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The Telangana State Election Commission officially, State Election Commission of Telangana, 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.
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 Principal Secretary to Govt. of Telangana.The State Election Commissioner of Telangana is Partha Sarathi Garu
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.
Elections to the following posts are held by this commission by Direct election.
The urban bodies consists of Municipal Corporations, Municipalitiess.
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.
Chairperson and vice-chairpersons in Zilla Parishad by ZPTC members.
MPP’s [ Mandal Praja Parishad Presidents] by MPTC members.