Ballot Vault: In 3rd Large Rejig in 3 Weeks, ECI Transfers 8 District Magistrates, 12 Police Superintendents throughout 5 States – News18

Ballot Vault: In 3rd Large Rejig in 3 Weeks, ECI Transfers 8 District Magistrates, 12 Police Superintendents throughout 5 States – News18


Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar with Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and SS Sandhu.
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Leader Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar with Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and SS Sandhu.
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The ballot frame mentioned that the verdict was once taken as a part of the common overview by means of the fee throughout a gathering chaired by means of Leader Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar at the side of Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu. That is the 3rd primary switch order for the reason that dates for the Lok Sabha and meeting polls in some states had been introduced on March 16 by means of the Election Fee

The Election Fee of India (ECI) on Tuesday issued switch orders for district magistrates (DMs), in addition to officials of the rank of superintendent of police (SP) and deputy inspector basic (DIG)/inspector basic (IG) in Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh. The order was once issued just about 10 days after the ballot frame transferred 8 non-cadre SPs/SSPs and 5 non-cadre DMs in 4 states. It’s the 3rd primary switch order for the reason that time table for the Lok Sabha polls starting this month was once introduced.

In Tuesday’s order, the ballot frame mentioned that the verdict was once taken as a part of the common overview by means of the fee throughout a gathering chaired by means of Leader Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar at the side of Election Commissioners Gyanesh Kumar and Sukhbir Singh Sandhu.

The officers who had been transferred come with the DM of Udalguri in Assam, the DM and SP of Bhojpur and Nawada districts in Bihar, and the SP of Deoghar in Jharkhand. The DMs of Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur, SPs of Angul, Behrampur, Khurda, Rourkela, and DCP Cuttack and IG Central in Odisha had been additionally reshuffled. In Andhra Pradesh, the DMs of Krishna, Ananthpuramu, and Tirupati districts, the SPs of Prakasam, Palnadu, Chittoor, Anathpuramu, and Nellore districts, and the IGP of Guntur Vary had been transferred.

As well as, the ECI directed to refill vacant posts of SP (Rural) Ranchi, DIG Palamu, in addition to IG Dumka, and ship a panel of officers to Jharkhand.

“Below the directive, all of the transferred officers had been requested handy over the fee to their instant junior officer and those officials might not be assigned any election responsibility until finishing touch of the Common Elections 2024. The respective state governments had been directed to ship a panel of names of IAS and IPS officials to the Fee,” the ECI mentioned.

That is the 3rd primary switch order for the reason that dates for the Lok Sabha and meeting polls in some states had been introduced on March 16 by means of the Election Fee. Quickly after, on March 18, the ECI ordered the removing of best officers of a number of states, together with the West Bengal director basic of police, and residential secretaries of six states.

The house secretaries of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand had been got rid of from their posts. The secretaries of the overall administrative departments in Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh had been additionally got rid of.

On March 21, the ballot frame transferred 8 non-cadre SPs/SSPs and 5 non-cadre DMs in 4 states – Gujarat, Punjab, Odisha and West Bengal. As well as, the fee has additionally directed the switch of SSP Bathinda in Punjab and SP Sonitpur in Assam for familial affiliation with elected political representatives in those states.

In February, the ballot frame directed all state governments to make sure that officials who’re transferred out of the district after finishing 3 years aren’t posted in every other district inside the similar parliamentary constituency.

The Lok Sabha polls will probably be held in seven stages between April 19 and June 1, with the votes to be counted on June 4.

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