Hon'ble S. K. Agarwal
State Election Commissioner (Panchayat & Local Bodies), Uttar Pradesh

Profile : Joined Indian Administrative Service in 1974 (U.P. Cadre). Served, with distinction for more than 35 years in the field of Planning, Industry, Agriculture & Co-operative, Education, Irrigation, Public Works and Home. Joined as State Election Commissioner of Uttar Pradesh on 11th, April, 2012.

Message : 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, April, 1994. 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 Fifth General Election of 3 tier Panchayats was held in Nov-Dec, 2015.

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 these Institutions. It may also be useful to academicians and research scholars interested in the subject and ultimately to the general people at large. SEC has operationalised this Website with broader perspective to disseminate information for the wider use. Any valuable suggestion would be welcome from the stake holders.

Shri S. K. Agarwal
State Election Commissioner
(Panchayat & Local Bodies),
Uttar Pradesh.

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