The State Election Commission, Assam was constituted in May, 1994 under provision of the Article 243K and 243 ZA of the Constitution of India, with a view to perform responsibilities viz. superintendence, direction and control of preparation of Electoral Rolls for and conduct of all elections to the Panchayats and Municipalities and the State Election Commission shall be consist of a State Election Commissioner to be appointed by the respective Governor of a State. Since then the State Election Commission, Assam has been discharging its constitutional responsibilities by holding elections to the Panchayats and Municipalities of the State.

 The State Election Commission, Assam has been also entrusted by the State Govt. to conduct election including preparation of Electoral Rolls in case of another 9 (nine) local bodies in addition to the above mentioned 2 (two) constitutionally obligated elections. These are viz.

1.Bodoland Territorial Council
2.NC Hills Autonomous Council
3.Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council
4.Mising Autonomous Council
5.Sonowal Kachari Autonomous Council
6.Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council
7.Deori Autonomous Council
8.Thengal Kachari Autonomous Council
9.Tiwa Autonomous Council

**Above Council Sl No:1 to Sl No:3 under 6th Schedule of Constitution of India and Sl No:4 to Sl No:9 Constituted under relevant Act legislated by the State Govt.

 Thus, the State Election Commission has to discharge its responsibilities in holding election of a total no. of 11 Local Bodies of the State, as above mentioned.

 The present State Election Commissioner Sri H. N. Bora, IAS (Retd.) who has taken over charges on 1st October, 2014 is the 7th incumbent in the list of State Election Commissioners. Earlier State Election Commissioners were : -

Sl No
Name of Commissioner
From Date
To Date
1
 Late T. L. Barua, IAS (Retd.)
05.07.1994
31.07.1997
2
 Sri D. C. Borthakur, IAS (Retd.)
01.08.1997
30.04.1999
3
 Sri Abdul Malik, IAS (Retd.)         
14.15.1999
30.04.2001
4
 Late N. G. Barua, IAS (Retd.)        
27.18.2001
31.12.2005
5
 Sri C. K. Sarma, IAS (Retd.)           
01.03.2006
31.01.2009
6
 Sri Biren Dutta, IAS (Retd.)
04.06.2009
30.03.2014

At present the office of the State Election Commission, Assam has been functioning from a rented accommodation at the Housefed Complex, Dispur, Last Gate, Guwahati-781006

To conduct elections to local bodies entrusted by the Constitution as well as by the State Govt. under statutes in a free and fair manner so that grassroot growth of democratic institution is facilitated & strengthened, promote atmosphere for healthy growth of democratic value in the State

Mission of the State Election Commission is to conduct free, fair & regular election to the urban local bodies and offices under Panchayati Raj Institutions which are constitutional obligation of the State Election Commission. The State Election Commission is also to perform its entrusted responsibility by the State Government in respect of nine (9) other local bodies viz. Autonomous Council. The State Election Commission endeavors to promote healthy democratic value of the grass root level by holding timely, free & fair elections to various local bodies & creating awareness among the electorate for participating in the voting process as dutiful citizen of the country.

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