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SC may hear PIL on appointment of CEC, ECs to poll panel today

The Supreme Court is likely to hear the PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to constitute a “neutral and independent committee” to recommend names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners on Monday.


SC may hear PIL on appointment of CEC, ECs to poll panel today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is likely to hear the PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to constitute a “neutral and independent committee” to recommend names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners on Monday.

The apex court had agreed to hear the plea on July 6 but the bench comprising Chief Justice HL Dattu and justices Arun Kumar Mishra and Amitava Roy had asked the lawyer Anoop Baranwal to make certain changes in the prayer of his PIL and posted it for hearing on July 13.

The plea has sought a direction to Centre "to make law for ensuring a fair, just and transparent process of selection by constituting a neutral and independent collegium/ selection committee to recommend the name for the appointment of member to the Election Commission".

It also sought direction to the Centre for constituting "an interim neutral and independent collegium/selection committee to recommend the names for the appointment on the vacant post of members to the Election Commission".

The plea alleged that the Centre's practice in appointing the member of Election Commission was discriminatory and violative of law, which obligate executive/legislature to make law for ensuring a fair, just and transparent selection process for Election Commission.

(With PTI Inputs)

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