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The more the elections are free and fair, the stronger the allegiance the
people will have towards democratic institutions. Thus, the Constitution of
India provides for an independent Election Commission to safeguard the faith of
people towards democracy. Specific constitutional provisions regarding Elections
are as follows:
Article 324: Superintendence, direction and control of elections to be
vested in an Election Commission.
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- The superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the
electoral rolls for, and the conduct of, all elections to Parliament and to
the Legislature of every State and of elections to the offices of President
and Vice President held under this Constitution shall be vested in a
Commission (referred to in this Constitution as the Election Commission).
- The Election Commission shall consist of the Chief Election Commissioner
and such number of other Election Commissioners, if any, as the President
may from time to time fix and the appointment of the Chief Election
Commissioner and other Election Commissioners shall, subject to the
provisions of any law made in that behalf by Parliament, be made by the
- When any other Election Commissioner is so appointed the Chief Election
Commissioner shall act as the Chairman of the Election Commission.