UPSC Practice recommends How to make it easier for Election Commission transparency.
That it finds the ‘situation on the ground [to be] alarming’ sounds rather extravagant, considering the court is hearing petitions recommending reforms in the process of appointment of EC members, CEC included, not US-style charges of ‘electoral appropriation’. Also, the supposed ‘shortness’ of tenure of EC members bears little weight on institutional independence. Appointments start for EC, some of whom graduate as CEC, not a brief period of time by any measure.
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