New Delhi, Oct 18 (GCCurrentAffairs) With the term of the Delhi assembly ending on February 2020, the Election Commission (EC) on Friday issued an advisory for transfer and posting of officers connected with conduct of elections.
“To ensure free and fair election, the Commission has been following a consistent policy to the effect that officers directly connected with conduct of elections in an election going state, Union Territories are not posted in their home districts or places where they have served for considerably long period”, the poll body said in a statement.
According to the Commission, all government officers directly connected with the conduct of elections should not be not posted in their home district.
It also said that the officers, who are appointing for election duties, should not completed three years in that district during last four years or would be completing three years on or before January 31, 2020.
“No DEO/RO/ARO/ Police inspectors/Sub-inspector or above is posted back or allowed to continue in the assembly/district where he/she was posted during the general/bye elections held in the assembly between February 1, 206 and January 21, 2018. However, the officers posted on recommendation by the Commission during this period are exempted from the aforesaid condition”, the poll body added.
The Commission further said that the officers, officials against whom the Commission had recommended disciplinary action in past and which is pending or which has resulted in a penalty or the officers who have been charged for any lapse in any election or election related work in the past, may not be assigned any election related duty.
“Further, any officer, who is due to retire within the coming six months, shall not be associated with any election related duty”, the Commission added.