Madhya Pradesh (MP)(literally “Central Province”) is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal, and the largest city is Indore. Nicknamed the “heart of India” due to its geographical location in India, Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state in the country by area.
Madhya Pradesh is home to a large tribal population, who have been largely cut off from the mainstream development. This makes Madhya Pradesh one of the least developed states in India, with an HDI (Human Development Index) value of 0.375 (2011), which is well below the national average. The state’s per-capita gross state domestic product (nominal GDP) is the fourth lowest in the country (2010–11). MP is also the lowest-ranked state on the India State Hunger Index. In recent years, the state’s GDP growth has been above the national average. Rich in mineral resources, MP has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India. More than 30% of its area is under the forest cover. Its tourism industry has seen considerable growth, with the state topping the National Tourism Awards in the year 2010–11.
The current Governor of this state is Ram Naresh Yadav and the Chief Minister is Shivraj Singh Chouhan who is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party. This state is considered as one of the major states regarding the politics and culture of India. Madhya Pradesh sends 40 members to the Indian Parliament. 29 members are elected to the Lok Sabha and 11 members are elected to the Rajya Sabha. The 2 political parties that are dominant in this state are the BJP and the INC. This state has a two-party system. The regional parties of this state have not seen much success in the recent elections.
CEO Madhya Pradesh Useful Information and Contact Details:
CEO Madhya Pradesh – A Part of the Election Commission of India
“India has an asymmetric federal government, with elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. At the national level, the head of government, prime minister, is elected by members of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the parliament of India. The elections are conducted by the Election Commission of India. All members of the Lok Sabha, except two who can be nominated by the President of India, are directly elected through general elections which take place every five years, in normal circumstances, by universal adult suffrage. Members of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament, are elected by elected members of the legislative assemblies of the states and the Electoral college for the Union Territories of India.”
Now the above text is copied straight from Wikipedia, but seriously I didn’t understand a word. I just remember something I had studied in my civics lecture, basically India is a democracy with all the members of the parliament elected by the general public, giving us the right to choose our own leaders (sounds trippy right ? ). The Constitution of India has vested in the Election Commission of India the superintendence, direction and control of the entire process for conduct of elections to Parliament and Legislature of every State and to the offices of President and Vice-President of India. Election Commission of India is a permanent Constitutional Body. The Election Commission was established in accordance with the Constitution on 25th January 1950.
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Now, before we move on to the CEO Madhya Pradesh, it’s important that we know a little more about the Election Commission of India, the federal independent solely responsible for conducting fair and smooth elections in India.
The Election Commission of India is one of the only independent bodies in India not under the direct control of the government. It was done to ensure that the ruling party cannot affect it’s working and it can work smoothly without any external interruptions.
The Election Commission of India has a separate secretariat at New Delhi, consisting of about 300 officials, in a hierarchical setup. Two or three Deputy Election Commissioner and Director General assist the commission and are chosen from the national civil service with tenure. The work is divided in divisions, branches and sections ; the main divisions are Planning , Judicial , Administration , Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral participation, SVEEP, Information Systems , Media and Secretariat coordination.
Work at CEO Madhya Pradesh
A Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) functions under the supervision, control and overall guidance of the Election Commission of India. According to the Representation of the People’s Act 1950 and 1951, each state of India must be assisted with a Chief Electoral Officer during the State Assembly elections as well as the general elections. According to provisions of the above-mentioned acts, the CEO has a significant role to play during the elections to the office of the President and the Vice-President of India. The CEO supervises the preparation, revision and maintenance of the electoral rolls in the state. It is the duty of the Chief Electoral Officer to ensure free and fair elections in the state, such that more percentage of votes are casted. It is the responsibility of the CEO to enhance communication between the voters of a state and the different departments of elections within the state. Most importantly, it is the task of the CEO to ensure that no political party has any control with the elections in the state.
CEO Madhya Pradesh reaches out to the people of the state to ensure better services in terms of Electoral Rolls, issuing valid Electors’ Photo Identity Cards (EPIC), ensuring thorough verification, scrutinization and correction of the EPIC cards and list of electoral rolls (spelling mistakes, mistakes in D.O.B etc.), digitizing maps to indicate areas of the polling stations and their respective distances, providing sufficient man power and material resources on the day of the elections and enforcing a model code of conduct to be followed by all voters. The CEO Madhya Pradesh must also look into the financial managements during an election. The maintenance of law and order during the polling day depends largely on the Chief Electoral Officer.
CEO Madhya Pradesh : Contact info
Shri Jaideep Govind was appointed as the Chief Electoral Officer of Madhya Pradesh on August 1st 2011. Jaideep Govind an eminent Naramdev Brahmin is the first and only direct recruit in the Indian Administrative Service of the 1984 batch from Madhya Pradesh cadre.
He was born on the 4th of September 1960 and his native place is Madhya Pradesh. He is adept in speaking both Hindi and English. His educational qualification comprises of a graduate and a post graduate degree in Botany and Developmental Administration, respectively. He is also a qualified Company Secretary and under this he has majored in Cost Accountancy.
At the time of elections near the polling area, some people start bribing you in monetary terms, liquor or fake promises so that you might vote for their party. Never get involved in such immoral activities. Moreover, there might be some thugs creating violence in the polling area to disturb the peaceful voting process. In all such cases, you should go and file a complaint with the complaint cell established by the Chief Electoral Officer or contact the Helpline and convey your grievances.
