Telangana State Election Commission

Telangana State Election Commission
తెలంగాణ రాష్ట్ర ఎన్నికల సంఘ

Power of people is the Tower of Democracy
Agency overview
Formed 2 June 2014
Jurisdiction Telangana
Headquarters Hyderabad
Agency executives
  • K.Dharma Reddy[1], Secretary

The Telangana State Election Commission is an autonomous, independent Constitutional and Statutory authority of Telangana. It was formed under the Constitution of India as per the provisions of the 73rd and 74th Amendments Acts of 1992 .All Local Body elections of Telangana are conducted by this agency.[2][3][4]


The Election commission is headed by a State Election Commissioner appointed by the Governor of Telangana. State Election Commissioner holds his term for five years. Usually, Commissioners are appointed in the rank of Secretary to Govt. of Telangana.


The Election Commission monitors the work relating to the conduct of General Elections and Bye-Elections local bodies within the state sanctioned by 73rd and 74th constitutional amendment acts.

Elections to the Rural and Urban bodies of Telangana are held by both direct and indirect elections. The sole controlling authority rests on the Telangana State Election Commission.

Electoral rolls are as per the electoral rolls of Telangana Legislative Assembly constituency. Polling stations are then identified based on the rolls. Following the notification for elections, similar norms followed as for the assembly elections.

Direct elections

Elections to the following posts are held by this commission by Direct election.

  1. Members of the Zilla Parishad Territorial Constituency (ZPTC)
  2. Members of the Mandal Parishad Territorial Constituency (MPTC)
  3. Gram Panchayat Sarpanch
  4. Gram Panchayat Ward Member

The urban bodies consists of Municipal Corporations, Municipalities and Nagar Panchayats.

  1. Corporators of Municipal Corporation
  2. Councillors of Municipality/Nagar Panchayat

Indirect elections

Indirect elections are held for the following positions: After the assumption of charge by the elected candidates, Indirect elections are held in the allocated time by the local bodies.

  1. Upa-sarpanch of Gram Panchayat.
  1. Mayor and Deputy-Mayor of the Municipal corporations
  2. Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons in Zilla Parishad.
  3. Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson in Municipalities


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