About Election Commission of Delhi
India is the largest democracy in the world. The Government of India is the sole governing authority of the union of 28 states and seven union territories, conjointly referred to as ‘The Republic of India’ which has its capital in New Delhi. Subsequent to the 73rd and 74th amendment to the Constitution of India, the State Election Commissions were incorporated in all the states and the Union Territories. The State Election Commission is delegated by the Administrator, Delhi under Article 243K and 243 ZA of the Constitution of India along with Sec. 7 of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957.
The post of Chief Electoral Officer has been set up in NCT of Delhi in consonance with the Section 13A of The Representation of the People Act-1950 with the agenda of conducting elections to the seventy Assembly Constituencies of the Delhi Legislative Assembly and the seven Lok Sabha seats. Since its initiation, the Election Commission of Delhi has been operative with the assistance of staff appointed from MCD and the Government of Delhi. In March 2004, 17 posts of different categories were added and two posts were created in August 2005 to strengthen the Commission.
The Election Commission's role is to supervise and enhance the democratic process by ensuring that elections to the Local Bodies are held on time, and in a free, candid and unbiased manner.
Chief Electoral commissioner of Delhi
The Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi appointed by the Election Commission of India in accordance with Govt. of NCT of Delhi heads the body. He is supported by two Special/Additional/Joint Chief Electoral Officers, one Dy. Chief Electoral Officer and five Election Officers at the Head Quarters. He is facilitated by nine District Election Officers (The Deputy Commissioners of the 9 Districts), 36 Electoral Registration Officers along with 70 Assistant Electoral Registration Officers. In deliberation with the Govt. of NCT of Delhi, the Election Commission appoints all the remaining officers involved in the Electoral exercises viz, the District Election Officers, Electoral Registration Officers, Assistant Electoral Registration Officers, Returning Officers, and Asst. Returning Officers etc.
Appointed Officers of the Election Commission of Delhi
The Election Commission of Delhi has appointed several officers to carry out the electoral formalities with absolute fairness. The list of Appointed Officers, Chief Electoral Office is as below.
1. Sh. Vijay Dev, IAS, Chief Electoral Officer
2. Sh. Shur Bir Singh, Special Chief Electoral Officer
3. Sh. Neeraj Bharti, Additional Chief Electoral Officer
4. Sh. Rajesh Goel, Joint Chief Electoral Officer
5. Sh. Arun Kumar Srivastava, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer
6. Sh. B.K. Parchure, Election Officer (Admn. & Vig.)
7. Sh. B. K. Singh, Election Officer (Procurement & Issue)
8. Sh. S. K. Behera, Manager (IT)
9. Sh. D. S. Verma, Election Officer, RTI
10. Sh. Vijay Kumar, Election Officer (ER)
11. Sh. T Misao, Election Officer (P&S)/CT
Delhi Election & its budget
Delhi Assembly Elections 2013 is attracting more interest with each passing day. Delhi Election Commission is determined to reach out to Delhi voters through the medium of Ram Leela performances on Dussehra 2013. It is a good initiative to encourage people to vote in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha Elections.
The outlay required for preparation/updation of Electoral Rolls and issue of Photo Identity Cards to the voters of Delhi as well as functioning of election offices is divided between the Government of India and Government of Delhi on a 50:50 basis.
State Election Commission of Delhi Address
NCT of Delhi & UT Chandigarh
Nigam Bhawan , Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006
Tel: 011- 23977130
Last Updated on August 11, 2014