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UP Government raised retirement age of State Election Commissioner to 68 years

The Uttar Pradesh government raised the retirement age of State Election Commissioner from 65 to 68 years.

Jun 25, 2014 14:02 IST
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The Uttar Pradesh Government on 24 June 2014 raised the retirement age of State Election Commissioner (SEC) from 65 to 68 years.

The UP Cabinet amended the UP State Election Commission (Panchayat and Local bodies) (services and conditions of services) Rules 1994 to raise the term of the SEC up to either 68 years of age or six years term.

Earlier the term of SEC was either up to 65 years of age or five years term.

State Election Commissioner of UP: Satish Kumar Agarwal

About State Election Commissioner
Seventy-third Amendment Act and Seventy-fourth Amendment Act of 1992 of the Constitution provide for the setting up of State Election Commissions.

These Amendment Act inserted Article 243K and Article 243ZA. Under Article 243K and 243ZA of the Constitution of India, superintendence, direction and control of preparation of electoral rolls for conduct of all elections to Panchayat Raj bodies and Municipal bodies in the State shall be vested in a State Election Commission consisting of a State Election Commissioner to be appointed by the Governor.

The powers and functions of the State Election Commission are identical to those vested in the Election Commission of India constituted under Article 324 of the Constitution of India in their respective domains.

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