State Election Commissioner




State Election Commissioner


Name                              :        Subardhan, I.A.S.(Retd.) ('97 Batch)

                                                P.C.S ('79 Batch)

Father's name                   :        Late Shri Matbaru Shah

Mother's name                  :        Late Smt. Rajmati Shah

Designation                      :        State Election Commissioner, UK.

                                                W.e.f. 04-09-2013


Pay                                :        80,000 (fixed) + Allowances.

Date of Birth                    :        19th June, 1953

Academic Qualifications     :        B.A. (Hindi, English Lit.)

                                               M.A. (Pol. Sc.)

                                               Higher Dip. in Co-operation

Caste                             :         Shilpkar (S.C.)

Present Address              :         State Election Commission, UK.

                                              ''Nirvachan Bhawan'' Ladpur,

                                               Mussoorie Bye Pass


Permanent Address           :         6/2 Teg Bahadur Road (Lane No.02),

                                                Dalanwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

                                                Ph. 0135-2673011, 2671671 (O)

                                                0135-2679527(R), 2671417 (Fax)

                                                09410392399 (M)

Administrative  Experience :-        


                                      :        S.D.M

                                      :        A.D.M., Planning, Finance & Executive.

                                      :        Chief Revenue Officer (C.R.O).

                                      :        General Manager, Industries.

                                      :        Secretary, Dev. Auth., MRT & BSR.

                                      :        Regional Food Controller, GWL/KMN.

                                      :        Director, Mandi Parishad.

                                      :        Director, Estate.

                                      :        Director, Tribal Welfare.

                                      :        Director, Education.

                                      :        Director, Tea Board.

                                      :        Director, Information (Thrice)

                                      :        DG, Information & Public Relations.

                                      :        District Magistrate, Almora.

                                      :        Commissioner, Food & Civil Supplies.

                                      :        Managing Director, Vit Vikas Nigam.

                                      :        Commissioner, Garhwal Division.­­­­­

Experience of Secretariat :-  

                                      :        Addl. Secy. with five Chief Ministers

                                      :        Addl. Secy., Protocol.

                                      :        Addl. Secy., Estate.

                                      :        Addl. Secy., GAD.

                                      :        Addl. Secy., Education.

                                      :        Addl. Secy., Tourism.

                                      :        Addl. Secy., Social Welfare.

                                      :        Addl. Secy., Irrigation.

                                      :        Addl. Secy., Culture.

                                      :        Addl. Secy., Sanskrit Edu.

                                      :        Addl. Secy., Religious Affairs.

                                      :        Addl. Secy., Information & Public Relations.

                                      :        Secretary, Secondary Edu.

                                      :        Secretary, Jalagam.

                                      :        Secretary, Food & Civil Supplies.

                                      :        Secretary, Social Welfare.

                                      :       Secretary, Irrigation.

                                      :       Secretary, Cooperative.

Place of Postings.      :-         

                                       (1)         Uttarkashi

                                       (2)         Lucknow,

                                       (3)         Muzaffar nagar.

                                       (4)         Chamoli.

                   (5)         Nainital.

                   (6)         Moradabad.

                                       (7)         Saharanpur.

                                       (8)         Meerut.

                                       (9)         Faizabad.

                                      (10)        Ghaziabad.

                                      (11)        Bulandshahr.

                                     (12)         Mirzapur.

                                     (13)         Almora.

                                     (14)         Bagpat.

                                     (15)         Dehradun.

                                     (16)         Udhamsingh Nagar.

                                     (17)         Pauri Garhwal.


1-    Got "State award" in the month of November 2013 for doing the excellent works in relief and rehabilitation during unprecedented natural calamity of june 2013.

2-    Got “Uttarakhand Ratna” by "All India conference of intellectuals" in the month of April 2014 for doing the excellent works during my postings in different capacities in the state.

  Background in brief :-

In 1971 at the age of 18 after passing out intermediate I wanted to write pre-medical examination but because of poor condition of the family my father told me about his inability to meet out the expenses of the medical education so with the result, I had no option expect to find out some job for my livelihood and as luck could have been one prominent social worker opened a Junior High School in the remote hills of uttarkashi, where I was employed as a science teacher. After serving as a teacher for six months, I got a Govt. job in Public works Department as a clerk/typist, where I stayed till 1977. During this period I completed my graduation in 1974 and post graduation in 1976. After completing my post graduation I started writing different competitive examinations and consequently in the year 1978 I was selected as co-operative inspector and immediately thereafter in the year 1979 as PCS (Executive) in Uttar Pradesh. The Journey of thereafter is explained in the beginning of this bio data. After putting about 27 years of service, I got elevated in IAS in 2007 and was allotted the batch of 1997.


              The most challenging jobs which I had to handle were of the SDMs/ADMs in communally hyper sensitive areas of district Moradabad, Saharanpur and Buland Sahar. In the year 1991 during the Babri Masjid demolition I was posted at Faizabad on the demand of the Shri K. Chandramauli the then District Magistrate of Faizabad for maintenance of law and order situation of Faizabad which was badly derailed and I alongwith other officers succeeded in bringing it back to the normal.  

              I got about 9 elections conducted of the Assembly and Parliament in the capacity of Deputy election officer in Bulandsahar, Meerut and Baghpat.

              After the formation of Uttarakhand I remained  posted as Addl. Secretary with five successive chief ministers.

              Four times I have been posted as Director General Information & Public Relations on different occasions whenever there was a problem in the department.   

              In the year 2011 Govt of Uttarakhand launched the most prestigious scheme of "Atal Khadhyan Yojana" for which I was picked up as Nodal Officer and later on elevated as commissioner & secretary Food & civil supplies Department. The entire state is aware about the success of the scheme.

              Uttarakhand state faced unprecedented natural calamity during june 2013, and incidentally I was posted as Divisional Commissioner of the worst hit part of the state. Almost about three months, day & night I was busy in relief and rehabilitation works alongwith my team. Keeping in view the good works done by me during this period I was given State Award in the Raj Bhawan in the month of Nov 2013. This is also relevant to mention that because of excellent works done by me in the different capacities in the State, I was picked up for the prestigious post of State Election Commissioner in the month of September 2013, on which I am continuing even now.

              As Election Commissioner I got the General Election done in very-very peaceful and orderly manner which is a record in the state so far.  

              Now as State Election commissioner I am busy to bring out some reforms in the Election procedures to make the Elections strictly timebound, fair, free and transparent.  




State Election Commissioner,


Date of Birth                 :        19th June, 1953

Academic Qualifications:      B.A. (Hindi, English Lit.)

                                                M.A. (Pol. Sc.)

                                                Higher Dip. in Co-operation

Caste                             :        Shilpkar (S.C.)

Present Address            :        State Election Commission, UK.                                                                        ''Nirvachan Bhawan'' Ladpur, Mussoorie Bye Pass


Permanent Address       :        6/2 Teg Bahadur Road (Lane No.02),

                                                Dalanwala, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

                                                Ph. 0135-2673011, 2671671 (O)

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