Supreme Court will see the files of the appointment of Election Commissioner Arun Goyal, yesterday reprimanded the Central Government
The Supreme Court reprimanded the Central Government on November 22, regarding the appointment process of the Election Commissioner, after which today the apex court has ordered to show all the files of the appointment of Election Commissioner Arun Goyal.
The Supreme Court has become strict regarding the appointment of Election Commissioner Arun Goyal. Issuing the order on Wednesday i.e. today, the apex court has asked the central government to show the files of the appointment of Election Commissioner Arun Goyal, for which the court has given time till tomorrow. A five-judge bench headed by Justice KM Joseph asked Attorney General R Venkataramani to produce the files tomorrow i.e. November 24.
In fact, a petition has been filed with the demand to make the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners more transparent. While hearing this petition, the apex court asked the central government to show the appointment files of the Election Commissioner. At the same time, the petitioner's lawyer Prashant Bhushan has demanded that the appointments of the Election Commission should be stopped till the court's decision.
A five-judge bench headed by Justice Joseph agreed that it was necessary to see the new appointment file, but Attorney General R Venkataramani said it was unnecessary. Justice Joseph then observed that "if everything is in order, as you claim, everything was running smoothly, then you have nothing to fear."
Retired Bureaucrat Arun Goyal has been recently appointed as the Election Commissioner on 19 November 2022, just before the Gujarat Assembly elections. Retired Bureaucrat Arun Goel is a former Punjab cadre officer who has been appointed as the Election Commissioner a day after taking voluntary retirement from service (VRS). Goyal was the Secretary of the Union Ministry of Heavy Industries till he took VRS on 18 November.
During the hearing of the petition, the top court made an important remark that "the Chief Election Commissioner should be so strong that even if tomorrow the Prime Minister is accused of any wrongdoing, he can fulfill his responsibility. Responding to this, the Central Government "The Central Cabinet should not be distrusted merely on the basis of a hypothetical situation," said the counsel for the CBI.