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CLASS IX POLITY: ELECTION COMMISSION BY CHARU MODI
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ELECTION COMMISSION The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) is appointed by the President of India. not answerable to the President or the government. EC takes decisions on every aspect of conduct and control of elections from the announcement of elections to the declaratiorn of results. It implements the Code of Conduct and punishes any candidate or party that violates it
During the election period, the EC can order the government to follow some guidelines, to prevent use and misuse of to enhance its chances to win elections, or to transfer some government officials. governmental power . When on election duty, government officers When on election duty, government officers work under the control of the EC and not the government.
CHALLENGES TO FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS * big and unfair advantage over smaller parties and independents. * candidates with criminal connection. . Some families tend to dominate political parties. * little choice to ordinary citizens. Smaller parties and independent candidates suffer a huge disadvantage compared to bigger parties.
INSTITUTIONS The Prime Minister and the Cabinet are institutions that take all important policy decisions. The Civil Servants are responsible for taking steps to implement the ministers' decisions.