Who among the following is appointed as the Returning Officer in President Elections?

Answer: [B] Lok Sabha Secretary General

By convention, the Secretary General, Lok Sabha and the Secretary General, Rajya Sabha are appointed as the Returning Officers by rotation. For the 2007 Presidential Election, the Secretary General, Lok Sabha was appointed as Returning Officer. Therefore, for the 2012 Presidential Election, the Secretary General, Rajya Sabha has been appointed as the Returning Officer. Two other senior officers of Rajya Sabha Secretariat and the Secretaries and one more senior officer of Legislative Assemblies of all States including NCT of Delhi and Union Territory of Puducherry have also been appointed as the Assistant Returning Officers.

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