SSC Indian Polity and Civics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-6

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    The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed from his office before expiry of his tenure by:

    A)  The President.

    B)  The President in consultation with the PM.

    C)  The President on the basis of a resolution passed by the Parliament,

    D)  The chief Election Commissioner cannot be removed until his tenure expires.

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] Election Commission of India is a permanent Constitutional Body. The Election Commission was established in accordance with the Constitution on 25th January 1950. 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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