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Maharashtar, Smt Neela Satyanarayan the former Indian Administrative Service officer and the first woman election commissioner of Maharashtra dies at 72. The 1972 batch officer was admitted at the Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai after she was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Neela Satyanarayan retired in 2014 from IAS officer. Satyanarayan has penned more than 150 songs. Also, Satyanarayan has composed music for several Marathi movies. The IAS officer just like every other election commissioners faced several challenges in her career.

State Election Commission

Under Article 243 to the Constitution of India , the State Election Commission is vested with the powers to control, direct and prepare electoral rolls of all Panchayats and Municipalities. The State Election Commissioner, who heads the commission is appointed by the Governor of the state.

The article also states that the tenure and appointment of the state election commissioner is directed according to the law made by the state legislature.

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