Supreme Court rejects plea to stay appointment of two new Election Commissioners

"You cannot say that Election Commission is under the thumb of the executive," the Court told the petitioners.
Election commission and Supreme court
Election commission and Supreme court

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay The Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Act, 2023 (CEC Act) which provides for appointment to the posts of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commissioners (EC) by a selection committee comprising the Prime Minister (PM), a Union Cabinet Minister, and the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha [Dr. Jaya Thakur and ors vs Union of India and ors].

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