Q. Consider the following statements regarding election commission of India:
1.It is a permanent and an independent body established by the Constitution of India.
2.The appointment of the chief election commissioner and other election commissioners shall be made by the president.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The Election Commission is a permanent and an independent body established by the Constitution of India directly to ensure free and fair elections in the country.

  • The Election Commission shall consist of the chief election commissioner and such number of other election commissioners, if any, as the president may from time-to-time fix.
  • The appointment of the chief election commissioner and other election commissioners shall be made by the president.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity