About Election Commission of West Bengal
The West Bengal State Election Commission was constituted under the provisions of Article 243K of the Constitution of India. The same clause of the
Constitution accords “superintendence, direction and control of the entire process for conduct of elections to the Panchayats and Municipal bodies” of West Bengal to the Election Commission of the state. The state has 17 Zilla Parishads and one Mahakuma Parishad consisting of a total of 755 constituencies. There are 341 Panchayat Samitis comprising 8,864 Panchayat Samiti constituencies. Moreover, the state also accommodates 36,016 constituencies of 3,354 gram panchayats. There are 1,806 constituencies and wards in six Municipal Corporations and 121 Municipalities.
Chief Election Commissioner of West Bengal
Born on 5 December 1963, Sunil Kumar Gupta is the Chief Election Commissioner of the state of West Bengal. Sunil Kumar Gupta is a 1987 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre. He did B. Tech. in civil engineering from IIT Kanpur. He also obtained a master’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from State University of New York in Buffalo. He also obtained an Advanced Diploma in Public Administration from Syracuse University.
Office of the Chief Election Commissioner of West Bengal
West Bengal, 21- N.S Road, Kolkata – 700001
(033) 2254 4964, (033) 2231 0850
(033) 2231 0840
Last Updated on April 11, 2020