The State Election Commission was constituted on 23.04.1994 under Article 243K of the Constitution of India for superintendence, direction and control of preparation of Electoral Rolls and elections of Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies. Since then the State Election Commission has been conducting free and fair elections and bye-elections of all Panchayat and Urban Local Bodies.

The details of State Election Commissioners appointed are as under:-
S. No. Name of Hon'ble State Election Commissioner Period
1. Shri R.D. Sonker 24th April, 1994 to 09th December, 1996
2. Dr. Yash Pal Singh 10th December, 1996 to 09th December, 2001
3. Shri Apparmita Prasad Singh 10th December, 2001 to 31st May, 2007
4. Shri Rajendra Bhonwal 1st June, 2007 to 4th April, 2012
5. Shri Satish Kumar Agarwal From 11th April, 2012

Detail of General Elections of Three-Tier Panchayats and Local Bodies are as under:-
Year-1995
Three-tier Panchayat
Village Panchayat No. of Village Panchayats Pradhan Member
  58,620 58,620 6,73,601
Kshetra Panchayat No. of Kshetra Panchayat Pramukh Member
  904 904 57,288
Zila Panchayat No. of Zila Panchayats Adhyaksh Member
  83 83 2,528
Local Bodies
Municipal Corporation No. of Municipal Corporations Mayor Corporator
  11 11 830
Nagar Palika Parishad No. of Nagar Palika Parishads President Member
  197 197 5011
Nagar Panchayat No. of Nagar Panchayats President Member
  419 419 4824
Year 2000
Three-tier Panchayat
Village Panchayat No. of Village Panchayats Pradhan Member
  52,929 52,929 6,20,908
Kshetra Panchayat No. of Kshetra Panchayat Pramukh Member
  815 815 52,674
Zila Panchayat No. of Zila Panchayats Adhyaksh Member
  70 70 2,126
Local Bodies
Municipal Corporation No. of Municipal Corporations Mayor Corporator
  11 11 830
Nagar Palika Parishad No. of  Nagar Palika Parishads President Member
  193 193 4,909
Nagar Panchayat No. of Nagar Panchayats President Member
  416 416 4,777
Year 2005
Three-tier Panchayat
Village Panchayat No. of Village Panchayats Pradhan Member
  52,001 52,001 6,52,549
Kshetra Panchayat No. of Kshetra Panchayat Pramukh Member
  820 820 65,087
Zila Panchayat No. of Zila Panchayats Adhyaksh Member
  70 70 2,631
Year-2006
Local Bodies
Municipal Corporation No. of Municipal Corporations Mayor Corporator
  12 12 980
Nagar Palika Parishad No. of Nagar Palika Parishads President Member
  191 191 5,075
Nagar Panchayat No. of Nagar Panchayats President Member
  421 421 5,139
Year 2010
Three-tier Panchayat
Village Panchayat No. of Village Panchayats Pradhan Member
  51,914 51,914 6,42,881    
Kshetra Panchayat No. of Kshetra Panchayat Pramukh Member
  821 821 64,101
Zila Panchayat No. of Zila Panchayats Adhyaksh Member
  72 72 2,624
Year-2012
Local Bodies
Municipal Corporation No. of Municipal Corporations Mayor Corporator
  12 12 980
Nagar Palika Parishad No. of Nagar Palika Parishads President Member
  194 194 5,097
Nagar Panchayat No. of Nagar Panchayats President Member
  423 423 5,158

