“Sukumar Sen” was the first
Election Commissioner of India. He served on the post from March 21, 1950, to December 19, 1958.
During his work tenure, the Election Commission organized two successful general elections of Independent India. He was a Civil Servant who worked not only for Independent India but also for British India. He joined Civil Services in 1921 and served as a Chief Secretary Officer and a
at various districts. Later, in 1947, he has been appointed over the highest most rank of ICS office in British India, as a Chief Secretary of
Now, in free India, the
appoints the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and had a work tenure of 6 years or up to 65 years age, whichever is earlier. The Chief Election Commissioner gets the equal status and salary which is given to the Judges of the
Supreme Court of India
. Usually, the Chief Election Commissioner is a member of Indian
or from the Indian Administrative Services. A Chief Election Commissioner once appointed by the President then to remove the person from post requires a tedious procedure to follow. The two-thirds of Lok Sabha and
member had to vote against him for improper conduct, then only he can be removed from the post of Chief Election Commissioner.
The first Election Commissioner Sukumar Sen is also the first Chief Election Commissioner of “Sudan”.
He completed his education from Presidency College, Kolkata, and later been to the University of London. In the University of London, he was awarded the Gold Medal in Mathematics. As well as, he was among the people who were the
first recipients of India’s Civil Honor of “Padma Bhushan”
. He is always been remembered as an unsung hero of Indian
. Who made elections possible among the population in which maximum of them was illiterate and can’t even read or right neither they were aware of their real age.