The Constitution of India was amended in 1992 through the 73rd and 74th amendments in order to provide legal sanctity to the Local Self-Governments (LSGs), giving LSGs their rightful place in the process of Nation building. LSGs consist of Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats in urban areas; Zilla Parishads, Panchayat Samitis and Village Panchayats in rural areas.
These amendments provide, inter alia, an independent State Election Commission in each state (under Article 243-K and 243-ZA) for timely conduct of elections in a free and fair and transparent manner.
The State Election Commission, Maharashtra (SECM) was established on 26th April 1994. Following are the State Election Commissioners appointed since 1994:
|Sr. No.||Name||Date from||To date|
|1||Shri. D. N. Chaudhary||26/04/1994||25/04/1999|
|2||Shri. Y. L. Rajwade||15/06/1999||14/06/2004|
|3||Shri. Nand Lal||15/06/2004||14/06/2009|
|4||Smt. Neela Satyanarayan||07/07/2009||06/07/2014|
|5||Shri. Jageshwar Saharia||05/09/2014||04/09/2019|
|6||Shri. U.P.S. Madan||05/09/2019|