Consider the following statements:

  1. The Election Commission of India is a Constitutional body
  2. The Chief Election Commissioner is appointed by the President and holds the office during the pleasure of President

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

Second statement is incorrect because the Chief Election Commissioner of India holds the office for six years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. The Chief Election Commissioner can be removed from office only through impeachment by Parliament.

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