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Chief Election Commissioners of India
Sukumar Sen1950-1958
K.V.K. Sundaram1958-1967
S.P. Sen Verma1967-1972
Dr. Nagendra Singh1972-1973
T. Swaminathan1973-1977
S.L. Shakdhar1977-1982
R.K. Trivedi1982-1985
R.V.S. Peri Sastri1985-1990
T.N. Seshan1990-1996
M.S. Gil1996-2001
James Michael Lyangdoh2001-2004
T.S. Krishnamurthy2014-2005
B.B. Tandon2005-2006
N. Gopalaswami2006-2009
S.Y. Quraishi2010-2012
V.S. Sampath2012–2015
Harishankar Brahma2015-2015
Nasim Zaidi2015-2017
Anchal Kumar Jyoti cumbent2017-In

 

Chief Justices of India
NameTenure
Harilala J. Kania26 January 1950-6 November 1951
M. Patanjal Sastri7 November 1951-3 January 1954
Mehar Chand Mahajan4 January 1954-22 December 1954
B.K. Mukherjea23 December 1954-31 January 1956
Bhuvaneshwar Prasad Sinha1 October 1959-31 January 1964
P.B. Gajendragadkar1 February 1964-15 March 1966
A.K. Sarkar16 March 1966-29 June 1966
K. Subba Rao30 June 1966-11 Aprial 1967
K.N. Wanchoo12 April 1967-24 February 1968
M. Hidayaullah25 February 1968-16 December 1970
J.C. Shah17 December 1970-21 January 1971
S.M. Sikri22 January 1971-25 April 1973
A.N. Ray26 April 1973-27 January 1977
M.H. Beg28 January 1977-21 February 1978
Y.V. Chandrachud22 February 1978-11 July 1985
Prafullachandra Natvarlal Bhagwat12 July 1985-20 December 1986
R.S. Pathak21 December 1986-18 June 1989
E.S. Venkataramtah19 June 1989-17 December 1989
S. Mukharjee18 December 1989-25 September 1990
Ranganath Mishra 199126 September 1990-24 November
K.N. Singh25 November 1991-12 December 1991
M.H. Kania13 December 1991-17 November 1992
L.M. Sharma18 November 1992-11 February 1993
M.N. Venkatachaliah12 February 1993-24 October 1994
A.M. Ahmadi25 October 1994-24 March 1997
J.S. Verma25 March, 1997-18 January 1998
M.M. Punchhi18 January 1998-9 October 1998
A.S. Anand10 October 1998 -31 October 2001
Sam Piroj Bharucha1 November 2001 - May 5, 2002
B.N. KirpalMay 6, 2002 - November 7, 2002
G.B. Pattanaiak 2002November 8, 2002 – December 18,
V.N. KhareDecember 19, 2002 - May 2, 2004
S. Rajendra BabuMay 2, 2004 - June 1, 2004
R.C. LahotiJune 1, 2004 – October 31, 2005
Y.K. SabharwalNovember 1, 2005 – January 14, 2007
K.G. BalakrishnahJanuary 14, 2007 – May 11, 2010
S.H. KapadiaMay 12, 2010 – September 28, 2012
Altamas KabirSeptember 29, 2012 – July 18, 2013
P. SathasivamJuly 19, 2013 – April 27, 2014
R.M. LodhaApril 27, 2014 – September 27, 2014
H.L. Dattu 2,2015September 27, 2014 – December

 

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1. Who is the current Chief Election Commissioner of India?
Ans. The current Chief Election Commissioner of India is Sushil Chandra. He took office on April 13, 2021.
2. How is the Chief Election Commissioner of India appointed?
Ans. The Chief Election Commissioner of India is appointed by the President of India. The President appoints the Chief Election Commissioner in consultation with the Prime Minister and the Chief Justice of India.
3. What are the powers and functions of the Chief Election Commissioner of India?
Ans. The Chief Election Commissioner of India has various powers and functions, including conducting free and fair elections in the country, supervising the election process, and enforcing the Model Code of Conduct. They also have the authority to issue guidelines to political parties and candidates, allocate symbols to political parties, and ensure the smooth functioning of the Election Commission of India.
4. Who is the current Chief Justice of India?
Ans. The current Chief Justice of India is N.V. Ramana. He took office on April 24, 2021.
5. How is the Chief Justice of India appointed?
Ans. The Chief Justice of India is appointed by the President of India. The President appoints the Chief Justice of India based on the recommendation of the outgoing Chief Justice and in consultation with the other judges of the Supreme Court.
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