About Uttarakhand Election Commission
Article 40 of the Constitution of India state that carrying the powers of self-governance every village in the country shall be a republic within itself. Thus a number of committees maintained that constitutional authority shall be accorded to local municipal and panchayati raj bodies which enable them to conduct elections to these bodies. Consequently, amendment number 73 and 74 were made to the Constitution of India in 1993 which facilitated the setting up of state Election Commission of Uttarakhand in November 2000.
The articles 243E and 243U of the Indian Constitution enable Uttarakhand State Election Commission to carry out a process of free, fair, peaceful and transparent election to the state every five years. The election to gram/zilla panchayats and local bodies in Uttarakhand, as per the provisions of the articles 243K and 243ZA, are conducted under the superintendence, direction and control of Uttarakhand State Election Commission.
Chief Electoral Officer of Uttarakhand
Radha Raturi, born on 6 March 1964, is the present Chief Election Commissioner of Uttarakhand. She is a 1988 batch IAS officer of Uttaranchal cadre. She did her graduation in History and has attained a masters degree in Personal Management. Her husband Anil K. Raturi is an Indian Police Services (IPS) officer.
Office of the Chief Electoral Officer of Uttarakhand
Govt.Of Uttarakhand,Room No.- 4, Subhash Road, North Block, Secretariat- 4, Dehradun, (Uttarkhand) -248001
0135-2713551 , 0135- 2713552
Last Updated on April 11, 2020