The State Election Commissioner shall have the status equal to that of the High Court Judge.
The State Election Commissioner shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he assumes Office.
Provided that where the State Election Commissioner attains the age of sixty five years before the expiry of the said term of five years, he shall vacate his office on the date on which he attains such age. Provided further that the State Election Commissioner, may, at any time; by writing under his hand addressed to the Governor, resign his office.
Prohibition of acceptance of any office of profit after demission of office:- The State Election Commissioner shall not acceptor hold any office of profit under the State Government or any Panchayath Municipality after demission of office on completion of the terms specified in rule 4 or on resignation.