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the president appointed two election commissioners, but after two and half months the president's notification was withdrawn and the newly appointed election commissioner was removed from office.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 : December, 2018 to 13 April, 2021
24. Sunil Arora : 13 April, 2021 to Incumbent