|The Election Commission of India consists of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and two election commissioners (EC). With regard to these two officials, which of the following is/are correct?
|1. CEC and EC receive equal salary.
|2. CEC and EC are provided with security of tenure.
|3. In case of difference of opinion amongst them, the view of CEC prevails.
|Select the correct answer using the codes given below.
A) 1 only
B) 1 and 2 only
C) 1 and 3 only
D) 2 and 3 only
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] The chief election commissioner and the two other election commissioners have equal powers and receive equal salary, allowances and other perquisites. In case of difference of opinion amongst the Chief Election Commissioner and/or two other election commissioners, the matter is decided by the Commission by majority. Only the chief election commissioner is provided with the security of tenure. Election commissioners can be removed from office on the recommendation of the chief election commissioner.
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