Achal K Jyoti takes over as new Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Jyoti recently took over as the new Election Commissioner, filling one of the two vacancies in the three-member body.

achal jyoti election commissioner

Quick facts:

  • Election Commissioner of India is a member of Election Commission of India, a body constitutionally empowered to conduct free and fair elections to the national and state legislatures.
  • He is usually a member of the Indian Civil Service and mostly from the Indian Administrative Service.
  • He has a tenure of six years in office or till he or she attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
  • The President of India based on a recommendation from the Government of India appoints the Election Commissioners.
  • Election Commissioners can be removed by the President on recommendation of the Chief Election Commissioner.

Sources: The Hindu, Wiki.


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