If the campaign of the political parties exceeds the time, usually allotted for campaigning before elections, even in such cases you can contact your State Chief Electoral Officer and give a complaint.
In the following sub-section, we would enlist all the contact details of this competent team running the CEO Madhya Pradesh office.
Office Address of (Chief Electoral Officer) CEO Madhya Pradesh
Shri Jaideep Govind (IAS)
Address :- Madhya Pradesh Nirvachan Sadan, 17- Area Hills, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Phone :- 0755 – 2550488,0755 -2551282, 2553305, 2420952, 0755 -2571924, 2555162 (Control Room)
Mob No. :- 98269-00455
Fax :- 0755 – 2555162,2552157 (Direct)
E-Mail :- chiefelectoralofficerm[email protected], [email protected], [email protected].
Shri B.S. Savner
(Personal Secretary to CEO Madhya Pradesh)
Fax :-0755-2550488 (O) ,+91-99776-39838
Shri S.S. Bansal (IAS) (CEO In-charge)
Joint Chief Electoral Officer
Fax :- 0755-2555162,+91-94254-16814
Ms. Roohi Khan
Dy. Chief Electoral Officer
(IT, Conduct of Election, MCC & Establishment)
CEO Madhya Pradesh forms
Voter registration related forms from CEO Madhya Pradesh are certainly the lifeline of the Electoral process. So here is some super concise information about all the forms available for the voters in MP and all the other states, along with the functions they perform and the links from where they could be downloaded.
Form 6 Application for inclusion of name in electoral roll and change of address.
Form 6A Application for inclusion of name in electoral roll by an overseas elector.
Form 7 Application for objection to inclusion of name in the electoral roll.
Form 8 Application for objection to particulars entered in electoral roll.
How to get a CEO Madhya Pradesh Voter ID Card?
Voting is an essential part of the democratic process and the responsibility that every citizen of India should play enthusiastically. It is not possible to fulfil this responsibility without a Voter ID ( मतदाता पहचान पत्र ). Voter turnout during elections is essential for the formation of the majority government. Voter ID card is used for all government schemes, address proof, age proof and can be used as a photo ID. In addition, when applying for a loan, at the domestic airport and opening a bank account that can be used as an ID. If your age is 18 years, please add your name in the voters list to be sure for the inclusion in the list so that you can exercise your right. Voting is not only an essential thing but also a great service to the nation because it helps you get heard. On the directions of Election Commission of India ( भारत निर्वाचन आयोग ) every year state government organizes awareness camps for it. Also the people who want to make corrections or modification on their card like for address, name or age, the forms are provided on those centres and also on your nearest polling booths after filling which, the modification will be possible.
Nowadays it is pretty easy to register for a new voter ID card. You can do it manually or online. Election Commission (EC) ensures that the process of making new Voter Id card is as simple as possible to encourage more and more voters to register for it. EC organises National Voters Enrolment drive so that people can register to get a new voter ID card. However, if you have missed that don’t worry, there are still many ways of applying for it.
1. Open the link for form 6 as mentioned above.
2. Chose whether you need to fill the form in Hindi or in English. Form 6 is now opened. Download the form.
3. Stick your photograph of size 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm.
4. Enter the Applicant’s details such as Name, Surname in block letters and age as on 1st January.
5. Give the Date of Birth in years and months.
6. Under the place of birth, you are asked to provide the Village/Town, District and State where you were born.
7. You should also write down your father’s/Mother’s/Husband’s Name and Surname.
8. House/ Door No, Street/Area/Locality/Mohalla/Road, Town / Village, Post Office, Tehsil/Taluka/Mandal/Thana , District and Pincode are asked under the particulars of the ordinary residence.
9. If the applicants’ relation’s names are already present in the Electoral Roll, then give their name, relation type, serial number and part number of the constituency and finally their EPIC (Elector’s photo Identity Card)card number.
10. Complete the declaration appropriately. If your name has already been included in the Electoral Roll, then type the Assembly Constituency and the State, where it was first provided.
11. Enter the address, Elector’s Photo Identity Card Number and the Date of issue of the card.
12. It is necessary to sign or put a thumb impression of the applicant on the form,place and date.
13. It is optional to enter the Mobile number/E-mail and Aadhaar number if issued.
14. After filling the form, submit the form to the Email Address provided on the website.
15. Later you can furnish your Age Proof and Address Proof documents to the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO) personally.
You can also get the Form 6 directly from your ERO. Just take the form, fill it according to the instructions given above and submit it. Remember to paste a good and self attested picture in the form because a bad picture in your Voter ID card can haunt you for a long time.
To search your name in the Electoral Roll:
1. Open the link http://www.ceomadhyapradesh.nic.in
2. Click on the Online Registration E Roll (Voter list) on the left panel of the window.
3. Check on the 4th option i.e Check your e-registration status.
4. Enter your registration ID and click on search.
Getting a CEO Madhya Pradesh Duplicate Voter ID card
If by chance you have misplaced or lost your voter ID card don’t panic you can get a duplicate one. First of all, you need to file a FIR with the local police authorities and keep the receipt safely.
Then visit the nearest VREC or CEO Madhya Pradesh website and download Form No. 002. Fill in the appropriate details and attach self attested copies of ID and residence proofs along with passport size photo. Don’t forget to attach the copy of FIR with your application.
Submit the above documents personally or just send them directly to ERO through Speed Post. You will be give the receipt and later you can collect your duplicate card from VREC.