Appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners

  • The President appoints Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners.
  • Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners have tenure of six years, or up to the age of 65 years and 62 years respectively, 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.
  • Other Election Commissioner may be removed by the President on the recommendation of the Chief Election Commissioner.

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