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Supreme Court on Arun Goel’s appointment as Election Commissioner, it was was at lightning speed such comment

New Delhi. The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the process of appointing former IAS officer Arun Goel as the new Election Commissioner. Questioning the Center, the court said that the process was completed within 24 hours. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice KM Joseph perused the original files brought by the Center on the appointment of Goyal as Election Commissioner. The court asked the question that what was the pressure on the government to start the process in this manner? Justice Joseph told the Attorney General (AG), “On November 18… we received the file on the appointment of Arun Goel that day.

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SC raised questions on the appointment process

The bench said, “Same day processing, same day application, same day approval and same day appointment. The file didn’t move for 24 hours like lightning speed. What kind of assessment is this? The Supreme Court made it clear that it is questioning the appointment process of Arun Goyal. Yesterday, the bench asked the Center to produce the file related to the appointment of Arun Goel as the new Election Commissioner. Meanwhile, the apex court reserved its verdict on petitions seeking collegium-like system for appointment of Election Commissioners (EC) and Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

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Arun Goel took voluntary retirement from his previous posting on 18 November and was appointed Election Commissioner on 19 November and took charge on 21 November. The apex court questioned the central government for appointing Goyal, a 1985 batch IAS officer, in a single day. Justice Ajay Rastogi asked, “According to your front page, this vacancy was from May 15. Can you show us what was it from May to November that forced the government to do everything superfast in November.

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SC asked questions on the appointment from the Center

The apex court questioned the central government for appointing Goyal, a 1985 batch IAS officer, in a single day. Justice Ajay Rastogi asked, “According to your front page, this vacancy was from May 15. Can you show us what was it from May to November that forced the government to do everything superfast in November. Perusing the file, the apex court asked how the Ministry of Law and Justice shortlisted four names for the appointment of Election Commissioner. The apex court said that the Center will have to choose such people who should get six years as Election Commissioner.

election commission should not be yes man

Under the Election Commission Act, 1991, the term of an Election Commissioner can be six years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. Yesterday, the Supreme Court said that the Election Commission of India should not be the “yes man” of the government, but should be one that can function independently.” In the previous hearing, the bench had insisted on a “fair and transparent mechanism” so that the best person can be appointed as the CEC. The top court was hearing petitions challenging the constitutionality of the present appointment process of the CEC and EC and argued that the appointments were being made according to the whims and fancies of the executive,

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