Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO):
1.The Chief Electoral Officer of a state is authorized to supervise the election work in the state.
2.The President nominates or designates an Officer of the Government of the state as the Chief Electoral Officer.
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: A
Notes:

Explanation: The Chief Electoral Officer of a state/ Union Territory is authorized to supervise the election work in the state/Union Territory subject to the overall superintendence, direction and control of the Election Commission.

The Election Commission of India nominates or designates an Officer of the Government of the state / Union Territory as the Chief Electoral Officer in consultation with that State Government / Union Territory Administration.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity