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Brief History

A. The State Election Commission


The Constitution of India vests in the State Election Commission, consisting of a State Election Commissioner, the superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of electoral rolls for, and the conduct of all elections to the Panchayats and the Municipalities (Articles 243K, 243ZA). The State Election Commissioner is appointed by the Governor.


The Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission was constituted vide the notification dated February 1,1994 issued by the General Administration Department of the State Government. It came into existence on Feburary 15, 1994 with the assumption of office by the first State Election Commissioner.


As per article 243(C3) the Governor, when so requested by the State Election Commission, make available to the State Election Commission such staff as may be necessary for the discharge of the functions conferred on the SEC by clause (1).


The terms of the offices of the State Election Commissioners in the commission is mentioned below-

State Election Commissioner
Name Tenure
N.B.Lohani 15.02.1994 - 16.02.2000
Gopal Sharan Shukl 16.02.2000 - 14.08.2006
Aditya Vijay Singh 14.08.2006 - 10.12.2010
Dr.Ajit Raizada 10.12.2010 - 30.09.2013
R.Parasuram               01.10.2013  -Onwards
Secretary (State Election Commission)
Name Tenure
Prakash Chand 16.02.1994 - 30.11.1995
Yashpal Kumar 04.12.1995 - 01.10.1997
Vijiya Shrivastava 31.07.1998 - 09.06.2000
K.P.Singh 19.06.2000 - 24.07.2000
V.C.Rawat 24.07.2000 - 18.07.2001
Rakesh Bansal 23.07.2001 - 08.01.2002
S.P.Gupta 05.09.2002 - 28.01.2003
S.P.Jain 28.01.2003 - 28.08.2003
Arun Tiwari 17.10.2003 - 18.01.2006
Heeralal Trivedi 06.02.2006 - 06.07.2007
Urmila Mishra 14.08.2007 - 07.07.2008
Dr.Rajesh Rajora 07.07.2008 - 07.01.2009
Anupam Rajan 22.07.2009 - 09.08.2010
Rajni Uike 09.08.2010 - 22.06.2011
Subhash Jain 22.06.2011 - 31.08.2012
G.P.Shrivastava 09.11.2012 - 27.11.2015
Sunita Tripathi               27.11.2015 -Onwards

B. Information related to general elections may be seen at Urban Election - At a Glance and Panchayat Election - At a Glance .