Detail of important instructions issued by Station Election Commission, are as under:-
Year S. No. Panchayats S. No. Urban Local Bodies
1995 1. General Elections of Up Pradhans of Gram Panchayat. 1. Electoral Rolls for Urban Local Bodies prepared.
  2. General elections of Jyashetha Up Pramukh, Kanishtha Up Pramukh of Kshetra Panchayats. 2. Issued Registration of Political Parties and Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1995.
  3. General elections of Vice Chairman of Upadhyaksha of Zila Panchayats.    
1998 1. Criminalization of Politics- debar from contesting elections after preferring appeal in case crime in relation to grant of bail. 1. General Election of Deputy Mayor of Municipal Corporations.
      2. New "Registration of Political Parties Election and Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1998 issued.
1999 1. Issued detailed programs for revision of electoral rolls of Panchayats. 1. Issued Election of Nagar Nikay, Uttar Pradesh (Caste Certificate) Order, 1999.
2000 1. General elections of Up Pradhan of Gram Panchayats 1. Revision of Electoral Rolls of Urban Local Bodies.
  2. General elections of Upadhyaksha of Zila Panchayats. 2. Issued Registration of Political Parties and Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) (Ist Amendment), 2000.
  3. Accidental Insurance had been done for the government employees/semi-government employees/security personnel/other personnel employed in General Election 2000 of Panchayats.    
2001 1. General election of Pramukh/Jyeshtha Up Pramukh/Kanishtha Up Pramukh of Kshetra Panchayats.    
2002 1. Issued order regarding providing of helper to illiterate, blind and disabled persons in the election of Adhyaksh, Upadhyaksha and Pramukh. 1. General Elections of Deputy Mayor of Municipal Corporations.
2003 1. Issued order for revision of electoral rolls of Panchayats. 1. Issued Registration of Political Parties and Election Symbols (Registration and Allotment) (IInd Amendment) Order, 2003.
2004 1. Issued order on 2.8.2004 for preparation of electoral rolls on the basis of electoral rolls of Election Commission of India. 1. General Elections of Vice President of Nagar Panchayats and Nagar Palika Parishads.
2005  1. Issued instructions for the accidental insurance of govt. employees/ semi-government employees/ security personnel/other personnel employed in General Election of Panchayats. 1. Revision of Electoral Rolls of Urban Local Bodies for the General Election, 2005.
      2. Computerization of Electoral Rolls of Urban Local Bodies.
      3. Issued Registration of Political Parties and Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) (IIIrd Amendment) Order, 2005.
2006 1. General election of Pramukh/Jyeshtha/Kanishtha Up Pramukh of all Kshetra Panchayat of U.P.    
2007     1. State Government eliminated the post of Vice President of Nagar Panchayats and Nagar Palika Parishads and Deputy Mayor of Municipal Corporations.
2008 1. Ist General Election of District Planning Committee held on 21.04.2008.    
2009 1. Issued notification for the detailed revision of electoral rolls of Panchayats. 1. Issued amended order for Election of U.P. Nagar Nikay (Caste Certificate) Order, 2009.
2010 1. 9 symbols in addition to 48 symbols for the post of Pradhan, Gram Panchayat and 08 symbols in addition to 45 symbols for the post of Member, Zila Panchayat. 1. State Government issued Uttar Pradesh Municipalities (Election of Members, Corporators, Chairmen and Mayors) Rules, 2010.
  2. Issued order No. 2563/33-3-2010-11 (Ra.Ni.Aa.)/2010 dated 21.10.2010 regarding payment of ex-gratia on the death or in case of 45% disability of employees employed in election duty.    
2011 1. General Elections Conducted for District Planning Committee from the elected members of Zila Panchayat. 1. Detailed revision of Electoral Rolls of Urban Local Bodies.
      2. Issued Registration of Political Parties and Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) (IVth Amendment) Order, 2011.
2012     1. Issued Registration of Political Parties and Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) (Vth & VIth Amendment) Order, 2012.

Important work done by State Election Commission:-
  1. Commission launched Website on 23rd April, 2001.
  2. Conducted general elections of District Planning Committee in the year 2008.
  3. Conducted general election of Municipal Corporations in the year 2012 by Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).
  4. Prepared Communication Plan for Urban Local Bodies in General Elections 2012.
  5. Review of Law & Order situation and preparation of election was done for first time by video confrencing from State Election Commmission, Head Quarter in Urban Local Bodies General Election, 2012.
  6. Supervision of counting through web casting technique in General Election 2012 to Urban Local Bodies.
  7. Awareness of voters through print and electronic media in General Election 2012 to Urban Local Bodies.
  8. Deputed Micro Observer and Static Magistrate in General Election 2012 to Urban Local Bodies.
  9. New Model Code of Conduct was issued for General Election 2012 to Urban Local Bodies.
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