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SEC Bihar Search Your Name in E-Roll : State Election Commission

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State : Bihar
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Who appoints the District Election Officers (Panchayat) ?
Ans. Under Section 125 of the Bihar Panchayat Raj Act, 2006 the State Election Commission designates or nominates the District Magistrate as the District Election Officer (Panchayat) for each district.

The District Election Officer coordinates and supervises all works relating to conduct of elections within his jurisdiction subject to the direction, control and superintendence of the Commission.

The District Election Officer (Panchayat) may appoint one or more Deputy District Election Officer (Panchayat) for his assistance with the approval of the State Election Commission.

Who appoints the Returning Officers/Assistant Returning Officer (Panchayat)?
Ans . Under section 125(3) and 125(4) of the Bihar Panchayat Raj Act, 2006 the District Election Officer (Panchayat) on being authorized by the State Election Commission appoints Returning Officer (Panchayat) who shall not be below the rank of Block Development Officer/Circle Officer/Deputy Collector.

To assist the Returning Officer (Panchayat) in the discharge of his function, the District Election Officer (Panchayat) with approval or authority of the Commission appoints one or more Assistant Returning Officer (Panchayat), who shall be an Officer of the State Government.

Who appoints the Presiding & Polling Officers?
Under Section 125(5) of Bihar Panchayat Raj Act, 2006, the District Election Officer (Panchayat) appoints a Presiding Officer and such number of polling officer or officers as he may deem necessary for the assistance of the Presiding Officer, for each polling station.

Who can appoint Election Observers?
The State Election Commission appoints election observers and assigns them specific responsibilities for supervision of the poll-process in exercise of the plenary powers vested in him under Article 243K of the Constitution, and under section 128 of the Bihar Panchayat Raj Act, 2006.

How are the Members of Gram Panchayats, Panch of a Gram Kutchahry, members of Panchayat Samiti and Members of Zila Parishad elected?
The Members of Gram Panchayats, Panch of Gram Kutchahry, Members of Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad are elected directly by the electorates of the respective territorial constituencies through universal adult franchise.

How are the Mukhiya and Up-Mukhiya of a Gram Panchayat, Surpanch and Up-Surpanch of Gram Kutchahry, Pramukh and Up-Pramukh of Panchayat Samiti and Adhayaksha and Up-Adhayaksha of Zila Parishad Elected?
Mukhiya of a Gram Panchayat/Sarpanch of Gram Kutchahry is directly elected by the voters enrolled in the voter’s list of the concerned Gram Panchayat. The Up-Mukhiya/Up-Sarpanch is elected by the elected members of Gram Panchayat/Panches of Gram Kutchahry from amongst themselves at the first meeting of the Gram Panchayat/Gram Kutchahry after a general election.

Who is responsible for preparation of Electoral Rolls for direct elections to PRIs? How is such Electoral Roll prepared?
The electoral roll for direct election to Panchayat Institutions is prepared by the District Election Officer (Panchayat) under the direction, control and supervision of the State Election Commission.

Such electoral rolls are prepared Gram Panchayat Ward-wise and Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad territorial Constituency-wise by splitting the electoral roll of the Assembly Constituency for the time being in force related to the area comprised within the Gram Panchayat/ Samiti/ Parishad territorial Constituency

About State Election Commission

State Election Commission is a Constitutional Body. The State Election Commission was established in accordance with the Constitution read with Bihar Panchayat Raj Act, 1993 on 30.03.1994.

The 73rd and 74th Amendment to the Constitution of India is a milestone in the process of establishing democratic decentralised administration through local bodies and taking administration to the doorsteps of the people to ensure economic and social justice.

The State Election Commission (Commission) is a creation of the 73rd amendment of the Constitution of India.

The Commission was created with the responsibility to conduct election to the Panchayats at various levels. Article 243-K provides for the powers and responsibilities of the State Election Commission.

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