Need CEC who can act against a Prime Minister too: Supreme Court

New Delhi, 23/12: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that there is a need for the appointment of such a Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) who can even take action against the Prime Minister if there are some allegations against him.



Hearing a batch of matters related to the appointment process of CEC and ECs, the top court asked the Centre to show the mechanism adopted in the appointment of IAS officer Arun Goel as Election Commissioner on November 18.


A five-judge presided over by Justice K M Joseph said the CEC is supposed to be insulated from political influence and should be independent.

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