Co-operative Election Commissioner
(Various provisions of KCS Act,1959 and KCS Rules,1960)

  • Section 39AA(3):- The Governor shall appoint a person who is or has been an officer of the rank of Principal Secretary or Secretary to the State Government to be Co-operative election commissioner on the recommendation of the Chief Minister and such Co-operative election commissioner shall hold office for a term of five years
  • Section 39AA(5):- The conditions of service including the salary and allowances of the Co-operative election commissioner and the secretary shall be such as may be prescribed
  • Section 39AA(6):- Subject to the provisions of sub-section(8), the Co-operative Election Commissioner shall be removed from his office only by an order of governor on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity after an enquiry ordered by the Governor and conducted by a Judge of the High Court, who has on inquiry, reported that the Election Commissioner ought to be removed on such ground
  • Section 39AA(7):- The Governor may suspend from office, and if deemed necessary prohibit also from attending the office during inquiry, the election commissioner in respect of whom an enquiry has been ordered under subsection (6) until the Governor has passed orders on receipt of the report of the High Court Judge
  • Section 39AA(8):- Not with standing anything contained in sub-section (6), the Governor may by order remove from office the Co-operative Election Commissioner if the Co-operative Election Commissioner
    • is adjudged an insolvent; or
    • has been convicted of an offence which, in the opinion of the Governor involves moral turpitude; or
    • has engaged during his term of office in any paid employment outside the duties of his office; or
    • is, in the opinion of the Governor unfit to continue in office by reason of infirmity of mind or body; or
    • has acquired such financial or other interest as is likely to affect prejudicially his functions as the election commissioner.
  • Section 39AA(9):- If the Co-operative election commissioner any way, concerned or interested in any contract or agreement made by or on behalf of the Government of Karnataka or participates in any way in the profit thereof or in any benefit or emolument arising there from otherwise than as a member and in common with the other members of an incorporated company, he shall, for the purposes of sub-section (6) be deemed to be guilty of misbehaviour
  • Rule 13B(3):- The salary and allowances of the Co-operative Election Commissioner shall –
    • if he is in service, he shall continue to draw the pay and allowances applicable as per his service conditions,
    • if he is not in service, he shall be paid a salary equal to the salary of a judge of the High Court, after reducing the pension amount from the total emoluments drawn.
    • The conditions of service relating to the payment of travelling allowance, house rent allowance, conveyance facilities, sumptuary allowance, medical facilities, leave facilities and such other conditions of service, for the time being, applicable to a judge of a High Court under Chapter IV of the High Court Judges (condition of services) Act 1954 and the Rules made there under shall be as far as may be applicable to the Co-operative Election Commissioner. However, he shall also be entitled to get any additional facilities like provision for rent free accommodation, as may be provided by the Co-operative Election Commission. He shall be competent to sanction his own leave
  • The Co-operative Election Commissioner has been appointed vide notification CO-21-CLM-2013 dated 08.04.2013 and assumed charge on 12.04.2013