Message of Hon'ble State Election Commissioner,
After 73rd and 74th Constitutional Amendments, the responsibility of
conducting free & fair elections of Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies in the state has
been vested in the State Election Commission under article 243K & 243ZA of the
constitution of India. In Uttar Pradesh the State Election Commission was constituted on
23rd April1994. The first election to the members of the Gram Panchayats,
Kshetra Panchayats and Zila Panchayats and Pradhan of Gram Panchayats and Chairpersons
& members of the Urban Local Bodies in the plain areas of the state were held in 1995.
Elections of 3 tier Panchayats and Municipalities in Hill Districts were held in Nov,1996
and Feb,1997 respectively. The Second General Elections of 3 tier Panchayats
were held in June’2000 while that of Urban Local Bodies were held in
Nov’2000. The Third
General Election of 3 tier Panchayats was held between Aug-Oct, 2005 and Urban Local
Bodies was held in Oct' 2006. The Fourth General Election of 3 tier
Panchayats was held in Sep-Oct, 2010 and the General Election of Urban Local
Bodies was held in May-July, 2012.
The State Election Commission has its own WEBSITE to disseminate the latest information regarding Elections of Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies and also about the functions of the Commission.
I do hope that this endeavour of the Commission will provide valuable information pertaining to election of Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies which would be useful to the Administrators, Planners, Social Organizations and the Office bearers of the these Institutions. It may also be useful to academicians and research scholars interested in the subject and ultimately to the general people at large.