• search
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now  
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    Come up with law for appointment of EC members or we step in says SC

    By Vicky
    |

    The Supreme Court has asked the centre to come up with a law for the appointment of members of the Election Commission. The Centre opposed court's intervention, saying it was for Parliament to frame a law.

    Come up law for appointment of EC members or we step in says SC

    Calling for transparency in appointment of poll panel, the court said, "If parliament doesn't make a law to appoint CEC then the court must step into the breach."

    A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and justice DY Chandrachud said Article 324 of the Constitution provided that the appointments of the CEC and the election commissioners be made as per the enabling law, but the law had not been enacted.

    "The expectation is that Parliament will make the law. The law has not been made then can the court lay down the procedures," the bench said.

    The court was hearing a public interest litigation by one Anoop Paranwal asking for a fair and transparent procedure for EC appointments.

    OneIndia News

    For Daily Alerts

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Done
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more