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Election Department

 

 
Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan
Chief Minister of Kerala
 
Office of the Chief Minister
3rd Floor, North Block, Secretariat,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
PIN- 695001
Tel: 0471 – 2333241 
FAX: 0471 – 2333489
E-mail: chiefminister@kerala.gov.in
Residence: 0471 – 2314853, 2318406
Website: www.keralacm.gov.in
Shri. Teeka Ram Meena IAS
Principal Secretary & Chief Electoral Officer

 

 

Election Department
Kerala Legislative Complex
Vikas Bhavan P.O.
Thiruvananthapuram 695 033
Ph-0471-2305116
E-mail: ceo_kerala@eci.gov.in
M: 9400156199
Website: www.ceo.kerala.gov.in
Addl. Secretary & Addl. CEO Phone: 0471 2307172
Addl. Secretary & Jt. CEO Phone: 0471 2307167
Addl. Secretary & Jt.CEO(SVEEP) Phone: 0471 2300070
 WEBSITE

www.sec.kerala.gov.in 
www.ceo.kerala.gov.in
www.ceokerala.nic.in

Election Commission of India  eci.nic.in

 

About

Election department is headed by the Chief Electoral Officer. The department is responsible for the conduct of elections in the State and operates as per the directions of the Election Commission. All work related to electoral roll revision, issue of electoral identity cards etc. are coordinated by this department.

Election department is headed by the Chief Electoral Officer. The department is responsible for the conduct of elections in the State and operates as per the directions of the Election Commission. All work related to electoral roll revision, issue of electoral identity cards etc. are coordinated by this department.

 

State Election Commission:

State Election Commission, Kerala came into existence on 3rd December 1993 as envisaged in Article 243(k) of the Constitution of India.By way of amendment made in the Panchayat Raj Act the State Election Commission is armed with ample powers. Besides conducting election to the local self government bodies, the powers like division of wards, reservation of wards, disqualification of people's representatives, implementation of Prohibition of Defection Act etc. are vested with the Election Commission. Prior to this, these powers were vested in the Government.

 

 

Major Functions of the department

The State Election Commissioner has several unique powers, of which the salient ones are

  • SEC chairs the Delimitation Commission which delimits local government constituencies.
  • He has full powers to conduct local government elections including disciplinary powers over staff who are on election duty.
  • SEC assigns reserved posts and constituencies
  • SEC can disqualify candidates who do not submit election accounts.
  • He can disqualify candidates found guilty of defection.
  • He can disqualify elected representative who do not convene the Grama Sabha.
By way of amendment made in the Panchayat Raj Act the State Election Commission is armed with ample powers. Besides conducting election to the local self government bodies, the powers like division of wards, reservation of wards, disqualification of people's representatives, implementation of Prohibition of Defection Act etc. are vested with the Election Commission. Prior to this, these powers were vested in the Government. In no other state in the country the Election Commission has been vested with this much of power.


For more information State Election Commission  :  www.sec.kerala.gov.in 

Services/Activities

Phone: 0471 2300121/2307168 (Direct)

1.  Election (Accounts) Department
     Phone :0471- 2
307168 
1.  Audit objection and their clearance, Test Audit Notes, Audit Reports and Appropriation Accounts,
    Subjects of Election Department.
2.  Distribution of Funds, Reappropriation, Supplementary Grants and Surrender of Savings, TA bill papers 
    on loans and Advances such as HBA, MCA and Cycle Advance.
3.  Drawal of Establishment pay bills, maintenance of Books, Medical Reimbursement claims, Provident
    Fund and maintenance of connected Records, TA Bill claims.
4.  Contingent bill of Election Department.
5.  Invoices for supplies made and service rendered, acceptance and adjustment.
6.  Special Advance for Election work and their Adjustments.
7.  Purchase of Stationery, Furniture, Books etc.
8.  Purchase and maintenance of Vehicles of the Department.
9.  Consolidation of monthly statement.
10. Reconciliation of Departmental figures and Reimbursement of Government of India's shares of the
    Receipts and expenditure of the State Govt. in connection with the election work.
11. Issue of Audit Certificates.
12. Continuance of Temporary posts of Election Department.
13. Family benefit scheme accounts and Telephone connections and miscellaneous papers relating to
     Election (Accounts) Department.
14. Establishment of Election Department other than allotted of EA-2 seat.

2 Election (Equipment) Department
    Phone  :0471-
2307168  
                    
1.  Procurement and distribution of Electronic Voting Machine, Ballot Boxes, Secret seals, Anti Rust
    solution, Canvas bags and Allied papers.
2.  Construction of Election Annex buildings.
3.  Construction of Strong Room for EVMs and Construction of Ballot Box Deposit.
4.  Rent of Election stores and Election Annexes in Taluk Offices and Ballot box depots.
5.  Maintenance of Stock Register of Equipment/Material handled in the section
6.  Procurement and supply of Election Material such as Portable Voting compartments and Arm-bands etc.
7.  Supply of paper and other stationary articles for the revision of Electoral rolls and Election.
8.  Consolidation and furnishing of reply to LA Interpellations.
9.  LA. Assurances and other papers relating to the Legislative Assembly.
10. Printing and distribution of forms, Registers, Ballot Papers, Covers etc.
11. Printing and distribution of forms and Posters in connection with the Revision of Electoral Rolls.
12. Papers relating to the procurement and distribution of Hand Books for Returning Officers, Presiding
    Officers, Polling Agents, Counting Agents, Candidate and Pamphlet showing illustration cases of valid
    and invalid votes etc.
13. Self-inking stamp pads, Distinguishing mark rubber stamps, Arrow cross Rubber Stamps, indelible ink,
    Metal seals, Metal rulers, Metal pushers etc.
14. Miscellaneous papers relating to Election Department.

 

3. Election (General) Department
          Phone : 0471- 
2307168 :  
1.  R. P. Act 1950 and R. P. Act 1951 and Amendments.
2.  Appointments of R.Os/A.R.Os and its Amendments.
3.  Polling Stations.
4.  Biennial Elections to the Council of States.
5.  Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections.
6.  Preparation of last part of Electoral Rolls.
7.  Inclusion of persons working abroad working under the Govt. of India in the Electoral Roll.
8.  Election Library.
9.  Preparation of Identity Cards to Electors and its payment.
10.Complaints regarding Electoral rolls and ID Cards.
11. Appointment of Assistant Electoral Registration Officers.
12. Election expenditure of candidates.
13. Disqualification of candidates.
14. Counting Centres and Counting of Votes.
15. Registration of Electors Rules.—1960 and connected papers
16. Computerisation of Electoral Rolls.
17. Revision of Electoral Rolls.
18. Printing of Electoral Rolls and its payment.
19. Delimitation of Assembly Constituencies.
20. Maintenance of electoral Database and purchase of Electronic items and maintenance of Stock    Register.
21. Chief Electoral Officer's conference and its follow up action.
22. Visit of CEC/ECs/DCs and other dignitaries.
23. Conduct of Election Rules 1961 and conduct of Election to State Legislature & Lok Sabha.
24. Issue of Authority letters.
25. Election Petition-Publication of Judgment.
26. Registration of Political Parties and Republication of notification of the Election Commission of India
      relating to registration of political parties.
27. Miscellaneous of Election (General) Department.

Important Officials

 
Additional Secretary  Phone: 0471- 2307167
Additional Secretary  Phone: 0471 2300070
Under Secretary Phone: 0471 2301083