Q. 214.6( 8 Votes )
Describe the wide
In our country elections are conducted by an independent and very powerful Election Commission (EC). The Chief Election Commissioner is appointed by the President of India But once appointed the Chief Election Commissioner is not answerable to the President or the government. But if the government does not like what the Commission does, it is virtually impossible for the government to remove the Election Commissioner.
His wide-ranging powers are:
A. Election Commissioner’s decisions on every aspect of conduct and control of elections are in force from the announcement of election to the declaration of results.
B. He implements the code of conduct and punishes the candidates and parties that violate it.
C. During the election period the EC can order the government to follow some guidelines, to prevent use and misuse of governmental powers to enhance their chances to win the elections or to transfer the government officials.
D. When on election duty the government officials work for the Election Commission not the government.
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