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About the Commission

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In pursuance to the CONSTITUTION (97th Amendment) Act, 2011 and as per provision under Article 243-ZK, the superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for , and the conduct of all elections to a Co-operative Society shall vest in such an authority or a body as may be provided by the Legislature of state by law.

Accordingly, the legislature of the State of Odisha enacted the OCS (Amendment) Act , 2012 and notified the same in the gazette on 30.01.2013 incorporating the constitution of State Co-operative Election Commission.

The State Cooperative Election Commission, Odisha has started functioning with effect from 18.02.2013 with the appointment of Sri Rabi Narayan Senapati, IAS (Retd.) as the first State Co-operative Election Commissioner.