Contact Details of Election Commissioners of India are:
|Name||Designation||Office No.||Office Fax|
|S. Nasim Zaidi||Chief Election Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org||23052323,23052424||23052525|
|Mr. Achal Kumar Joti||Election Commissioneremail@example.com||23052132,23052134||23052249|
|Mr. Vinod Zutshi||Deputy Election Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org||23052023,23052024||23052025|
|Mr. Sudhir Tripathi||Deputy Election Commissioneremail@example.com||23052013,23052228||23318497|
|Mr. Umesh Sinha||Deputy Election Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org||23052081,23052226||23052227|
|Mr. P.K. Dash||Director Generalemail@example.com||23356025, 23715028||23318506|
About Election Commission of India
The Election Commission of India (ECI) is a constitutional body responsible for administering elections in India according to the rules and regulations mentioned in the Constitution of India. It was established on January 25, 1950 with an aim to define and control the process for elections conducted at various levels: Parliament, State Legislatures, and the offices of the President and Vice President of India. In other words, the ECI ensures smooth and successful functioning of the democracy.
Role of Election Commission of India
In its assigned role, the most crucial challenge before the Election Commission of India is to implement norms and the Model Code of Conduct to ensure free and fair elections in the country. Its existence and independence are necessitated by history, which has shown that democratic elections are not free from sabotage. Towards this end, it has been empowered to oversee political parties and candidates and take appropriate action in case of violations.
The secretariat of the Commission has 300 officials, and is located in New Delhi. The Deputy Election Commissioners and Director Generals are the senior-most officers in the secretariat. The President of India appoints the Chief Election Commissioner, who serves for six years and must retire at the age of 65. The Commissioner is generally a member of the Civil Services, and more often, of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) or the Indian Revenue Services (IRS). He can be removed from his office through the process of impeachment, which needs to be carried out in the Parliament. The President of India can remove the other officers on the Chief Commissioner’s recommendation.