243K. Elections to the Panchayats.-
(1) The superintendence,
direction and control of the preparation of electoral rolls for, and
the conduct of, all elections to the Panchayats shall be vested in a
State Election Commission consisting of a State Election Commissioner
to be appointed by the Governor.
(2) Subject to the provisions of any law made by the Legislature of a
State, the conditions of service and tenure of office of the State
Election Commissioner shall be such as the Governor may by rule
Provided that the State Election Commissioner shall not be removed
from his office except in like manner and on the like grounds as a
Judge of a High Court and the conditions of service of the State
Election Commissioner shall not be varied to his disadvantage after
(3) The Governor of a State shall, when so requested by the State
Election Commission, make available to the State Election Commission
such staff as may be necessary for the discharge of the functions
conferred on the State Election Commission by clause (1).
(4) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the Legislature of
a State may, by law, make provision with respect to all matters
relating to, or in connection with, elections to the Panchayats.