The Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2020
On April 10, 2020, the Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 was promulgated to amend the 1994 Act with respect to the appointment, qualifications, tenure and conditions of service of the State Election Commissioner in the State Election Commission. Subsequently, the government notified the vacancy of the office created by the cessation of tenure of the Election Commissioner, and appointed a successor Commissioner. The Ordinance and the notifications were challenged before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. The Court struck down the Ordinance on 29th May and restored the SEC to his office until the completion of his tenure. The state government has filed a special leave petition before the Supreme Court against the decision.