The Election Commission has decided to establish a visiting chair on the inter-disciplinary approach to electoral studies to commemorate former Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) TN Seshan’s “special connect with the young and aspiring India”. Former Chief Election Commissioner(CEC) TN Seshan who passed away recently on November 10, 2019.
It will be established in the Centre for Curriculum Development at India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management (IIIDEM), New Delhi from 2020-2025. N Gopalaswami, former CEC will be the mentor of the chair. The chair is expected to be functional by August-September 2020.
Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS SO 2019:
- Election Commission formed: 25 January 1950 (also the day is celebrated as national voter’s day).
- Headquarters of Election Commission: New Delhi.
- Chief Election Commissioner: Sunil Arora.
Source: The Business Standard