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Election Commission of Arunachal Pradesh



About Election Commission of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is quite sparsely populated in comparison with the other states in the Indian Union. It came into existence in 1987, forty years after the Independence, and was carved out of the adjoining state of Assam for the sake of better administration. The population of the state is so sparse that despite covering a modestly large geographical area, it sends only 60 members to the state assembly.

This peace-loving state has been blessed with unambiguous and harmonious elections on a regular basis. The uncomplicated approach to elections makes this state a role model for other states in India. For long the mostly rural population of Arunachal Pradesh has had deep interconnected roots with the Panchayati system, which exists as a full-fledged three-tier setup in the state. The state was much later gifted with an election commission of its own, although only in the year 2001. The election commission is an autonomous body that works under the government but wields enough democratic power to administer, supervise and conduct elections on its own in local urban and rural elections in the state. The first Lok Sabha election in Arunachal Pradesh took place in 1977 while the first Vidhan Sabha election took place in 1978.

History and Formation

Arunachal Pradesh does not have much of a history, except its relations with Assam and the administration by the Assam rulers. It secured its own identity after a few tribal areas in 1914 separated themselves from the then Darang and Lakhimpur districts in Assam and formed the North-East Frontier Tract (NEFT). The state diligently followed the lines of democracy, and later under the 73rd Amendment and Article 243K of the Constitution, Arunachal Pradesh was granted its first state election commission on April 30, 2001. Its first election commissioner was Shri J. M. Tangu, IAS (Ret.). The state election commission was now responsible for conducting and supervising all local urban and rural elections in the state


Chief Electoral Officer of Arunachal Pradesh

The current chief electoral officer of Arunachal Pradesh is Smt. Juhi Mukherjee, an IAS officer of AGMUT cadre (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-UTs)

Officers of the Arunachal Pradesh Election Commission

The state election commission of Arunachal Pradesh has appointed the following officers to carry out its responsibilities pertaining to elections:
● Chief Electoral Officer: Smt. Juhi Mukherjee
● Joint Chief Electoral Officer: Shri. D. J. Bhattacharjee
● Deputy Chief Electoral Officer: Shri. Liken Koyu
● District Election Officer, Tawang: SANG PHUNTSOK, IAS
● District Election Officer, West Kameng: Dr. Sonal Swaroop, IAS
● District Election Officer, East Kameng: GAURAV SINGH RAJAWAT, IAS
● District Election Officer, Papumpare: Dr. Joram Beda, IAS
● District Election Officer, Lower Subansiri: Chukhu Takar, APCS
● District Election Officer, Upper Subansiri: Danish Ashraf, IAS
● District Election Officer, West Siang: Swetika Sachan, IAS
● District Election Officer, Shi-Yomi: Mito Mirchi
● District Election Officer, East Siang: Dr. Kinny Singh
● District Election Officer, Upper Siang: KARMA LEKI, APCS
● District Election Officer, Dibang Valley: WAYANG KHIMHUN, APCS
● District Election Officer, Lower Dibang Valley: Smt. Mitali Namchoom, IAS
● District Election Officer, Lohit: Sri Prince Dhawan, IAS
● District Election Officer, Changlang: SHRI R. K. SHARMA, APCS
● District Election Officer, Tirap: SHRI P N THUNGON, APCS
● District Election Officer, Anjaw: DAGBOM RIBA, APCS
● District Election Officer, Kurung Kumey: SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR RAI, IAS
● District Election Officer, Longding: SHRI VIKRAM SINGH MALIK, IAS
● District Election Officer, Namsai: DR. TAPASYA RAGHAV, IAS
● District Election Officer, Siang: Rajeev Takuk, APCS

Electoral

The last Vidhan Sabha election of Arunachal Pradesh was scheduled on April 11, 2019. There are 60 seats in the assembly and 31 are needed for a majority. 82% voter turnout was recorded. The state has approximately 8 Lakh eligible voters. The next election is scheduled in 2024.

Address and Contact Details

Office of The Chief Electoral Officer
Nirvachan Sadan, Itanagar - 791111
Arunachal Pradesh
Phone: 0360-2212437
Fax: 0360-2212511
Email: ceo_arunachalpradesh@eci.gov.in
Website: www.ceoarunachal.nic.in

Last Updated on April 13, 2020

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