Particulars of Organization functions and duties [Section 4(1) (b) (ii)]
Aims and Objectives of the Organization State Election Commission is a constitutional authority appointed by the Administrator, Delhi under Article 243K and 243 ZA of the Constitution of India read with Sec. 7 of the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957. State Election Commissioner also performs as such authority for U.T. Chandigarh under the relevant Election Laws of the said U.T. The Superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for, and the conduct of, all elections to the municipalities and the panchyats vest in the State Election Commission.
Mission/ vision To conduct elections to local bodies in a free and fair manner so that faith of the people in the democratic process is strengthened.
Brief History and Background of the Establishment Consequent to the 73rd and 74th amendment to the Constitution of India, the State Election Commissions were constituted in all the states and U.T.s The Delhi state Election Commission was constituted in October 1993. Delimitation of wards was done on the basis of 1991 Census, and orders were issued under the signature of Administrator, Delhi on 30-12-1993. Order regarding reservation of seats was issued by the SEC on 24-03-1994. Out of a total of 134 wards 25 seats were reserved for SCs, out of which 7 seas were reserved for women belonging to SC category. Out of remaining 109 seats were reserved for women belonging to SC category. Out of remaining 109 seats, 37 were reserved for women as per provisions of the Constitution and the DMC Act. The Commission conducted the General Elections to the MCD on 24-02-97, and then on 24-03-02. Bye-Elections to Six wards was held in June 2004 to fill causal vacancies. Ever since its inception, the Commission has been functioning with the help of staff drawn from MCD and Govt. of Delhi in diverted capacity. 17 posts of different categories were created in March 2004 and two posts created in August 2005 on regular and functional basis to strengthen the Commission. These posts will be filled up by the Commission to have its own skilled and specialized established as soon as Recruitment Rules are notified.
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Duties to be performed to achieve the mission. To prepare working copies of electoral rolls for use at polling stations, to prepare lists of polling stations for all the 272 wards, to procure election material, to arrange ballot boxes or the Electronic Voting Machines. as the case may be. to appoints officials for deployment at polling stations and for counting of votes, to impart training to these officers, to appoint Returning Officers. Assistant Returning Officers, Sector Officers, Election Observers and Expenditure Observers, to supervise the poli. to make elaborate police arrangements to maintain law and order on the date of poi and counting of votes, to declare the results, to keep the election documents in safe custody for the prescribed period, and a number of allied jobs connected with elections. The job of holding elections is time bound and therefore, every item of work has to be done with utmost perfection under a prescribed schedule.
Details of services rendered. All forms are supplied free of cost to intending candidates at the time of elections, All information is supplied /pubiicized through media regarding every activity concerning elections. Sale of electoral roll to political parties, candidates and general public is made after publication of the list of contesting candidates i.e. after the hour of withdrawal. All complaints of candidates and parties are attended to promptly and remedial action taken without any loss of time. Paid advertisements are frequently given in the Dailies to apprise the public and the candidates of the activities and progress of election and various procedures regarding appointment of polling and counting agents etc. as also dos and donts.
Citizens interaction As it is neither a service department nor a pubic utility department. There is no day to day interaction with the citizens. During the election period there is day to day interaction with the aspiring candidates and the general public for supply of forms, electoral rolls and obtaining any relevant information which is done the same day.
Postal Address of the Office: State Election Commission, NCT of Delhi, Nigam Bhawan, Old Hindu College Building Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006
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Working Hours - 9.30 AM to 6.00 PM
Public interaction. As it is neither a service department nor a pubic utility department. There is no day to day interaction with the citizens. During the election period there is day to day interaction with the aspiring candidates and the general public for supply of forms, electoral rolls and obtaining any relevant information which is done the same day.
Grievances redressal mechanism: Any complaint received during the election period is disposed off promptly preferably the same day by the concerned officer of the Commission and remedial action taken. However, any dispute arising during the election period can only be challenged by filing an election petition with in the prescribed after the declaration of the result and elections, once started. cannot be stopped.