Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Pollyticaly At A Glance
Capital Port Blair
Partiyamantary constituency 1
Lieutenant Governor Pro. Jagdish Mukhi
CEO Ms Tanvi Garg (I.A.S)
District 3
Sub District 9
Cencus Town 4
Statutory Town 1
Villeges 555
Population of Delhi as per Census 2011
Population 379944
Male 202330
Female 177614
Rural 244411
Male 130647
Female 11374
Urban 135533
Male 71683
Female 63850
Sex Ratio
Females Per 1000 Male 878
Rural 871
Urban 891
Population in The Age Group 0-6
Person 39497
Male 20094
Female 19403
Rural Person 26547
Male 13444
Female 13103
Urban Person 12950
Male 6650
Female 6300
Child Sex Ratio 0-6
Females Per 1000 Male 966
Rural 871
Urban 947

About Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a Union Territory with a single parliamentary constituency. The Union Territory is administered by the Hon’ble Lt. Governor and has 3 districts but the ADM (South Andaman) is the Electoral Registration Officer(ERO) for the entire UT accross all the three Districts. The Election department is entrusted with the function of all activities relating to Electoral Roll, Summary Revision, EPIC issue, conduct of Parliamentary elections etc.

The election department is headed by Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The office of CEO is located at the Secretariat, Port Blair.  The CEO is assisted in the official activities by the hierarchy of Dy. Chief Electoral Officer (DCEO) functioning at the office of Deputy Commissioner (South Andaman), Port Blair. The concerned Deputy Commissioners function as the District Election Officer(DEO) of the District for conduct of Parliamentary Elections.

The UT has nine Tehsils and the Tehsildar functions in the role of Assistant Electoral Registration Officer (AERO) of the concerned Tehsil.

The UT has 2.578 lakhs electors as per the published Electoral Roll of 06-01-2014 with the break up of 1,36,356 male and 1,21,500 female electors.

Following Indian independence, the Chief Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands was the nominal head of the territory, appointed by the President of India.
Chief Commissioners of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1946–1982)
Inamul Majid Feb-1946 1949, subordinate to the Governor to 15 August 1947
Ajoy Kumar Ghosh 1949 1953
Sankar Nath Maitra 1953 1956
C. Ramachandran 1956 1956
T. G. N. Ayyar 1956 1958
M. V. Rajawade 1958 1961
B. N. Maheshwari 1961 1965
B. L. Chak 1965 1966
Mahabir Singh 1966 1968
H. S. Butalia 1968 1972
Harmander Singh 1972 1975
Surendra Mohan Krishnatry 1975 1979
S. L. Sharma 1979 1982

Political History Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Lok Sabha constituency is the only Lok Sabha (lower house of Indian parliament) in the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Until the 1967 general election, the member of parliament (MP) representing this territory was unelected but directly appointed by the President of India. Its first MP was John Richardson who was nominated to represent this constituency in the 1st Lok Sabha in 1952. The next two to be nominated were both from the Indian National Congress (INC): Lachman Singh in 1957 and Lall Niranjan in 1962. The constituency's first elected MP was K. R. Ganesh of the INC in 1967. Ganesh was re-elected in the next election in 1971. Manoranjan Bhakta of the INC won the 1977 election and would go on to serve seven consecutive terms as MP from 1977 to 1999 before being defeated by Bishnu Pada Ray of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 1999 election. Bhakta was re-elected in 2004 to serve an eighth term as MP. Ray won the 2009 election, was re-elected in the most recent election in 2014 and currently serves as this constituency's MP.

General Election (Lok Sabha)
1967 1984 1998
1971 1989 1999
1977 1981 2004
1980 1996 2009
Members of Parliament
Election Member Party
1952 John Richardson None
1957 Lachman Singh Indian National Congress
1962 Lall Niranjan Indian National Congress
1967 R.M Chakraborty Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1971 R.M Chakraborty Communist Party of India (Marxist)
1977 Manoranjan Bhakta Indian National Congress
1980 Manoranjan Bhakta Indian National Congress
1984 Manoranjan Bhakta Indian National Congress
1989 Manoranjan Bhakta Indian National Congress
1991 Manoranjan Bhakta Indian National Congress
1996 Manoranjan Bhakta Indian National Congress
1998 Manoranjan Bhakta Indian National Congress
1999 Bishnu Pada Ray Bharatiya Janata Party
2004 Manoranjan Bhakta Indian National Congress
2009 Bishnu Pada Ray Bharatiya Janata Party
2014 Bishnu Pada Ray Bharatiya Janata Party
Lieutenant Governors of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1982….)
Name From to
Pro. Jagdish Mukhi 22-Aug-2016
A. K. Singh 08-Jul-2013 17-Aug-2016
Bhopinder Singh 29-Dec-2006 30-Jun-2013
Madan Mohan Lakhera 12-Feb-2006 29 December 2006 acting (for Kapse to 30 May 2006)
Ramchandra "Ram" Kapse 05-Jan-2004 30-May-2006
Nagendra Nath Jha 26-May-2001 04-Jan-2004
Ishwari Prasad Gupta 23-Dec-1996 25-May-2001
Vakkom Purushothaman 19-Mar-1993 18-Mar-1996
Surjit Singh Barnala Dec-1990 18-Mar-1993
Ranjit Singh Dayal Ranjit Singh Dayal Dec-1990
Romesh Bhandari Dec-1989 24-Feb-1990
Romesh Bhandari was appointed L G to A & N Islands but he was never sworn in as L G of these Island. T. S. Oberoi continued up to Feb. 24, 1989. Mr Gorakh Ram was Chief Secretary of these Islands at that time.
Lt Gen Tirath Singh Oberoi (Retd) AVSM, VrC, 04-12-1985 Dec-1989
Manohar L. Kampani 12-Nov-1982 03-Dec-1985

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