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About Election Commission of Delhi

India is the largest democracy of the world. The Government of India is the sole governing authority of the Union of 29 states and seven union territories, conjointly referred to as ‘The Republic of India’ which has its capital in New Delhi. The State Election Commissions were incorporated in all the states and the Union Territories, as a consequence of to the 73rd and 74th amendment to the Constitution of India. The Delhi State Election Commission has been set up 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 established 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 70 Assembly Constituencies of the Delhi Legislative Assembly and the seven Lok Sabha seats. The demarcation of the wards in Delhi was done on the basis of the 1991 census. In March 1994, the State Election Commission issued orders in connection with the allocation of the 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 and fair 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 headquarters. He is facilitated by nine District Election Officers ( Deputy Commissioners of the nine 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 follows:
1. Chadrabhushan Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer
2. Shur Bir Singh, Special Chief Electoral Officer
3. Neeraj Bharti, Additional Chief Electoral Officer
4. Rajesh Goel, Joint Chief Electoral Officer
5. Arun Kumar Srivastava, Deputy Chief Electoral Officer
6. B.K. Parchure, Election Officer (Admn. & Vig.)
7. B. K. Singh, Election Officer (Procurement & Issue)
8. S. K. Behera, Manager (IT)
9. D. S. Verma, Election Officer, RTI
10. Vijay Kumar, Election Officer (ER)
11. T Misao, Election Officer (P&S)/CT

Delhi Election & its budget

The Assembly currently stands dissolved. After months of political uncertainty and President's rule in Delhi, the elections to the state Assembly are expected to be held mid-February. The 2015 elections are going to be an interesting affair. The three major parties - AAP, BJP and INC - are again gearing up for another battle for Delhi. On the other hand, the electorates of Delhi are all the more excited and eager to cast their franchise, though the amount of confusion and uncertainty to vote for a deserving candidate is higher this time around.

State Election Commission of Delhi Address

State Election Commission
NCT of Delhi & UT Chandigarh Nigam Bhawan , Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006

Tel : 23911647 (State Election Commissioner), 23914156 (Secretary-cum-Addl.Election Commissioner), 23921236 (Deputy Secretary)
Fax : 011-23969611
Email: [email protected]

Last Updated on January 7, 2015