Who is the first Chief Election Commissioner of India?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : August 23rd, 2022

Sukumar Sen is the first Chief Election Commissioner of India. He was an Indian civil servant who served from 21st March 1950 to 19th December 1958. India successfully conducted India's first two general elections post-Independence under his valuable leadership. The elections were conducted in 1951-52 and 1957.

1st Chief Election Commissioner of India

India's first Chief Election Commissioner was Mr Sukumar Sen who was an Indian civil servant who served as the Chief Election Commissioner from 21 March 1950 to 19 December 1958. The Chief Election Commissioner of India is normally appointed from the Indian Civil Service and most of the time from the Indian Administrative Service.

Mr Sukumar Sen has India’s first two successful general elections under his name. He played a crucial role in setting up India’s much-valued electoral system as it is today.

The current Chief Election Commissioner of India is Mr. Sunil Arora who is the 23rd CEC.

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