Issue Date:25th JAN'2010
Details:The President of India, Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil released a commemorative Postage Stamp in the denomination of Rupees Five along with First Day Cover. Shri A. Raja, Minister for Communications and Information Technology gave the introduction of the commemorative stamp prepared & issued by the Department of Posts.
During the last 60 years ,The Election Commission Of India has conducted 15 General Elections to the Lok Sabha and 326 general elections to state Legislative Assemblies.
The commission presently consists of a Chief Election Commissioner and two Election Commissioners,appointed by the president.
Until October 1989, there was just one Chief Election Commissioner. In 1989, two Election Commissioners were appointed, but were removed again in January 1990. In 1991, however, the Parliament of India passed a law providing for the appointment of two Election Commissioners. This law was amended and renamed in 1993 as the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Conditions of Service) Amendment Act 1993. As of Tuesday, April 21, 2009, the CEC is Navin Chawla. The two Election Commissioners are S.Y. Quraishi and former Power Secretary V.S. Sampath.Establishment of commission is on Jan 25, 1950 before one day of Republic Day.
The Chief Election Commissioner may be removed from his office in like manner and on the like grounds as a judge of the Supreme Court.It means the Chief Election Commissioner may be removed from office by Parliament by passing a resolution to that effect,passed by special majority on the ground of proved misbehavior.Other Election Commissioner may be removed by the President on the recommendation of the Chief Election Commissioner. Salary of chief election commissioner is same as justice of supreme court of India. All three commissioner have same right of taking a decision. Tenure of commissioners is 6 years or up to age of 65, which one is completed. The Election Commission of India has completed more than 326 elections.More details