Dated Aizawl, the 12th April, 2017


                        In exercise of the powers conferred under Article 243ZA of the Constitution of India read with sub-rule (5) of Rule 7 of the Mara Autonomous District Council (Constitution, Conduct of Business, etc.) Rules, 2002 as amended in 2011, the State Election Commission has issued Model Code of Conduct for the guidance of Political Parties and Candidates for General Elections to Mara Autonomous District Council which has come into operation w.e.f  12th April, 2017 and the same shall remain in force till such time the election process is completed on 12th May, 2017.


            The Commission further orders that –


1)     No recruitment/appointment process in Government Departments / Public Undertaking Corporations within the Mara Autonomous District Council area should be initiated or made which invariably includes written test, personal interview and selection of candidates excepting cases dealt with by the State Public Service Commission, without prior clearance of the State Election Commission.


2)     No transfer and posting in respect of officers/officials should be made during the operation of the Model Code of Conduct. In the case of transfer orders already issued prior to the date of announcement of General Election to Mara Autonomous District Council but not implemented till the time when Model Code of Conduct came into effect, should not be given effect to without obtaining specific written permission from the State Election Commission.


3)     In such case where transfer of an officer/official is considered necessary on account of administrative exigencies, the department concerned, with full justification approach the Commission for prior clearance.


            All Administrative Departments are expected to cooperate with the State Election Commission in its onerous duties of conducting free and fair elections to Mara Autonomous District Council. Violation of any of the above will be seriously viewed by the State Election Commission.







State Election Commission,





Memo No.B.11011/5/2016-SEC/MADC/4       :         Dated Aizawl, the 12th April, 2017

Copy to:

1)    Sr. PPS to Chief Secretary, Govt. of Mizoram for kind information with a request to circulate the above or issue similar direction to all Administrative Departments.

2)    District Election Officer/Deputy Commissioner, Siaha District, Siaha for favour of information and follow-up action.

3)    All Heads of District Offices, Siaha District, Siaha for ensuring strict compliance by all concerned.

4)    All Observers for favour of information.

5)    Executive Secretary, Mara Autonomous District Council for favour of information.







State Election Commission,