SC: End government monopoly, panel of PM, LoP, CJI to pick CEC, ECs

Taking out the executive’s exclusive hand in the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners, the Supreme Court, in a landmark decision on Thursday, ruled that their selection be done by a three-member committee comprising the Prime Minister, the leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha and the Chief Justice of India, thus nullifying a practice that has been in vogue since Independence.