List of Chief Election Commissioner’s of India [ 1950 to 2020]
About The Chief Election Commissioner of India
- The Chief Election Commissioner of India is the highest official of the Election Commission of India, which is a powerful autonomous authority.
- Chief Election Commissioner supervises the election commission of India. The election commission of India conducts the election for the centre and state legislature and also the President and Vice president.
- Article 324 enumerates the powers and duties of the Election Commission of India. The salary of the Chief Election Commission is the same as the supreme court Judge, which is close to 2.5 lakh per month.
Appointment and tenure
- President appoints the Chief Election Commissioner. Chief Election Commissioner of India is usually a member of the Indian Civil Service and mostly from the Indian Administrative Service. CEC has the tenure of 6 years or up to 65 years, whichever is earlier and enjoys the same status and gets the same salary and perks as availed by the judges of the Supreme Court.
- In order to defend the independence of the election commission, the constitution has set stringent and tough measures to remove the chief election commissioner from his office. The procedure requires two-third majority of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on the basis of proved misconduct and disqualification.
- No Chief election commissioner has ever been impeached in the past. To date, India has 22 Chief Election Commissioners. Now the next CEC will be Sunil Arora.
List of Chief Election Commissioners of India
|1||Sunil Arora||Dec 2, 2018 to Present|
|2||Om Prakash Rawat||Jan 23, 2018 to Dec 1, 2018|
|3||Achal Kumar Jyot||July 6, 2017 to Jan 23, 2018|
|4||Nasim Zaidi||Jan 19, 2015 to July 5, 2017|
|5||H. S. Brahma||Jan 16, 2015 to Apr 18, 2015|
|6||V. S. Sampath||Jun 11, 2012 to Jan 15, 2015|
|7||S. Y. Quraishi||Jul 30, 2010 to Jun 10, 2012|
|8||Navin Chawla||Apr 21, 2009 to Jul 29, 2010|
|9||N. Gopalaswami||Jun 30, 2006 to Apr 20, 2009|
|10||B. B. Tandon||May 16, 2005 to Jun 29, 2006|
|11||T. S. Krishnamurthy||Feb 8, 2004 to May 15, 2005|
|12||J. M. Lyngdoh||Jun 14, 2001 to Feb 7, 2004|
|13||M. S. Gill||Dec 12, 1996 to Jun 13, 2001|
|14||T. N. Seshan||Dec 12, 1990 to Dec 11, 1996|
|15||V. S. Ramadevi||Nov 26, 1990 to Dec 11, 1990|
|16||R. V. S. Peri Sastri||Jan 1, 1986 to Nov 25, 1990|
|17||R. K. Trivedi||Jun 18, 1982 to Dec 31, 1985|
|18||S. L. Shakdhar||Jun 18, 1977 to Jun 17, 1982|
|19||T. Swaminathan||Feb 7, 1973 to Jun 17, 1977|
|20||Nagendra Singh||Oct 1, 1972 to Feb 6, 1973|
|21||S. P. Sen Verma||Oct 1, 1967 to Sep 30, 1972|
|22||Kalyan Sundaram||Dec 20, 1958 to Sep 30, 1967|
|23||Sukumar Sen||Mar 21, 1950 to Dec 19, 1958|
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