List of Chief Election Commissioners of India Since 1950 to 2022

Chief Election Commissioners of India
Chief Election Commissioners of India: Election Commission is to supervise and control all matters relating to elections to the parliament and state assemblies and to the office of the president and vice-president (Art. 324). The election commission may consist of the Chief Election Commissioner and such other election commissioner as the president may appoint from time to time, when any other election commissioner is appointed, the chief election commissioner shall function as the Chairman of the Election Commission. The Chief Election Commissioner can not be removed from office except in the same manner and on the same grounds as a judge of the Supreme Court (Art. 324). In India, elections are conducted by an independent agency known as the Election Commission. Art. 324 of the Indian Constitution says.



(1) The Superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for, and the conduct of all elections to the parliament, state legislature and the elections to the office of the president and the vice president held under the Indian constitutional shall be vested in the commission.

(2) The Election Commission shall consist of the Chief Election Commissioners, and such number of another election commissioner if any, as the president may from time to time fix and the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and the other Election Commissioners shall subject to the provisions of any law made in the behalf by parliament be made by the president. Until 1989, the Election commission was a one-member commission. In 1989, the president appointed two election commissioners, but after two and half months the president's notification was withdrawn and the newly appointed election commissioner was removed from office.  A list of all chief election commissioners of India is given below…

Chief Election Commissioners (CEC) of India
1. Sukumar Sen: 21 March 1950 to 19 December 1958
2. K. V. K. Sundaram : 20 December, 1958 to 30 September, 1967
3. S. P. Sen Verma: 1 October 1967 to 30 September 1972
4. Nagendra Singh: 1 October 1972 to 6 February 1973
5. T. Swaminathan: 7 February 1973 to 17 June 1977
6. S. L. Shakdhar: 18 June 1977 to 17 June 1982
7. R. K. Trivedi: 18 June 1982 to 31 December 1985
8. R. V. S. Peri Sastri: 1 January 1986 to 25 November 1990
9. V. S. Ramadevi: 26 November 1990 to 11 December 1990
10. T. N. Seshan: 12 December 1990 to 11 December 1996


11. M. S. Gill: 12 December 1996 to 13 June 2001
12. J. M. Lyngdoh: 14 June 2001 to 7 February 2004
13. T. S. Krishnamurthy: 8 February 2004 to 15 May 2005
14. B. B. Tandon: 16 May 2005 to 28 June 2006
15. N. Gopalaswami: 29 June 2006 to 20 April 2009
16. Navin Chawla: 21 April 2009 to 29 July 2010
17. S. Y. Quraishi: 30 July 2010 to 10 June 2012

हिंदी में पढ़े : भारत के मुख्य चुनाव आयुक्तों की सूची (1950-2022)

18. V. S. Sampath: 10 June 2012 to 15 January 2015
19. H. S. Brahma: 15 January 2015 to 18 April 2015
20. Nasim Zaidi: 19 April 2015 to 6 July 2017
21. Achal Kumar Jyoti: 6 July 2017 to 22 January 2018
22. Om Prakash Rawat: 23 January, 2018 to 2 December, 2018
23. Sunil Arora: 2 December, 2018 to 13 April, 2021
24. Sunil Arora: 13 April 2021 to 14 May, 2022
25. Rajiv Kumar: 15 May 2021 to Incumbent

Rajiv Kumar was appointed on May 12, 2022, the new Chief Election Commissioner of India. He replaced the current Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, who retired on 14 May. Rajiv Kumar will hold this post from 15 May 2022 to 18 February 2025. According to the Constitution, the term of Election Commissioners is 6 years or 65 years of age.