commission have equal powers with the Chief Election Commissioner|
|2. The Chief Election Commissioner has overriding authority in the Election Commission|
|3. The members of the Election Commission are appointed by the Parliament|
|4. Only those persons who are eligible for appointment as judge of a High Court can be appointed as members of the Election Commission or as Chief Election Commissioner.|
A) 1, 3 and 4
B) 2, 3 and 4
C) 1 only
D) 1 and 4
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] The Election Commissioner Amendment Act, 1993 made Election Commission to be multi member body. The concept of multi-member Commission has been in operation since then, with decision making power by majority vote. The President appoints Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners. They have tenure of six years, or up to the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. They enjoy the same status and receive salary and perks as available to Judges of the Supreme Court of India. The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed from office only through impeachment by Parliament.
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