Functions of Election Commission of India
➖ Election Commission is insulated from executive interference.
➖ It is the Commission which decides the election schedules for the conduct of elections, whether general elections or by-elections.
➖ Again, it is the Commission which decides on the location of polling stations, assignment of voters to the polling stations, location of counting centres, arrangements to be made in and around polling stations and counting centres and all allied matters.
➖ The decisions of the Commission can be challenged in the High Court and the Supreme Court of India by appropriate petitions.
➖ By long-standing convention and several judicial pronouncements, once the actual process of elections has started, the judiciary does not intervene in the actual conduct of the polls.