Election Commissioner

Call on bypolls on Sept 29: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora

Arora said when the EC had decided on holding the bypolls along with Bihar elections then it had no inclination towards some states sending representations to raise issues related to the bypolls.

published on : 25th September 2020

Retired IAS officer C Partha Sarathi appointed as new Telangana Election Commissioner

During his tenure as Agriculture Secretary, Partha Sarathi successfully implemented the government's flagship programmes of Rythu Bandhu and Rythu Bima. 

published on : 9th September 2020

Former Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed Election Commissioner in place of Ashok Lavasa

President Ram Nath Kovind cleared his appointment with effect from the date he assumes office. His appointment is in place of Lavasa who resigned with effect from August 31.

published on : 21st August 2020

President Ram Nath Kovind accepts Ashok Lavasa's resignation as Election Commissioner

Ashok Lavasa is the second election commissioner to step down from the poll panel before the completion of his term.

published on : 19th August 2020

Telangana waits to name SEC as Andhra drama plays out

It is following developments in the neighbouring State before taking any decision of its own SEC’s appointment.

published on : 1st August 2020

Ask Governor to reinstate you as State Election Commissioner: Andhra Pradesh HC to N Ramesh Kumar

The court asked the petitioner to submit a copy of the e-mail, to which Ashwini Kumar said they would submit it on Monday.

published on : 18th July 2020

First woman chief of Maharashtra poll panel dies of COVID-19 in Mumbai

Neela Satyanarayan died at Seven Hills Hospital in suburban Andheri around 4 am, the medical facility's dean Dr Balkrishna Adsul said.

published on : 16th July 2020

Asian Development Bank appoints Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa as new vice-president

Lavasa will succeed Diwakar Gupta, whose term will end on August 31.

published on : 15th July 2020

Petition challenges appointment of Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar as Andhra Pradesh Election Commissioner

In the same spirit, Ramesh who was appointed on the recommendation of the then Chief Minister, should also be declared illegal, the petitioner stressed in his writ petition.

published on : 9th June 2020

Andhra HC sets aside Ordinance amending Panchayat Raj Act, directs govt to reinstate N Ramesh Kumar as SEC

The Court cancelled all the Government Orders issued with regard to the amendments made to the Panchayat Raj Act. 

published on : 29th May 2020

Andhra Pradesh HC reserves order on tenure of State Election Commissioner

On the last day of the final hearing, Advocate General S Sriram argued that petitions filed by 12 others after the former SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar moved the court were not maintainable.

published on : 9th May 2020

Outsiders irk Andhra Pradesh High Court, SEC hearing to resume 

The court decision came after senior advocate Vedula Venkataramana, insisted that anyone can approach the high court, not just the petitioners, in matters of public interest.

published on : 30th April 2020

SEC ordinance hearing from April 28

Appearing for the State government, Advocate General Sriram sought one week to file final counter affidavit but the bench rejected his request.

published on : 21st April 2020

SEC takes up the gauntlet, says anointment cent per cent legal

“Definitely Sir!” exclaims Justice V Kanagaraj acutely conscious that his appointment as the State Election Commissioner (SEC) has come at a challenging time.

published on : 12th April 2020

Justice Kanagaraj appointed as new State Election Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh

The 75-year-old Justice Kanagaraj has been practicing law in the Supreme Court of India as Senior Advocate till his appointment as the SEC of Andhra Pradesh.

published on : 11th April 2020
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